Adam Savage, 'Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It' [BOOKS]

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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2019/05/15/adam-savage-every-tools-a.html

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Great book…My wife and I got to see Adam speak recently at the Pittsburgh Public Library. What a fun time. We really liked how he explained how “failures” should really be viewed as “iterations” in making and life in general.

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#3

Ah - referring back to the classic “everything is a sex toy” quote.

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#4

“Every tool’s a hammer except chisels, and they’re screwdrivers.”

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AMAZON REVIEW:

This book is a fun and informative treatise on learning, building and creative expression, however even the hardcover edition is too light to effectively pound in framing nails.

Two stars.

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My brief, but throughly enjoyed time of living on Alameda island had me run into the Myth Buster gang from time to time. Adam is a true human being, always a smile on his face, you can’t not like the guy.

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#7

I’d always heard the variant “Every machine is a smoke machine if you use it wrong enough.”

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And yet, he and Jamie Hyneman notoriously don’t get along.

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Chisels are indeed screwdrivers, but they’re also hammers.

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#10

Who knew?

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#11

Adam and Jamie? :wink:

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#12

Relationships are work, let us not kid ourselves.

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#13

Not enough lubrication.

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#14

Adam’s Tested YouTube channel is one of the main reasons I’m itching to start up a makerspace. Gonna start reading this tonight.

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He’s a mensch. He rilly is.

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#16

Nice!!! Thank you :pray:

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#17

I just drove there for the first time this week. Cool and weird.

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Alameda is a practice in contrarian, anchored firmly in the past, but a vibrant sub culture is taking over, slowly.

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I don’t mean to brag but one time at Fort Funston his dog and my dog exchanged ass-sniffs.

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It was cool to see the old Chinese bodegas and laundries and chow joints still survive here and there

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