Although Norm is well acquainted with all the tools he describes in the book, I found that he spent far too much effort in describing the physical size, shape, etc of the tool rather than telling how to use it efficiently. A picture of the tool next to a short history or introduction would have been fine, and then gone into some tips and tricks that he has learned to use the tool efficiently. Although I did learn some new approaches to using common tools (I am not a carpenter), I did not find the seventy tips that were supposed to be in the book. I read the first third quickly, the second third laboriously, and the last third I skimmed through. I will stick to watching Norm on PBS.