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Every tool's a hammer : life is what you make it

Author: Adam Savage
Publisher: London : Simon & Schuster, 2019.
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Adam 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. "[This book] 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.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Anecdotes
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SAVAGE, ADAM.
EVERY TOOL'S A HAMMER.
[Place of publication not identified] : SIMON & SCHUSTER LTD, 2019
(OCoLC)1083459641
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Savage
ISBN: 9781471185120 1471185125 9781982113490 1982113499
OCLC Number: 1097597841
Description: 1 online resource (1 volume)
Contents: Dig through the bottom of the rabbit hole --
Lists --
Checkboxes --
Use more cooling fluid --
Deadlines --
Drawing --
Increase your loose tolerance --
Screw> glue --
Share --
See everything, reach everything --
Cardboard --
Hammers, blades, and scissors --
Sweep up every day.
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