This is simply the best welding book I have ever read!
Don't be mislead by the word "farm" in the title - this book is applicable to farm, business, home workshop, auto, construction or fabricating welding - in fact it is truly an all-round welding book.
Previous welding books I've read have either been so basic & cover each type of welding so briefly that they are of little practical use other than an overview, or are designed for real industrial experts and go into molecular structure of metals you'll never see and so on. This book sits nicely in the middle, using language that is easy to follow, with an almost conversational style which is such a great way to teach.
"Farm and Worshop Welding" covers the major welding types in all the detail you really need to know and has lots of illustrations. It left me with no unanswered questions. In particular I found the pictures of common faults and mistakes (for one example they show you a series of welds with the voltage too low, then progressing up through the correct level to too high, which you can compare with your own results and improve your technique from - excellent) really helpful.
Covering Stick, MIG, TIG, Gas, plasma, and even plastics, it also covers techniques like cast iron welding, pipe welding and soldering. It even has a short and very useful section on smithing, using taps and dies, tool sharpening and hard facing. This is a really useful book!
The book is ideal for the home welder or person who is maybe not a professional welder but welds to repair vehicles/machinery or to fabricate one off things. Having said that, it has a place on the expert's shelf too.
I would say that this is the only book you are going to need from complete beginner who has not yet even bought a welder or used one, right up to the competent regular
welder. I recommend this book without any hesitation!