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"This book has lots of photo examples from many top artists, but limited amounts of actual instructions on how the techniques were done. Still, a good one for your library just to see the great photos and art."
"This is a great book if you are interested in making drums or any other type of ethnic instrument that uses gourds. This book has lots of great photos but also has more instructions than some of Widess/Summit's later books."
"This book deals with a very specific technique and product - it is based on using "Inlace" brand resin and related products. Information is included on how to inlay the resin and how to grind it down when it is cured."