Gazette Archive 3/13/00
A book review: By Judith Mattart
The author carefully explains each step and thoughtfully offers the most practical and economicial options for obtaining the necessary materials...not only for the actual woodburning, but for the painting and/or staining and varnishing. Her suggestions regarding stains and varnishes are pertinent to any area of woodworking.
She presents the step by step details for completing 20 projects from bowls to birdhouses to jewelry to planters and urns; and includes several pages of patterns that can be enlarged or reduced to suit the reader's choice of design. The patterns are original and extremely attractive.
Since my own personal curiousity could not be contained, I made a letter opener and decorated the handle according to the instructions, adapting one of the patterns in the book. The project, two primitive style deer running through the forest, took a long time and involved some cheek biting to complete, but the results were interesting and showed a lot of promise for future endeavors.
And now I have a letter opener, which
I badly needed. Thanks to Betty Auth.
Anyone interested in purchasing this book should try here.