New Zealand Classic Car - - Automobilia -

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.

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