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Hardcover NonFiction

Every Tool's A Hammer - by Adam Savage
Adam Savageóstar of Discovery Channelís†Mythbusters†and one of the most beloved figures in science and techóshares his golden rules of creativity, from finding inspiration to following through and successfully making your idea a reality.

Every Toolís a Hammer†is a chronicle of my life as a maker. Itís an exploration of making and of my own productive obsessions, but itís also a permission slip of sorts from me to you. Permission to grab hold of the things youíre 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 break≠ing, along with the lessons I learned along the way, this book is meant to be a toolbox of problem solving, complete with a shopís worth of notes on the tools, techniques, and materials that I use most often. Things like:†In Every Tool There Is a Hammeródonít wait until everything is perfect to begin a project, and if you donít have the exact right tool for a task, just use whateverís handy;†Increase Your Loose Toleranceómaking is messy and filled with screwups, but thatís okay, as creativity is a path with twists and turns and not a straight line to be found;†Use More Cooling Fluidóit prolongs the life of blades and bits, and it prevents tool failure, but beyond that itís a reminder to slow down and reduce the fric≠tion in your work and relationships;†Screw Before You Glueómechanical 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, andómost of allóenjoy the thrills of being a creator.