Installing leather onto desktops, library steps, or tables requires an investment in embossing tools and supplies, but otherwise is a very straightforward procedure. Here a step-by-step description is given with an appendix for finding tools and supplies.
The technique of applying shellac using the French polish method is discussed in a step-by-step essay.
A cone splice is a technique to reinforce breaks in turned wooden objects which provides the greatest reinforcement, minimizing weakening other parts of the structure all the while leaving the outside surface untouched.
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Kerf cutting is a method of curing warped panels by cutting grooves in the non-show face of the wood, clamping the panel flat and gluing in splines to restore dimension to one side of the wood suffering from deformity, usually compression set.