I can highly recommend a video tape set if you are interested.
They also have some interesting individual tapes covering various autobody
and other sheet metal and welding subjects. I learned much more from this
tape set than from a welding class I took at the local vocational school,
and it covers techniques for a lot of the routine repairs we run across with
our little cars. It covers gas welding as well as MIG and spot welding.
My FIL got me a Victor portable oxy-acetylene outfit for Christmas
this year. A very cool gift.
I know enough to be able to set it up and cut metal, which of course
is going to be its primary purpose, but I thought that it would be
fun to learn to weld with gas. So is there a favorite book out there
for me to buy to pick up the basics? I don't have time to take a
class, or I would. And really, I'd be more likely to use a stick
welder or a MIG to actually weld when it counts. But I think gas
welding would be a good arrow to add to my quiver.