You canít always have an experienced woodworker on hand to help with your projects, but you can have a copy of Woodworking FAQ.

The book was written by Spike Carlsen, a longtime woodworker and former executive editor of Family Handyman magazine. Itís intended as a sort of mentor-on-paper, offering tips and guidance that can benefit woodworkers of all skill levels.

The book covers everything from setting up a wood shop to finishing your creations and repairing furniture. Its spiral binding allows the book to lie flat, making it easier to use it for reference while youíre working.

Woodworking FAQ is published by Storey Publishing and sells for $16.95.

ó Mary Beth Breckenridge