Author(s): Rick Kiubick
Today even the small or hobby farmer has to contend with his or her share of machinery - and keeping that machinery running smoothly can cost far less (and perhaps afford the mechanically minded farmer greater pleasure) if it's done right on the farm. For the new farmer or the urban transplant who'd like to do just that, this book offers clear, detailed instructions and plenty of practical advice on setting up a farm workshop.
Writing in a straightforward, easy-to-follow style and drawing on a wealth of experience, author Rick Kubik outlines 15 projects that will take you from the planning stages to the workbench. Beginning with such basic issues as what kind of building best suits your goal-should you remodel, add on, build anew?-the book covers every detail of structure, safety, lighting, heating and ventilation, electrical systems, information management, storage, clean-up, and organization. Kubik also includes a list of frequently used tools and equipment. For the farmer who wants to keep his own tractors and implements in tip-top shape, or the country dweller who simply likes to tinker, this comprehensive how-to manual will get him or her started in a workshop that is as useful, efficient, well-equipped, and safe.