I loved this book I ve been a fan of his and really wasn t Sure What To Expect Of what to expect of book but it was for me a bit inspiring funny honest educational and an overall ood read It actually inspired me to start and soon will finish a woodworking project I ve thought about for a while I was reading this and how he prepares and sketches and uses check boxes and I just decided it was time and I was Dark Desires going to borrow some of his processes and start the build I m almost done and couldn t be happier I feel like this was just the thing I needed and now I feel inspired to make things As a fan of Mythbusters I was excited to pick this book up I was expecting a memoir from Adam Savage and hoping for some Mythbuster stories along with thoughts about his life and how heot there Instead Every Tool s a Hammer is Adam s ode to his life s passion making One part memoir and two parts instruction manual to people look I really liked this book If you are looking for a Mythbusters tell all this is not the book for youThis is part how his mind works bio how to and self help He is funny full of energy and seem like the The Corporate Raiders Revenge (Suite Secrets, guy you saw on Mythbusters is exactly who he is Loved this book So much encouragement to embrace our eccentricities and obsessions and that through our differences we findreatness Plus practical tips Proclaim loudly I am a crafter I am a maker If you re looking for a complete autobiography this isn t the book for you There are some personal stories but they aren t really the main focus If you re looking for a limpse into a makers creative process and progress and possibly a little motivation of your own I highly recommend this book I wish there was a slip in time
So I Could Have Read This Book I could have read this book in my life say annually mid teens to mid 20s a couple of times a decade after that Very well narrated by him this is a must read for every young maker out there Older ones like myself will nod along hear voice iven to some things we ve felt but never managed to really come to Christmas Masquerades grips with It s well worth the timeSavage is a maker He s done it from an early age made it his life s work as well as his hobby We have a lot in common learned many of the same lessons the same hard way even though what we make is different Some of us just have to fiddle no matter what medium you work in his lessons for every step of the project are important Interspersed among thesereat lessons are bits of his life working on stages movie props Myth Busters That s icing on the cake it s fabulous icing I love the Skylars Outlaw glimpses behind the scenes 1 Dig through the bottom of the rabbit hole Obsession isn t a bad thing It s what separates the OK from thereat The best way to Blades Lady get obsessed is to do what thrills you He s into cosplay something I don t understand but most people don tet how much I can Learning Yii Testing get into a piece of wood either Embrace your weirdness 2 Lists His obsession with themoes way beyond mine but it s also been a key to his success Laying out the stages of a project makes a huge difference especially when they re as complex as his He mentions The Checklist Manifesto How to Get Things Right a fantastic book that s definitely worth reading Yes it is planning No it doesn t stifle the creative process it enhances it 3 Checkboxes Crossing items off a list makes them tough to read A check box has range leaves the text unsullied 4 Use cooling fluid Patience Grasshopper It makes all the difference As frustrating as it can seem in the moment to slow down it s not nearly as frustrating as screwing the project up 5 Deadlines His take on these is reat Rather than a wall to be hated he uses them as a tool to A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER â€śAn imperative how a tool to A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER â€śAn imperative how for creativityâ€ť Nick Offerman Adam Savage star of Discovery Channelâ€™s Mythbusters and one of the most beloved figures in science and tech shares his olden rules of creativity from finding inspiration to following through and successfully making your idea a reality Every Toolâ€™ s a Hammer is a chronicle of my life as a maker Itâ€™s an exploration of making and of my own productive obsessions but itâ€™s also a permission slip of sorts from me to you Permission to rab hold of the things youâ€™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 breakÂing O know him over the years on Testedcom I found tested about 2 Months Before Adam months before Adam in the heyday of Norm and Will Adam fitted in so wellOver the years through videos and podcasts Adam has been a source of wisdom and inspiration He s all let your freak flag fly and educating people in processes This book is a distillation of his wisdom that he has shared over the years and some stories that I hadn t heard before The uy bares his maker soul He tells of really big mistakes and embarrassments he tells us of those type of failures in
life that keep you awake at 3 am 25 years laterAdam s that keep you awake at 3 am 25 years laterAdam s is all about taking on the new challenge in making a book He tells of how it was the hardest project he has ever done Well he has succeeded I enjoyed the audiobook read by Adam in a natural story telling way And I have just Communicating Effectively gone and purchased a paper book so I can revisit it when I need some of his wisdomFor anyone interested in the Maker movement any creative person or any self confessed nerd have a read Sit at the feet of auru who has The Philosophical Journey gotten there the hard wayEdit I just noticed how the cover mimics my profile photo Gingers inlasses looking smug with their arms folded This is a book that seems like it might have been entertaining as an audiobook but even then it is not at all what I anticipated based on it being an Adam Savage memoir It s also not what I hoped for based on the title This is not a true biography detailing the major beats of Adam s life It s also sadly not an insight into many cool MacGyver Moments where Adam somehow used tools in interesting manners to finish a project or meet a deadline in a uniue way It is definitely not an in depth look into his time at ILM or Mythbusters Instead this reads as the text to a repetitive and sadly rather lack luster motivational speech intended for a set of creative students about to embark on a journey into becoming Makers There s some Yeah Asset Protection go make stuff It s awesome Be creative and find what works best for you bits there are some Here are my favorite kinds of tape Also cardboard it amazing sections and there are a few This cool past event is what shaped my feelings on this tool andor type of project It s a kaleidoscope of mish mashed events and thoughts and advice that just didn t work for me and reuired some heavy skimming after a whileSince this is not at all a linear style of memoir there are uite a few parts where the same nearly verbatim lead in will set up the same moment to discuss a slightly different aspect to fit with the related chapter This happened right before I joined Industrial Light and Magic which is when or This was right about the time that I joined Jaime on Mythbusters So this was largely disappointing for me It may be of interest to anyone who is new to the entire concept of making things or who is curious about what Adam s philosophy is on Making or who is for some reason obsessed with knowing the steps Adam took to recreate the blaster prop from Blade Runner or how heoes about organizing his workspace But otherwise I d pass on this
one and save yourself the boredom and just o see him and save yourself the boredom and just o see him somewhere to et your motivational kick So many books on success principles are rooted in the business world it s refreshing to have one built around the joys of makerspace Adam Savage s unbridled enthusiasm and his willingness to share both his triumphs and this is what you should not dolet that be a lesson to you experiences make this a fun read for dreamers builders artists crafters writers cosplayers and of course Mythbusters and Tested fans Check out my reviewdiscussion with my husband over on Booktube. Work and relationships; Screw Before You Glue mechanical fasteners allow you to change and modify a project while lue is forever but sometimes you just need the right At Land 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 everythingoes 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 creat. ,
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Focuses The Amazingly I Ve Made Dozensthe amazingly I ve made dozens tables but I still always sketch the joints because it s just too easy for me to forget which piece laps another how or far worse On the Run get a brilliant notion halfway through then realize it won t work right after I ve made cut 7 Increase your loose tolerance Making is messy It s full of fits and starts wrong turns andood ideas The Price Of Blood (Phil Broker, gone bad You WILL SCREW UP but don t beat yourself up over it just learn Also have extra material I made 5 perfectlyood 2 piece tapered legs for my last table I had the luxury of choosing the best but all too often I don t 8 Screw Russian Winter glue What sort of fastener to use when A lot aboutlues Meg and the Mystery in Williamsburg (Meg Duncan, great for anyone not familiar with them Using baking soda to harden CAlue faster was new to me I ll have to try that one but he doesn t mention how accelerators can make CA Pregnant Man glue turn white That sucks for me in my natural wood bowls such 9 Share I agree that all should be shared Keeping processes or work secret is usually just silly It sreat to share enthusiasms it s how to learn new techniues 10 See everything reach everything How he sets up his shop tool bag He covers this very well it is different depending on what you do space budget etc One of my shops was in an old chicken coop My shop today is almost as big as his but I have an overhang for welding which keeps the sun lare rain off but allows fresh air access to euipment too big for the shop I can t imagine Jamie s shop with all hammers in one place I have a dozen metalworking woodworking hammers each they re stored in or near the areas I use them Wood tools are not allowed in metal working areas vice versa either I don t care how well you wipe it any tool that was reasy better not Kawaii Manga get near my woodworking bench I m surprised Adam never used 5allon buckets with trays or Bucket Buddies One with trays holds the 16 sizes of nails deck screws I normally need One BB is for construction another for The House Girl gardening plus I have a tool belt 11 Cardboard Yes it certainly isreat for mockups templates I use it all the time plus it s perfect for laying on my The Accursed gravel driveway when I have to work under euipment 12 Hammers blades and scissors I concur with his acuisition of tools For expensive tools buy cheap if you don t use it don t botheretting another when it breaks If you do use it you ll know what to buy in a ood one His example was riveting but I did exactly that with my first wood lathe I hated the 120 cheap PoS the day I unboxed it but a year of working with it made the 1200 I invested on the next one money well spent I not only liked turning but found out what sort I liked bowl rather than spindle what accessories I needed The lathe was 600 but I spent as much on 2 chucks Fabric Scissors Cloth ONLY or die Absolutely just don t use my old Swedish cabinet chisels 13 Sweep up every day Cleaning up sucks but is necessary It is ood meditation time often creates new ideas simply by moving around cleaning the toolsHe mentions his Leatherman multi tool fairly often Agreed I carry the Juice S2 at work IT uy the Surge around the farm both in my pocket Spend the money on a real one too The strength machining make all the difference Cheap ones are just frustrating I m not a big fan of Mythbusters Adam Savage He can come across as loud obnoxious and wanting the one liners all the timeI am a huge fan of Adam Savage though He is a entle man full of passion care and wisdom I have otten Long with the lessons I learned along the way this book is meant to be a toolbox of problem "solving complete with a shopâ€™s worth of notes "complete with a shopâ€™s worth of notes the tools techniues and materials that I use most often Things like In Every Tool There Is a Hammer donâ€™t wait until everything is perfect to begin a project and if you donâ€™t have the exact right tool for a task just use whateverâ€™s handy; Increase Your Loose Tolerance making is messy and filled with screwups but thatâ€™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 itâ€™s a reminder to slow down and reduce the fricÂtion in your.