SETTING UP A HOME CAR WORKSHOP
Julian Edgar Published 2018 by Veloce, which supplied the review copy ISBN 978-1-787112-08-7 Reviewed by Mark Holman
large soft-cover book from Veloce sets out a clear route to establishing, equipping, and organizing a home workshop. It seems to cover the full scope — from selecting hand tools and using them effectively to choosing the best types of welding equipment for your needs, and building ramps and workbenches.
The book also contains some useful layout ideas, so that your workshop makes the best use of whatever space you have available and to help your workflow to be smooth and logical. Some of the major ‘fixed tools’ covered, such as hydraulic presses, will be beyond the average home-garage workshop, but there’s plenty here for those working on a smaller scale, such as drill presses, storage options, portable power tools, and safety reminders. Safe working habits are covered, as are specific tools for car electronics. The six pages of hints and tips are based on the author’s practical experience.
This 160-page book looks like being very useful for all car owners with some DIY ability, whether they are working on classics or moderns.