From publisher blurb:
Did you ever think that it makes no sense for a spell caster to lose experience points to make a Holy Avenger? The newest book in the Arcane Mystery series, The Artificer's Handbook details a completely unique alternate magic item creation system. In addition to removing experience point costs, you will find rules dealing with material components, piecemeal armor, socketed items, gestalt item sets, artifact creation, and magic item instabilitiy, among others. In addition, you will find methods to handcraft these rules for low, medium, and high. magic settings. Weighing in at 96 pages, The Artificer's Handbook will be a boon for players and GMs alike.