THE FARM Welding Handbook is the guidebook we all wished we had back in FFA welding shop. With explanations of basic welding principles and straightforward how-to instructions, the 143-page softcover book provides a useful overview of oxyacetylene gas and arc welding.

Detailed instructions and photos guide you through making the perfect butt or filet weld. Other topics include the basics of setting up shop and the purpose of gas, arc and MIG welders. There's also a section dedicated to welding safety and equipment, as well as a list of welding supply companies.

Price $24.95. To order, contact MBI Publishing Co., 380 Jackson St., Suite 200, St. Paul, MN 55101, 800/826-6600, www.motorbooks.com.