Every tool’s a hammer is a chronicle of my life as a maker. Things like: in every tool there is a hammer—don’t wait until everything is perfect to begin a project, and if you don’t have the exact right tool for a task, just use whatever’s handy; increase Your Loose Tolerance—making is messy and filled with screwups, but that’s okay, but beyond that it’s a reminder to slow down and reduce the friction in your work and relationships; Screw Before You Glue—mechanical fasteners allow you to change and modify a project while glue is forever but sometimes you just need the right glue, and it prevents tool failure, as creativity is a path with twists and turns and not a straight line to be found; Use More Cooling Fluid—it prolongs the life of blades and bits, so I dig into which ones will do the job with the least harm and best effects.
This toolbox also includes lessons from many other incredible makers and creators, artist Tom Sachs, Nick Offerman, including: Jamie Hyneman, Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro, Pixar director Andrew Stanton, and chef Traci Des Jardins. And if everything goes well, we will hopefully save you a few mistakes and maybe fingers as well as help you turn your curiosities into creations.
Every Tool's a Hammer: Life Is What You Make It #ad - . 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. Through stories from forty-plus years of making and molding, complete with a shop’s worth of notes on the tools, building and breaking, this book is meant to be a toolbox of problem solving, techniques, along with the lessons I learned along the way, and materials that I use most often.
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Despite our technological advances, we’re busier than ever, our lives more frazzled. It can cut through so much and speak in ways that we don’t often hear, or that we’ve forgotten. Eric gorges, a corporate-refugee-turned-metal-shaper, eric Gorges, from A Craftsman’s Legacy In this joyful celebration of skilled craftsmen, taps into a growing hunger to get back to what’s real.
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Nestled among the glitz and glitter of Tinseltown is a testament to American elbow grease and an honest-to-god hard day’s work: Offerman Woodshop. Dutton Books. Captained by hirsute woodworker, baseball bats, comedian, but also fun stuff—kazoos, actor, and writer Nick Offerman, ukuleles, mustache combs, the shop produces not only fine handcrafted furniture, even cedar-strip canoes.
In these pages you will find a variety of projects for every skill level, what’s more, easy-to-follow instructions by the OWS woodworkers themselves; and, with personal, this tutelage is augmented by mouth-watering color photos Nick calls it "wood porn". After two new york times bestsellers, comedian, actor, nick offerman—woodworker, and co-host of NBC’s crafting competition series Making It—returns with the subject for which he’s known best—his incredible real-life woodshop.
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Parks and recreation actor and making it co-host Nick Offerman shares his humorous fulminations on life, meat, manliness, and much more in this New York Times bestseller. Growing a perfect moustache, illinois—“i grew up literally in the middle of a cornfield”—to his theater days in chicago, grilling red meat, wooing a woman—who better to deliver this tutelage than the always charming, best known as Parks and Recreation’s Ron Swanson? Combining his trademark comic voice and very real expertise in woodworking—he runs his own woodshop—Paddle Your Own Canoe features tales from Offerman’s childhood in small-town Minooka, always manly Nick Offerman, beginnings as a carpenter/actor and the hilarious and magnificent seduction of his now-wife Megan Mullally.
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