Made by Hand

Made by Hand

My Adventures in the World of Do-it-yourself

Book - 2011
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Penguin Putnam

"It's not merely good, it's foundation-shaking." -Seth Godin

From his unique vantage point as editor-in-chief of Make magazine, the hub of the do-it-yourself movement, Mark Frauenfelder takes readers on an inspiring and surprising tour of the vibrant world of DIY.

Frauenfelder spent a year trying a variety of offbeat projects such as keeping chickens and bees, tricking out his espresso machine, whittling wooden spoons, making guitars out of cigar boxes, and doing citizen science with his daughters in the garage. His whole family found that DIY helped them take control of their lives, offering deeply satisfying alternatives for spending time together. Working with their hands and minds helped them feel more engaged with the world around them.

Frauenfelder also profiles fascinating "alpha makers" leading various DIY movements and grills them for their best tips and insights. He offers a unique perspective on how earning a few calluses can be far more rewarding than another trip to the mall.



Random House, Inc.
"It's not merely good, it's foundation-shaking." -Seth Godin

From his unique vantage point as editor-in-chief of Make magazine, the hub of the do-it-yourself movement, Mark Frauenfelder takes readers on an inspiring and surprising tour of the vibrant world of DIY.

Frauenfelder spent a year trying a variety of offbeat projects such as keeping chickens and bees, tricking out his espresso machine, whittling wooden spoons, making guitars out of cigar boxes, and doing citizen science with his daughters in the garage. His whole family found that DIY helped them take control of their lives, offering deeply satisfying alternatives for spending time together. Working with their hands and minds helped them feel more engaged with the world around them.

Frauenfelder also profiles fascinating "alpha makers" leading various DIY movements and grills them for their best tips and insights. He offers a unique perspective on how earning a few calluses can be far more rewarding than another trip to the mall.



Baker & Taylor
The editor-in-chief of Make magazine and co-founder of the popular BoingBoing blog reveals how a resurgence of "do-it-yourself" culture is renewing human creativity and improving modern life, sharing stories of individuals at the forefront of various handcraft movements. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : Portfolio/Penguin, c2011
Edition: Pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781591844433
1591844436
Branch Call Number: MAKER 640 FRA
Characteristics: vii, 247 p. ; 22 cm

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Nov 11, 2013

"Everyone of us knows, if we stop to think about it, that the most valuable lessons we have learned in are not what we 'learned in kindergarten,' nor what we learned in our courses later on. They are, instead, the lessons that we learned when we allowed ourselves the luxury of following through on our interests and our own drives to play, fully and deeply" - Peter Gray, "learning requires freedom", Made by Hand

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Nov 11, 2013

"[we live] In a society where most people solve problems by buying solutions instead of making them" - Mark Frauenfelder, Made by Hand

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Nov 11, 2013

"[we live] In a society where most people solve problems by buying solutions instead of making them" - Mark Frauenfelder, Made by Hand

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"Everyone of us knows, if we stop to think about it, that the most valuable lessons we have learned in are not what we 'learned in kindergarten,' nor what we learned in our courses later on. They are, instead, the lessons that we learned when we allowed ourselves the luxury of following through on our interests and our own drives to play, fully and deeply" - Peter Gray, "learning requires freedom", Made by Hand

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