The Woodworker's Bible, by Alf Martensson. New York: Bobbs-Merrill Company. 288 pp. $11.95.
Alf Martensson's clearly and concisely written book is highly recommended for prospective cabinetmakers. It briefly but thoroughly covers selection and storage of wood, how to use and maintain various power tools, and traditional and modern construction techniques.
The novice may find the directions frustratingly brief, but the information is there, and it is well presented and thorough. The black and white photographs show the various power and hand tools commonly used, while line drawings illustrate techniques. There is also a dictionary of hand tools. One added plus is the use of design examples by world-renowned cabinetmaker Alan Peters.