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Every Tool's a Hammer: Life is What You Make It

Every Tool's a Hammer: Life is What You Make It

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Every Tool's a Hammer: Life is What You Make It

by Savage, Adam

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ISBN 10
1982113472
ISBN 13
9781982113476
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New York: Atria Books, 2019. Edition Not Specified. Very Good +/Very Good+ DJ. 12mo = 7-9". n/a. Printing Not Spec. Hardcover. Clean interior and exterior. No highlights or markings in text. Strong and tight binding. Remainder mark on bottom/top edge. DJ is matte, clean, crisp.

Synopsis

Adam Savage—star of Discovery Channel’s Mythbusters and one of the most beloved figures in science and tech—shares his golden rules of creativity, from finding inspiration to following through and successfully making your idea a reality. Every Tool’s a Hammer is a chronicle of my life as a maker. It’s an exploration of making and of my own productive obsessions, but it’s also a permission slip of sorts from me to you. Permission to grab hold of the things you’re interested in, that fascinate you, and to dive deeper into them to see where they lead you.Through stories from forty-plus years of making and molding, building and break­ing, along with the lessons I learned along the way, this book is meant to be a toolbox of problem solving, complete with a shop’s worth of notes on the tools, techniques, and materials that I use most often. Things like: In Every Tool There Is a Hammer—don’t wait until everything is perfect to begin a project, and if you don’t have the exact right tool for a task, just use whatever’s handy; Increase Your Loose Tolerance—making is messy and filled with screwups, but that’s okay, as creativity is a path with twists and turns and not a straight line to be found; Use More Cooling Fluid—it prolongs the life of blades and bits, and it prevents tool failure, but beyond that it’s a reminder to slow down and reduce the fric­tion in your work and relationships; Screw Before You Glue—mechanical fasteners allow you to change and modify a project while glue is forever but sometimes you just need the right glue, so I dig into which ones will do the job with the least harm and best effects.This toolbox also includes lessons from many other incredible makers and creators, including: Jamie Hyneman, Nick Offerman, Pixar director Andrew Stanton, Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro, artist Tom Sachs, and chef Traci Des Jardins. And if everything goes well, we will hopefully save you a few mistakes (and maybe fingers) as well as help you turn your curiosities into creations.I hope this book inspires you to build, make, invent, explore, and—most of all—enjoy the thrills of being a creator. A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER “An imperative how-to for creativity.” —Nick Offerman.

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Bookseller
Heritage Books US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
NF55894
Title
Every Tool's a Hammer: Life is What You Make It
Author
Savage, Adam
Illustrator
n/a
Book Condition
Used - Very Good +
Jacket Condition
Very Good+ DJ
Edition
Edition Not Specified
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
1982113472
ISBN 13
9781982113476
Publisher
Atria Books
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
2019
Pages
309pp
Size
12mo = 7-9"
Keywords
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Our bookshop is located in the historic town library building of Southampton, Massachusetts. Southampton lies within the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts with a view of Pomeroy Mountain to the West and Mt. Tom to the North. It is situated between the artistic, vibrant communities of Easthampton and Northampton and the city of Westfield. We have a collection of over 40,000 books with many more waiting to be unboxed and squeezed onto our shelves. The large double-door front entrance will lead you to our main floor where we hold a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles, as well as a good selection of scarce and rare editions. The original fireplace is surrounded by hardbacks and you can peer out the original nine-foot windows. Take the staircase to the basement and you will find our large children's section and many shelves full of paperbacks. Our physical address is 225 College Highway/Route 10. Our mailing address is 241 College Highway & Clark St. P.O. Box 100 Southampton, MA 01073. The store hours indicated are by appointment only Monday through Friday, and Saturday and Sunday you can stop in. Please call to schedule an appointment if you can't make it to the store on the weekends from 11 am to 3 pm.

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