|Chapters are color-coded and tabbed for easy accessibility, and the spiral binding allows the pages to lie flat on the workbench for hands-free reading. A reference section provides charts, formulas, conversion tables, and geometry pointers to refresh the forgetful craftsman, and a comprehensive glossary offers rapid access to a wealth of information.
Charlie Self is the director of the National Association of Home and Workshop Writers. His articles have been featured in Remodelling News and Woodworker's Journal, among others, and he is the author of Cabinets and Countertops, The Insider's Guide to Buying Tools, and Making Fancy Birdhouse Feeders. He lives in Bedford, Virginia.