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Every tool's a hammer : life is what you make it / Adam Savage.

Savage, Adam, author. (Author).
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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Fosston Public Library 680.92 SAV (Text) 33500013063748 New Checked out 09/27/2019
Roseau Public Library 680.92 SAV (Text) 35500006178675 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982113476
  • ISBN: 1982113472
  • Physical Description: 309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Atria Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2019.

Content descriptions

General Note: Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note: Dig through the bottom of the rabbit hole -- Lists -- Checkboxes -- Use more cooling fluid -- Deadlines -- Drawing -- Increase your loose tolerance -- Screw > glue -- Share -- See everything, reach everything -- Cardboard -- Hammers, blades, and scissors -- Sweep up every day.
Summary, etc.: 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. "[This book] 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." -- Provided by publisher.
Savage has been a maker all his life, and here he shares his golden rules of creativity, from finding inspiration to following through and successfully making your idea a reality. He knows not to 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 is handy. Screwups are part of the creativity roadtrip, and friction should be avoided both in your work and your relationships. Most of all, Savage wants his readers to enjoy the thrills of being a creator. -- adapted from jacket

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #1
    As cohost of the long-running Discovery Channel series, Mythbusters, Savage and fellow special effects wizard Jamie Hyneman tested the validity of urban legends, rumors, and dubious news stories using a workshop full of tools to design and launch sometimes death-defying experiments. In his first book, Savage draws on his experiences from the show and other memorable projects to share his passion for making things and offer a treasure trove of tips on transforming creative visions into well-crafted realities. In four sections, Savage contemplates the healthy obsession of creative tinkering, encouraging readers to "fly your freak flag," gives advice on dissecting work habits and sharing results with friends, looks at the power of learning from failure, and gives seasoned guidance on organizing a work space. He also includes anecdotes and insights from movie industry insiders, such as director Guillermo Del Toro and Pixar's Andrew Stanton. Artists, inventors, and creators of every stripe will find Savage's work inspiring and informative, while Mythbusters fans and others will savor his many amusing "making" foibles and misadventures. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Savage, Adam.
Do-it-yourself work > Biography.
Handicraft > Biography.
Genre: Autobiographies.

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