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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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Description

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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Interesting, but it lacks a focus

I am not sure that Adam Savage even knows what this book is about.

In a better portion of the book, he describes his career about making, motivations, and practices and how an aspiring maker can take inspiration about that.

But after the 2/3 mark, the book changes completely. Suddenly talking about specific types of glue, types of materials (wood/acrylic), and when to use (or not use them). I found it interesting, but it blurred the focus of the book in my opinion

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Good, but not what I expected

This book wasn't a bad book, I enjoyed the first parts most because it was pretty motivation based. However, I expected to hear more in-depth advices and tips rather than how to make checklists and that you should be prepared to fail...A lot of stories from Adam and other makers are in the book, they're interesting to hear, but it wasn't the kind of book I was looking for. It's more of a biography, do pick it up if it's what you're interested in!

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Excellent for any project!

Very entertaining, helpful, and insightful.

Great for fans of Adam, creators, or anyone working on any project. some really great tips and wisdom in here! Thanks to Adam for sharing!

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So motivational!

it was motivating and inspired me to get back to making. Seemed like a lot of super basic concepts but he brought so much more depth to those concepts which helped me learn and reaffirm ideas I had. Was a great listen!

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Absolutely perfect!

A great journey into the mind and life of a maker. Narrated by the author, I couldn't ask for more. Absolutely perfect!

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Truely inspiring

just another reason for me to love Adam and everything he's done ,amazing book !

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Great book, excellent narration

I really enjoyed this book. I never realized I was missing checkboxes from my life. My to-do lists just got amazing. I'm actually looking forward to listening to this again, which is something I don't do often.

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Utilisateur anonyme
  • 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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  • Brian Petro
  • 2019-05-28

Thanks Adam!

😊 👍 📖 💡 📽 🔭 ✏ ✂ 🗄 📋, 🗜 🛠 🏹 🎯 🏆

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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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  • Rocky Sunico
  • 2019-10-09

A Great Book for Makers and Creatives in General

And while I while I may not consider myself a full "maker" in the sense that Adam Savage is, this book surprised me with a lot of great insights on the creative process and has a little something for everyone who tries to add to the world. He doesn't come in as an expert but more someone who genuinely wants to share his experiences in the hopes that readers may find something useful from learning about his approaches to solving problems. It's a rather inspiring piece that includes both aspirational and practical advice ranging from the right mindset for getting creative to which tools he feels are necessary for any practical maker's workshop.

I may not necessarily start assembling models out of cardboard just yet but I do think I'm walking away from this book with some new ideas of starting my own creative projects.