As I am a complete newee to the world of carpentry I decided to buy this book to learn the basics. However, I was very disappointed with the book. For a start there are not enough tools diagrams in the book, instead the author aims to explain what the tools look like and what they do which can be very confusing at times. Secondly, the book assumes that the reader is familiar with a lot of the carpentry terminology which is even more confusing. One plus point is the price but I would rather pay the extra few pounds/euros and get a book that is more detailed and does not assume that the reader is already familiar with the terms. After all this is a book for DUMMIES!