I also have this beauty of a kit. If you contact Mantua they will send you a complete "how to" manual. It's actually quite good. I bought this kit in or around 1980 and was stunned to realize I probably didn't have the skills to put it together. However this winter I will be attacking it. The original wood is still in excellent condition. A bit of advice: buy many blades for the scroll saw. It's a bit of a beast.