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Every Tool's a Hammer

Lessons from a Lifetime of Making
Auteur(s): Adam Savage
Narrateur(s): Adam Savage
Durée: 7 h et 45 min
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MythBusters’ Adam Savage - Discovery Channel star 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 turning your idea into reality. 

Adam Savage is a maker. From Chewbacca’s bandolier to a 1,000-shot Nerf gun, he has built thousands of spectacular projects as a special-effects artist and the cohost of MythBusters. Adam is also an educator, passionate about instilling the principles of making in the next generation of inventors and inspiring them to turn their curiosity into creation.

In this practical and passionate guide, Adam weaves together vivid personal stories, original sketches and photographs from some of his most memorable projects, and interviews with many of his iconic and visionary friends in the arts and sciences - including Pixar director Andrew Stanton, Nick Offerman, Oscar winner Guillermo Del Toro, artist Tom Sachs, and Chef Traci Des Jardins - to demonstrate the many lessons he has picked up from a lifetime of making.

Things like: don’t wait until everything is perfect - in your workshop or in your life - to begin. Plan with pencil and paper. Sweep up every day. Learn from doing. Share your toys. There is an exact tool for every task (Adam probably has four of them in his wondrous shop), but if you need to pound in a nail and all you have handy is a skill saw - hammer away. The most important thing, always, is just that you make something.

Every Tool’s a Hammer is sure to guide and inspire you to build, make, invent, explore, and most of all enjoy the thrills of being a creator. 

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio.

©2019 Adam Savage (P)2019 Simon & Schuster

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Amazing inspiring man !

This book inspires me to be a better person. Thanks Adam!
makers and nerds and regular joes will love this book. Also his podcast .

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A valuable tool in and of itself;

Adam Savage presents a heartfelt dialogue that is applicable to a vast variety of creative endeavour. Whether your tools are screwdrivers, paint brushes or word processors, Every Tool's a Hammer is packed full of helpful advice to spur a maker on their way in a more thoughtful and efficient manner. It certainly helped me out a lot!

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Practical tips on setting up a shop

I recently built a proper shop, and Every Tool's a Hammer gave me a lot of practical tips on how I might want to consider setting up my shop to suit the way that I think and work.

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great listen

Very good book and preformance Adam, will refer book to other more than I already have.

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Enjoyed hearing that Im not the only one who wants to learn and share

Many parallels made it very familiar to me. Share the knowledge, seek the knowledge.. was fun to listen to.
And I saw Star Wars in 1977 for the first time at the drive in a van at age 9/10..

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Inspirational

love it and took great lessons out of it. Recommend to every building /maker out there.

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Inspired me to keep building, creating.

Adam Savage is so passionate about his work and in general in life that listening to his book also read by him, got me motivated, inspired and full of life myself. I now want to put my ideas to life more than ever. Thank you for your inspiration !

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More than just Cosplay

This book will help you deal with how to fail and how that is part of the fun. But also tips in project management the only issue i have is that he doesn't use a kanban board to manage his to do list.

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There's Hope After All

Listening to this book, I realised Adam was almost exactly like me, except male, two decades older, and ginger. As someone who has a lot of the same goals, foibles and challenges Adam covers in the book, I found great comfort and inspiration in Every Tool's a Hammer. I could not recommend this book highly enough for creative types who feel a little bit odd, and like they have something burning inside of them they want to share with the world.

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Great read

Interesting as a maker. I also think Adam has some great insight for managers.

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  • Rodrigo
  • 2019-06-18

very nice book

I loved how Adam depicts the life of a maker, his advice and how he shares a lot of his knowledge with us mere mortals. Very inspiring, I recommend it .

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  • Jared A.
  • 2019-06-05

Paradigm Changing Book

I found this book way more helpful than I ever thought it could be. As a fellow maker and someone who suffers greatly from analysis paralysis and fear of failure (iterations) I found the mechanisms and advise Adam gave priceless.
He talks about experiences and how he overcame them. It's reasurring that one of the great makers, Adam Savage, has been in the same place mentally as I am now. It's given me courage to move forward on projects that I've been putting off for fear of failure.

Highly Recommend
10/10 with rice

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  • Shane Brown
  • 2019-06-18

I love Adam Savage and I returned this book

Honestly, it pains me to write this. The truth is that the book is fine. It was fine on the bus. It was fine on the train. It was fine at my desk. At some point, I couldn't bring myself to listen to it anymore because fine was all it was. I feel this book does a lot of hinting. It hints at how-to's, It hints at a biography, and it hints at a personal conversation. I just didn't find it to be any of those things. What's worse is the tone. I bought this book immediately after his interview with Tim Ferris to continue listening to Adams spark for life. I was surprised to find that the narration was toned down and reads much more like an essay.

The book's not bad. I picked up hints and tricks along the way. I expect to pick up things from any good book though. Like most things done for the first time, I think Adam hasn't quite found his rhythm yet. Still a big fan, but I just can't recommend this book.

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  • john
  • 2019-05-07

Inspiring.

if you're familiar with Adam Savage, either from Mythbusters or his work on the Youtube Channel, Tested, then you are familiar with his gushing over exuberance for almost anything he becomes obsessed with. Watching his "One-Day-Build" videos is somehow like watching both a child on christmas morning and seasoned master making something beautiful. In this book he dives a lot deeper into why and how he became a maker and also how it was connected with overcoming a fear of being found out as being too much of a nerd for something. i wish i could tell my younger self some of these lessons; that it's better to be true to yourself and dive deep into your passions/obsessions, than to bow to that fear and conform to some kind of banal normality where you never make anything special. Adam, your next build is a time machine, so you can send this book back in time to younger me. thanks for being an inspiration.

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  • Miodrag M. Popovic
  • 2019-09-09

Who knew a chapter on glue could be so good?

If you're not a fan of Adam Savage, there's something wrong with you.
Okay but really: I don't read self-help books, I bought this because I love Maker Faire. Turns out, there were some truly useful little wisdoms in this, along with some "oops, yeah, I've done that, too's and a whole lot of encouragement, cheerleading, and suggestions for battling the ever-present question of 'what next?"

More importantly, every PARENT should read this, preferably before they become parents. This is what happens when you feed children's curiosities and let them risk cutting off a finger or two.

All delivered in Adam's delightful sense of wonder at this mad world we live in and all the joy it has to offer if you simply grab your toolbag and start investigating. Cannot recommend this book enough, especially if you have kids.

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  • Melissa
  • 2019-08-20

loved it!

My son and I listened to this book every day before school. we are both makers. Fenix with Lego's myself with just about everything. We both got something different from this book.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-06-16

Awesome

I listened to this book in my shop while working on a few different projects. I relished every minute. It made my shop time move so much faster then I wanted. I can't say I was more productive but i had a huge smile on my face the whole time. From screws to glue to quick grip clamps I found myself understanding and relating to every word.
I found the parts about being a good manager insightful. Your discipline in the area of project management and list building were not new to me. but alowed me to see a much fuller picture of what my projects could be if implemented.
Thank you Adam for taking the time and energy to wright this book. I am a fan of Andy Weir's writing's, The Martian, and Artemis, and I could definitely hear a little of Andy's style in there and a little of Burce Ng's inflection at one point. lol.
I recommend this book for everyone and I hope everyone enjoys it as much as I have.

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  • john
  • 2019-05-15

Not just for makers who use power tools!

Adam presents Making in a way that is relevant and fascinating to everyone's creative abilities!

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  • Dean MacIsaac Jr.
  • 2019-05-08

Great book, should be on every maker's shelf

This book is great! I've read several personal development books and not been able to relate to the author, this book chronicles Adam's life to where he is now, but it also gives great advice on how to live, as a maker or just a human who finds themselves stuck or free wheeling...

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  • A. Robinson
  • 2020-03-28

A chapter just on the different types of glue!

An interesting insight to some of the thought and execution process of a notable maker. With chapters describing Adam’s experiences in terms of his work and professional life to specific detail on the types of glue or using cardboard for model making is great. Perhaps there is a part 2 for this book - since it’s ending came sooner than I expected!

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  • JR Hickman
  • 2020-03-24

I'm not a maker but I could definitely apply this

I've always enjoyed watching Adam on mythbuster and on his YouTube channel, and when I heard he had written a book. Sounded like something I would enjoy, when it turned out to be about his views on making I hesitated, "I'm not a maker" I thought. But despite this fact, I went ahead and read the book. Turns out I'm more of a maker then I thought. I thoroughly enjoyed Adam's stories and guidance.