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

Every Tool s a Hammer Life Is What You Make It A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An imperative how to for creativity Nick OffermanAdam Savage star of Discovery Channel s Mythbusters and one of the most beloved figures in science and tech s

  • Title: Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It
  • Author: Adam Savage
  • ISBN: 1982113499
  • Page: 374
  • Format: ebook
  • A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An imperative how to for creativity Nick OffermanAdam 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 A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER An imperative how to for creativity Nick OffermanAdam 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 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 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 fric tion 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 Get A Copy Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryAlibrisIndigoBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries ebook, 320 pages Published May 7th 2019 by Atria Books More Details ISBN 1982113499 ISBN13 9781982113490 Other Editions 11 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail Edit Details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Every Tools a Hammer, please sign up Popular Answered Questions Are there a lot of visuals in this book where a Hard copy would benefit or would be getting on Kindle be ok since its mostly text 3 likeslike 3 months ago See all 2 answers David Flores Ch vez Not a lot of visuals And some of them in grayscale, for the date of the picture, or because the colors in the image are in reality, in greyscale Not a lot of visuals And some of them in grayscale, for the date of the picture, or because the colors in the image are in reality, in greyscale sketches, for example less flag See 1 question about Every Tools a Hammer Lists with This Book BookCon 2019 77 books 1 voter Productivity Published in Decade 2010s 72 books 8 voters More lists with this book Community Reviews Showing 1 30 4.05 Rating details 2,179 ratings 217 reviews All LanguagesEnglish 212 Espa ol 1 More filters Sort order Jul 12, 2019 Sonja rated it really liked it I really liked this book If you are looking for a Mythbusters tell all this is not the book for you.This is part how his mind works, bio, how to, and self help He is funny, full of energy and seem like the guy you saw on Mythbusters is exactly who he is flag 13 likesLike see review Jul 10, 2019 Brendon Schrodinger rated it it was amazing Shelves geek culture, biography autobiography I m not a big fan of Mythbusters Adam Savage He can come across as loud, obnoxious and wanting the one liners all the time.I am a huge fan of Adam Savage though He is a gentle man full of passion, care and wisdom I have gotten to know him over the years on Tested I found tested about 2 months before Adam joined, in the heyday of Norm and Will Adam fitted in so well.Over the years, through videos and podcasts, Adam has been a source of wisdom and inspiration He s all let your freak f I m not a big fan of Mythbusters Adam Savage He can come across as loud, obnoxious and wanting the one liners all the time.I am a huge fan of Adam Savage though He is a gentle man full of passion, care and wisdom I have gotten to know him over the years on Tested I found tested about 2 months before Adam joined, in the heyday of Norm and Will Adam fitted in so well.Over 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 guy 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 a.m 25 years later.Adam s introduction 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 gone and purchased a paper book so I can revisit it when I need some of his wisdom.For anyone interested in the Maker movement, any creative person or any self confessed nerd, have a read Sit at the feet of a guru who has gotten there the hard way.Edit I just noticed how the cover mimics my profile photo Gingers in glasses looking smug with their arms folded flag 11 likesLike see review Mar 26, 2019 Lisa Swope rated it really liked it Shelves bookclub of 2, audiobooks, bookmarks proof arc 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 do let 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 flag 10 likesLike see review May 09, 2019 Dianna Elkmann rated it it was amazing 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 glimpse into a makers creative process and progress, and possibly a little motivation of your own, I highly recommend this book flag 8 likesLike see review Jun 11, 2019 Patrick Casebeer rated it really liked it Shelves own I loved this book I ve been a fan of his and really wasn t sure what to expect of the book but it was, for me, a bit inspiring, funny, honest, educational, and an overall good 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 going to borrow some of his processes and start the build I m almost done and couldn t be I loved this book I ve been a fan of his and really wasn t sure what to expect of the book but it was, for me, a bit inspiring, funny, honest, educational, and an overall good 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 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 flag 6 likesLike see review View 1 comment May 23, 2019 Michelle Morrell rated it it was amazing Shelves read 2019, non fiction, i own Loved this book So much encouragement to embrace our eccentricities and obsessions, and that through our differences we find greatness Plus practical tips Proclaim loudly I am a crafter, I am a maker flag 6 likesLike see review View 2 comments Jun 06, 2019 Heino Colyn rated it it was amazing review of another edition Most people who know me, know that I am a big fan of Adam Savage And boy, was I excited when I heard he was busy writing a book I rarely pre order books, but this one was paid for as soon I could give someone my money Equal parts instructional, philosophical and autobiographical, I had such a good time reading this Almost every single chapter left me excited to try something new or to improve the way I do something how I make lists, how I set deadlines, how I use glue vs mechanical ways to Most people who know me, know that I am a big fan of Adam Savage And boy, was I excited when I heard he was busy writing a book I rarely pre order books, but this one was paid for as soon I could give someone my money Equal parts instructional, philosophical and autobiographical, I had such a good time reading this Almost every single chapter left me excited to try something new or to improve the way I do something how I make lists, how I set deadlines, how I use glue vs mechanical ways to attach things to each other, etc.One of the most important takeaways for me was to not wait until everything is perfect to begin a project I often use that excuse I just have to wait until it is quieter at work, until I can buy this one tool, until I m done reading this giant list of articles Looking at the index and seeing chapter titles dealing with glue, cooling fluid, hammers, blades and scissors, you might think that those chapters deal exclusively with those things But while discussing cooling fluid and how it prolongs the life of blades and bits, the conversation turns to a reminder to slow down and reduce the friction in your work and relationships as well.Adam s knowledge, efficiency and enthusiasm is what makes him great, and his book is overflowing with it Apart from what I ve already mentioned, it also serves as a permission slip of sorts from Adam to the reader 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.If it isn t obvious, I loved this book and will be double dipping to get it on Audible as well Not sure you ll like this book Maybe it sounds like too much I have some free reading for you you can thank me later Adam Savage on lists, lists and the power of checkboxesAdam Savage Teaches You How to Set a Deadline By Way of Alien flag 4 likesLike see review May 20, 2019 Brians Book Blog rated it it was amazing review of another edition The Audiobook Is Definitely Better 4.5 out of 5 starsBefore reading this I wouldn t have considered myself a maker I m not really good with tools or making things with my hands, but I do create things online I blog, I write, and I do design work as well It was interesting that early in this book Savage covers this I don t make, I code where he is telling someone if they are making something then they are a maker even if it s on a computer I liked that a lot.The whole book was a how to The Audiobook Is Definitely Better 4.5 out of 5 starsBefore reading this I wouldn t have considered myself a maker I m not really good with tools or making things with my hands, but I do create things online I blog, I write, and I do design work as well It was interesting that early in this book Savage covers this I don t make, I code where he is telling someone if they are making something then they are a maker even if it s on a computer I liked that a lot.The whole book was a how to but of a how to not screw up like he did He admittedly rushed things and did things differently than a lot of makers and took a different path Sometimes it worked out and sometimes it didn t He went into detail on the how and why and it was a fascinating look behind the curtain.I was a huge fan of Mythbusters and I follow Adam s Tested platform as well from time to time I ve listened to some of his podcasts the first one I remember listening to reminded me of this book a lot He s just a fascinating and interesting person He s a celebrity but also just a real person He s down to earth and interacts with his fans at Cons and other events.Overall, I thought that listening to this book really gave it an extra edge He included anything I might have missed from the book but listening to him tell the stories, events, and mishaps first hand really makes a book like this flag 4 likesLike see review View 2 comments May 15, 2019 Garrett rated it it was amazing review of another edition An organized and meditative dissertation of Adam Savage s career life and his philosophy of making, no matter what you make Savage s bombastic energy and optimism come through on the page, and the act of reading this is pure enjoyment as a consequence Extremely useful advice a scale balancer for Adam is imparted throughout, and drawings, photographs and illustrations abound I keep hoping Adam Savage will write something that lays out his personal philosophy glances are available on Tested, An organized and meditative dissertation of Adam Savage s career life and his philosophy of making, no matter what you make Savage s bombastic energy and optimism come through on the page, and the act of reading this is pure enjoyment as a consequence Extremely useful advice a scale balancer for Adam is imparted throughout, and drawings, photographs and illustrations abound I keep hoping Adam Savage will write something that lays out his personal philosophy glances are available on Tested, MythBusters, and his TED Talks , but this is a manual one coats with something water and dust resistant and parks in the shop, ready for reference where you can see it, whenever you need a reminder, a pick me up, or just a fun read flag 3 likesLike see review View 1 comment May 30, 2019 Lynette rated it liked it This book is precisely what I would expect a book by Adam Savage to be a frenetic flurry of information, some obvious, some insightful, but all delivered with an undeniable enthusiasm I appreciate that he acknowledges the massive privilege he s had in his life, but it s still just a wee bit annoying that he says things like, I called up Guillermo del Toro Sure, great, let s all just call up our heroes in Hollywood and get some inside information While the occasional acknowledgement is ap This book is precisely what I would expect a book by Adam Savage to be a frenetic flurry of information, some obvious, some insightful, but all delivered with an undeniable enthusiasm I appreciate that he acknowledges the massive privilege he s had in his life, but it s still just a wee bit annoying that he says things like, I called up Guillermo del Toro Sure, great, let s all just call up our heroes in Hollywood and get some inside information While the occasional acknowledgement is appreciated, it might help mitigate the privilege a bit to have maybe a list of other resources that could be useful for those of us who don t have del Toro, employees of ILM, Jamie Hyneman, or R o n S w a n s o n Nick Offerman in our back pockets All in all, I got a couple tidbits out of it, and it was a pretty fast read I definitely appreciate the chapter on lists and drawings since I m prone to list making but always felt like it was taking up precious time so often force myself to skip it Savage seems like a pretty down to earth guy, and that s got value too I would suggest that this book is aimed at younger, newer makers though, and that anyone who is a little further along in their maker journey may find less value in his discussions unless, of course, you just want to read about Adam Savage and get a good idea of his personal journey there s certainly value in that too flag 3 likesLike see review Mar 27, 2019 Sarah rated it really liked it Shelves ngarc, book kindle, 2019 Like many people, I loved watching Mythbusters not only for the busted myths but also to see what contraptions they built each week to test them.Every Tool s a Hammer is an insight into Adam Savage s mind and creative process one that I found fascinating as a maker myself In fact, it was quite cathartic to be told by a professional maker of things that my thoughts, obsessions, projects, tests, and even failures are a good thing and that I should keep going We all need that reassurance someti Like many people, I loved watching Mythbusters not only for the busted myths but also to see what contraptions they built each week to test them.Every Tool s a Hammer is an insight into Adam Savage s mind and creative process one that I found fascinating as a maker myself In fact, it was quite cathartic to be told by a professional maker of things that my thoughts, obsessions, projects, tests, and even failures are a good thing and that I should keep going We all need that reassurance sometimes.With advice that easily translates from making to living life, I think this is a fantastic book for creatives who can sometimes get lost in their own heads me as well as anyone who would like a glimpse into the world of making flag 3 likesLike see review Aug 04, 2019 April rated it it was ok review of another edition 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 unique way It is definitely not an in de 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 unique 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, 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 and or type of project It s a kaleidoscope of mish mashed events and thoughts and advice that just didn t work for me and required some heavy skimming after a while.Since this is not at all a linear style of memoir there are quite 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 he goes about organizing his workspace But otherwise I d pass on this one and save yourself the boredom and just go see him speak somewhere to get your motivational kick flag 2 likesLike see review Jun 15, 2019 Dan rated it it was amazing Great book for teacher s the early chapters cover a bunch of meta cognition and philosophy about making Very inspiring.I was happy that it was not a straight autobiography Adam just used stories from his life as support for his thesis A fun and interesting read flag 2 likesLike see review Mar 27, 2019 Kathy rated it really liked it Umm I ll start by saying I ve always been in awe of people who cosplay In fact, I ve spent a lot of my own life wondering why I couldn t achieve that level of detail Having read Adam Savage s memoir, I now understand why I will never, ever, ever have that kind of brain I have achieved quite a lot in my own making but I think I might kill myself before spending four or much years on a project That said, though, this book will be catnip for a certain kind of maker and, as a book t Umm I ll start by saying I ve always been in awe of people who cosplay In fact, I ve spent a lot of my own life wondering why I couldn t achieve that level of detail Having read Adam Savage s memoir, I now understand why I will never, ever, ever have that kind of brain I have achieved quite a lot in my own making but I think I might kill myself before spending four or much years on a project That said, though, this book will be catnip for a certain kind of maker and, as a book to encourage people to follow their dreams no matter how detailed, Every Tool s a Hammer succeeds beautifully.As for me, I have to admit that this book suceeded, in a sort of backhanded way, in freeing me from any desire to do cosplay Now I can go back to my own projects with a lighter heart flag 2 likesLike see review May 23, 2019 Jason Pyrz rated it liked it review of another edition I absolutely loved the first 1 3 of this book That s the bit that seems to deal most with the idea of creating The middle 1 3 was interesting too, because that s the bit that goes through a lot of Adam s background and reads like an autobiography I found the final 1 3 a bit difficult to get through, as that seems geared towards an very specific audience one that would appreciate tips on which glue to use in certain situations, or how to store tape in a way that made the most of your availab I absolutely loved the first 1 3 of this book That s the bit that seems to deal most with the idea of creating The middle 1 3 was interesting too, because that s the bit that goes through a lot of Adam s background and reads like an autobiography I found the final 1 3 a bit difficult to get through, as that seems geared towards an very specific audience one that would appreciate tips on which glue to use in certain situations, or how to store tape in a way that made the most of your available space If you re a creative type looking for inspiration and or validation, definitely read the first few chapters If you re a fan of Adam and the Mythbusters days, read the middle, and if you are a serious maker, read the final 1 3 That last third just wasn t very applicable or interesting to me flag 2 likesLike see review May 16, 2019 Shane Burgel rated it liked it Shelves 2019 I enjoyed this book, but as a long time fan of both Adam and Tested, I was disappointed by the lack of original stories A lot of the anecdotes were ones I had heard already Despite that it was an enjoyable read and reminded me, as a parent, to facilitate the love of making that I can definitely see in my son flag 2 likesLike see review Jun 16, 2019 Kira Richelle rated it really liked it review of another edition If you ve ever seen Mythbusters and know Adam Savage s voice, then you can practically hear him reading his book to you as you turn the pages It s incredibly genuine to Savage as a creator, maker, and person and it makes you wonder Is there anything he can t do Filled with photos of his workshops, projects, and sketches, Every Tool s a Hammer brings the life and work of Adam Savage to life on the page, told by the maker himself It s an inspiring and telling book about his life as a creator fr If you ve ever seen Mythbusters and know Adam Savage s voice, then you can practically hear him reading his book to you as you turn the pages It s incredibly genuine to Savage as a creator, maker, and person and it makes you wonder Is there anything he can t do Filled with photos of his workshops, projects, and sketches, Every Tool s a Hammer brings the life and work of Adam Savage to life on the page, told by the maker himself It s an inspiring and telling book about his life as a creator from the 80s to today What I really love is that this book is not narcissistic it focuses on Savage s career through the successes and the failures especially the failures From Brooklyn cross country to San Francisco, from student films to Star Wars and beyond, Savage takes us through the course of his life as a maker creator, student, and mentor alongside the work that he s done over the years.Savage impresses upon the reader that a maker is not just some mechanical engineer tool person Anyone who creates is a maker writers, actors, artistsall of them are makers in their own ways The first half of the book is incredibly relevant to makers of all kinds, and it stands as a personal philosophy of creating and making The back end of the book, however, is devoted to maker makers the mechanical sort, and involves talk about creation, ideation, failure, and even glue Yes, glue And though you may not find yourself to be a part of that maker maker group, it s still worth it to read the later half of the book Even in pages about glue, what you understand is that there is always than one way to make something stick ha Told in Savage s eccentric and emphatic style, Every Tool s a Hammer is a great companion for the maker, the aspiring maker, or the genuinely curious flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 12, 2019 Chris Conrady rated it it was amazing This is the Leatherman Wave of books about creative creation an irreplaceable universal tool that anyone involved in imaginative endeavors should read There is so much valuable information and informed perspective in this that I wish I would have had it available to read 20 years ago Adam Savage always comes across as energetic, enthusiastic and up beat positive That shines through in this book He encourages readers to do their thing while providing examples of his successes and failures, This is the Leatherman Wave of books about creative creation an irreplaceable universal tool that anyone involved in imaginative endeavors should read There is so much valuable information and informed perspective in this that I wish I would have had it available to read 20 years ago Adam Savage always comes across as energetic, enthusiastic and up beat positive That shines through in this book He encourages readers to do their thing while providing examples of his successes and failures, his good and bad choices, all without ego or judgement When he presents something as his preferred tool, he s quick to acknowledge that someone else may have their own preferences or claim that another way is better, and that s okay What makes this book stand out, though, is the writing flows and is very conversational It doesn t read like a guide book or tutorial, yet it is organized and does have structure It works and is very well done It s one of those books that, when I was done reading I put together a list of everyone I wanted to send a copy to If you didn t receive yours from me, I d recommend just ordering your own flag 1 likeLike see review May 11, 2019 Susan Paxton rated it really liked it review of another edition Anyone who expects a biography or tell all MythBusters dirt will be disappointed, I imagine, but this is a wonderful book From a very early age, Adam Savage understood that he is a maker His own particular skill is making objects costumes, props, models but as he ably points out, maker covers a very wide span, and people who write, craft, paint, work in business pretty much everyone, in fact will find a lot of useful advice and ideas here, because much of what Adam talks about has Anyone who expects a biography or tell all MythBusters dirt will be disappointed, I imagine, but this is a wonderful book From a very early age, Adam Savage understood that he is a maker His own particular skill is making objects costumes, props, models but as he ably points out, maker covers a very wide span, and people who write, craft, paint, work in business pretty much everyone, in fact will find a lot of useful advice and ideas here, because much of what Adam talks about has multiple applicability OK, maybe not so much his chapter on glue There are three or four sentences that needed the attention of an editor, but all in all this is fluidly written, well organized, and full of intelligent commentary and advice This would be the perfect book in particular to give to a young person who has a lot of talent but needs encouragement, but it s also a perfect book, I suspect, to hand out to one s business colleagues flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 19, 2019 Eric Vierling rated it really liked it review of another edition Shelves biographies This book is a wonderful collection of both practical and philosophical knowledge from across Adam Savage s impressive career as a maker I found it informative, inspirational, and fascinating all at once The structure tends to wander a bit in terms of subject matter but after completing the book it seems only appropriate for the mind that created it, and none of the information feels out of place It manages to be both educational and deeply personal in a very engaging way, and I enjoyed every This book is a wonderful collection of both practical and philosophical knowledge from across Adam Savage s impressive career as a maker I found it informative, inspirational, and fascinating all at once The structure tends to wander a bit in terms of subject matter but after completing the book it seems only appropriate for the mind that created it, and none of the information feels out of place It manages to be both educational and deeply personal in a very engaging way, and I enjoyed every minute of it I highly recommend this not only to fans of Adam s work, but to anyone who works on creative projects and especially for those who work with their hands.If you re a fan of audiobooks, Adam s reading of the book is also great, and I think adds a lot to the sentiment flag 1 likeLike see review Jun 03, 2019 Lyssa rated it really liked it While reading this physical book , I could hear Adam narrating in my head He s blended the professional and the philosophical well to the point that I was interested in reading about the different types of glue and will readily agree that he has a ridiculous amount of tape as he states in his caption Those looking for pure autobiography or pure professional how to will not find it in this book But for those who are creative, you will find plenty of encouragement and inspiration here flag 1 likeLike see review Jun 23, 2019 Dave Turner rated it really liked it I really enjoyed this book It was very specific to being a maker, but I liked his enthusiasm throughout the book and his stories and anecdotes could be inspirational to anyone As a woodworker I found some useful organizational ideas and shop tips, and his overall philosophy on making and sharing with others was refreshing This makes me want to go out and make stuff, and not just in woodworking flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 09, 2019 Jaipal rated it it was amazing I was surprised by how much I liked this book I learnt a lot about Adam and to some extent Jamie In the process, I learnt about time management, project management and a number of skills that is very practical, not just in the art world but in other fields as well.I listened to the audiobook which was narrated by Adam Perhaps that s why I enjoyed this so much It was delivered well and it s easy to go through.Definitely recommend this for fans of mythbusters bit also anyone who works in the s I was surprised by how much I liked this book I learnt a lot about Adam and to some extent Jamie In the process, I learnt about time management, project management and a number of skills that is very practical, not just in the art world but in other fields as well.I listened to the audiobook which was narrated by Adam Perhaps that s why I enjoyed this so much It was delivered well and it s easy to go through.Definitely recommend this for fans of mythbusters bit also anyone who works in the special effects field flag 1 likeLike see review May 22, 2019 Enso rated it really liked it review of another edition I thought this was a great book I m a fan of Adam Savage and his work, as well as a regular listener to his podcast, but I also started and ran a hackerspace in Oakland from 2010 to 2014, so I ve seen a lot of making of various sorts and done my own I think Adam has a lot of great advice, tells an interesting story, and most of what he said is applicable at many levels of our lives I heartily recommend this book flag 1 likeLike see review May 28, 2019 Janatee Jaclyn B rated it really liked it While Savage isn t a writer, he s definitely a maker, and he brings all of the philosophy of making passion, dedication, and creativity to this work It gives a fascinating look at the process of making that is accessible to everyone writers, crafters, bakers, or anyone who has ever looked at a finished product and said hey, I could probably figure out how to do that flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 23, 2019 Kassie Snowdon rated it really liked it review of another edition As an Adam Savage fan since early days of Mythbusters, I enjoyed reading this As someone who is not a maker of the same kind he is, I take one star off for detail than I needed in a few places Would recommend overall flag 1 likeLike see review Jun 19, 2019 Jacob Sumara rated it it was amazing review of another edition This book is like the holy grail for all makes out there, I really feel like any and all males out there should give it a read It has made me want to do nothing but get out there and make make make anything and everything flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 16, 2019 Weston rated it it was amazing Shelves read in 2019 I really enjoyed this book It was part biography, part instruction, and part philosophy I laughed out loud many times through the course of it, and picked up some great tips If you have any hobbies that include creating, crafting, building, etc I would recommend giving this a shot flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 11, 2019 Sofia The Great rated it liked it Shelves bios, audio, 2019 This book wasn t meant for me I m not interested in building or having a toolbox Overall, it had some good moments flag 1 likeLike see review Jul 30, 2019 Wanita rated it it was amazing Shelves 2019 Love it We love all things Adam Savage at our house Hes a great mentor for my very creative kids I liked lots in this book, he talks about organization and when thats important and how different people do it differently He also talks about how powerful leaving a clean studio is, so you can get right to work on a fun project when starting the next day flag 1 likeLike see review previous 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 next new topicDiscuss This Book topics posts views last activity Librari Duplicate Book Listing Every Tools a Hammer 2 20 Apr 02, 2019 11 34AM More topics Share Recommend It Stats Recent Status Updates Genres Nonfiction 94 users Biography 41 users Autobiography Memoir 22 users Science 12 users See top shelves About Adam Savage Adam Savage 160 followers Adam Whitney 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    1. Adam Savage

      Adam Whitney Savage is an American industrial design and special effects designer fabricator, actor, educator, and co host of the Discovery Channel television series MythBusters.

    371 thoughts on “Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It”

    1. I really liked this book If you are looking for a Mythbusters tell all this is not the book for you.This is part how his mind works, bio, how to, and self help He is funny, full of energy and seem like the guy you saw on Mythbusters is exactly who he is.


    2. I m not a big fan of Mythbusters Adam Savage He can come across as loud, obnoxious and wanting the one liners all the time.I am a huge fan of Adam Savage though He is a gentle man full of passion, care and wisdom I have gotten to know him over the years on Tested I found tested about 2 months before Adam joined, in the heyday of Norm and Will Adam fitted in so well.Over the years, through videos and podcasts, Adam has been a source of wisdom and inspiration He s all let your freak f I m not a bi [...]


    3. 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 do let 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.


    4. 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 glimpse into a makers creative process and progress, and possibly a little motivation of your own, I highly recommend this book.


    5. I loved this book I ve been a fan of his and really wasn t sure what to expect of the book but it was, for me, a bit inspiring, funny, honest, educational, and an overall good 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 going to borrow some of his processes and start the build I m almost done and couldn t be I lo [...]


    6. Loved this book So much encouragement to embrace our eccentricities and obsessions, and that through our differences we find greatness Plus practical tips Proclaim loudly I am a crafter, I am a maker


    7. Most people who know me, know that I am a big fan of Adam Savage And boy, was I excited when I heard he was busy writing a book I rarely pre order books, but this one was paid for as soon I could give someone my money Equal parts instructional, philosophical and autobiographical, I had such a good time reading this Almost every single chapter left me excited to try something new or to improve the way I do something how I make lists, how I set deadlines, how I use glue vs mechanical ways to Most [...]


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