Okay, we don’t do many book reviews here, but this one needs covering.
If you are not familiar with Adam Savage, he co-hosted Mythbusters for 14 years. He already had quite the resume when he started, but now I seriously doubt that there is much of anything that falls under the umbrella of “Maker” that he hasn’t done or couldn’t pick up right away. Take writing a book, for instance. This is Adam’s first book, but between him and his editor, they produced a book that could have good sales without his name on it.
So what is “Every Tool is a Hammer?” Well, it is 20-30% autobiography, and the rest is a self-help book for makers.
Don’t be looking for a laser cutting book here; lasers come up one whole time. Instead, we get a bit more general advice that will apply to most every maker.
In the first half of the book, he deals mostly in 'head work" so that applies to every maker. In the second half, he gets into head and handwork, but it remains things that apply to 90% of all makers and indeed to us as makers who use a laser as an intermediate step.
This book not being about “first steps” will be of more interest to intermediate and advanced makers than beginners or those who are quite happy doing one type of project.
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