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The Resource Every tool's a hammer : life is what you make it, Adam Savage

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

Label
Every tool's a hammer : life is what you make it
Title
Every tool's a hammer
Title remainder
life is what you make it
Statement of responsibility
Adam Savage
Title variation
Every tool is a hammer
Title variation remainder
life is what you make it
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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 moulding, 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
Summary
A first book by the MythBusters special-effects artist draws on projects from his remarkable career and interviews with famous and visionary colleagues to distill essential rules of creativity, from finding inspiration to following through
Tone
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10776003
Cataloging source
QPPL
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Savage, Adam
Dewey number
680.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Savage, Adam
  • Do-it-yourself work
  • Handicraft
  • Do-it-yourself work
  • Handicraft
  • Creative ability
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
life is what you make it
Label
Every tool's a hammer : life is what you make it, Adam Savage
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
000065285718
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9781471185113
Lccn
be2019019713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1102367568
Label
Every tool's a hammer : life is what you make it, Adam Savage
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
000065285718
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
309 pages
Isbn
9781471185113
Lccn
be2019019713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1102367568

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