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The Maker's Field Guide: The Art & Science of Making Anything Imaginable is the first and only resource of its kind to to combine almost every single technique on making & building prototypes / models for design, engineering, and product development.It is written for top professionals and curious DIY tinkerers alike — with simple, non-technical language, that can be easily The Maker's Field Guide: The Art & Science of Making Anything Imaginable is the first and only resource of its kind to to combine almost every single technique on making & building prototypes / models for design, engineering, and product development.It is written for top professionals and curious DIY tinkerers alike — with simple, non-technical language, that can be easily understood by anyone — including those who may have little to no understanding of the research and development, manufacturing, or engineering disciplines. Written with intermediate to professionals in mind, but is also meant to be used as a valuable resource for beginners, design students, hobbyists, entrepreneurs or inventors who plan on building the next big Startup widget that will take the world by storm. Includes in-depth explanations on the core fundamentals, as well as more advanced techniques — ranging across multiple"old-school" tools of the trade, to "new-school" state-of-the-art technologies, which are beautifully illustrated through hundreds of high resolution photos. THE TOOLS OF THE TRADE, INCLUDING: 22+ State-of-the-Art Shop Machines, including safety best practices. 20+ Hand Tools, including tool customization tricks used by the most elite makers & designers worldwide. 18+ Common material types. 80+ Industry-Standard suppliers guide, including machinery, shop tools, and materials (and where to buy). 52+ Pro tips - insights from professionals at the top of their industries, developed through a decade of trial, error, and real-world industry experience. High-End Work Shop & Makerspace design, build, and customization tips from the Pros. A PROFESSIONAL-LEVEL GUIDE TO MAKING ANYTHING IMAGINABLE: RTV Silicone Molding & Casting Fiberglass & Carbon Fiber Composites CNC Machining / CAD + CAM Prototyping 3D Printing & Laser Cutting Industrial Clay & Foam Modeling Techniques Bondo™ / Automotive Body Filler Modeling Spray Painting & Sanding Vacuum Forming Lifecasting & Prosthetics Photo-book quality print edition 370 color photos, 190 pages. WWW. THEMAKERSFIELDGUIDE .COM


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The Maker's Field Guide: The Art & Science of Making Anything Imaginable is the first and only resource of its kind to to combine almost every single technique on making & building prototypes / models for design, engineering, and product development.It is written for top professionals and curious DIY tinkerers alike — with simple, non-technical language, that can be easily The Maker's Field Guide: The Art & Science of Making Anything Imaginable is the first and only resource of its kind to to combine almost every single technique on making & building prototypes / models for design, engineering, and product development.It is written for top professionals and curious DIY tinkerers alike — with simple, non-technical language, that can be easily understood by anyone — including those who may have little to no understanding of the research and development, manufacturing, or engineering disciplines. Written with intermediate to professionals in mind, but is also meant to be used as a valuable resource for beginners, design students, hobbyists, entrepreneurs or inventors who plan on building the next big Startup widget that will take the world by storm. Includes in-depth explanations on the core fundamentals, as well as more advanced techniques — ranging across multiple"old-school" tools of the trade, to "new-school" state-of-the-art technologies, which are beautifully illustrated through hundreds of high resolution photos. THE TOOLS OF THE TRADE, INCLUDING: 22+ State-of-the-Art Shop Machines, including safety best practices. 20+ Hand Tools, including tool customization tricks used by the most elite makers & designers worldwide. 18+ Common material types. 80+ Industry-Standard suppliers guide, including machinery, shop tools, and materials (and where to buy). 52+ Pro tips - insights from professionals at the top of their industries, developed through a decade of trial, error, and real-world industry experience. High-End Work Shop & Makerspace design, build, and customization tips from the Pros. A PROFESSIONAL-LEVEL GUIDE TO MAKING ANYTHING IMAGINABLE: RTV Silicone Molding & Casting Fiberglass & Carbon Fiber Composites CNC Machining / CAD + CAM Prototyping 3D Printing & Laser Cutting Industrial Clay & Foam Modeling Techniques Bondo™ / Automotive Body Filler Modeling Spray Painting & Sanding Vacuum Forming Lifecasting & Prosthetics Photo-book quality print edition 370 color photos, 190 pages. WWW. THEMAKERSFIELDGUIDE .COM

40 review for The Maker's Field Guide: The Art & Science of Making Anything Imaginable

  1. 5 out of 5

    Scott Froemming

    I highly recommend this book for DIYers, industrial designers, mechanical engineers and makers. This book provides an excellent source of reference for almost any kind of small scale manufacturing, along with helpful tips on how to design and orientate your workshop. If you are looking to establish your own makerspace, or are interested in DIY, this is the book for you.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Sharon

    As a female I seen this on Facebook as others had bought it and I learned some new things I want to try to make. Especially the plaster with the hands that the author did in the book.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Sabs Feigler

    Edited Review : After the author reached out to me explaining to me that the free copy of his book I received was in fact a draft and that he was unhappy with the European printing of the book, as well as very generously sending me an American copy that he personally vetted and kindly wrote a note in the inside cover, I can confidently recommend this book to others. While I will maintain that saying it is the definitive reference or professional level guide for all the professions listed is a bi Edited Review : After the author reached out to me explaining to me that the free copy of his book I received was in fact a draft and that he was unhappy with the European printing of the book, as well as very generously sending me an American copy that he personally vetted and kindly wrote a note in the inside cover, I can confidently recommend this book to others. While I will maintain that saying it is the definitive reference or professional level guide for all the professions listed is a bit presumptuous, I do think that this book is very good for someone just getting into making things and may not know all the possibilities of how something can be made, without getting preachy or dumbing things down. I look forward to a follow up book that may go into advanced techniques, with interviews/tips from old school model making pros where they reveal all their secrets.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Emily

    A nice, concise overview of tools and equipment and their potential applications. Its strongest points were definitely the photographs, the writing itself not being exceptional and the primarily gray text on off-white background at times being a little hard to read. But most of the photos were good and clearly illustrated what the text was trying to convey. A couple of the photos were confusing, mainly when they took a close up of a piece of equipment from the opposite side of the wide shot, lea A nice, concise overview of tools and equipment and their potential applications. Its strongest points were definitely the photographs, the writing itself not being exceptional and the primarily gray text on off-white background at times being a little hard to read. But most of the photos were good and clearly illustrated what the text was trying to convey. A couple of the photos were confusing, mainly when they took a close up of a piece of equipment from the opposite side of the wide shot, leaving you floundering a bit trying to find where on the object that piece was. I also would've liked a bit more on the chapter about the application of these tools and materials. But the book was overall very good for my purposes, both as someone utterly clueless about making things and as a writer looking for some good visual references and brief explanations of what goes into a shop, and it was organized in a way that allowed me to read it in several short sessions and feel like I'd come away with a usable piece of knowledge each time. This is definitely going on my reference materials shelf. I do feel like I came away with a much better idea of how shops need to be organized and what tools go into what projects.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Crystal

    Not for me, never will be. There are maybe two or three tools covered that I will ever use. However, I cannot give this a low ranking due to my lack of skills. This is not for the casual DIY person. This is for the general handyman or entry level carpenter. It explains common tools and products, as well as what they are used for, and how to properly and safely use them. The only area of improvement I can see is the lack of clarification on the pictures. Instead of “starting in the left,” just pu Not for me, never will be. There are maybe two or three tools covered that I will ever use. However, I cannot give this a low ranking due to my lack of skills. This is not for the casual DIY person. This is for the general handyman or entry level carpenter. It explains common tools and products, as well as what they are used for, and how to properly and safely use them. The only area of improvement I can see is the lack of clarification on the pictures. Instead of “starting in the left,” just put numbers with the pictures and use that as a means to identify the tool or product. #GoodreadsGiveaway

  6. 5 out of 5

    Sari

    This book is packed with basic information about many tools and how to use them. The extensive photographs are very helpful. I think the use of the term “Man Cave” in one section, while cute, is unnecessary - as many makers are women. I was also hoping for more of a how-to book with project instructions. This is not that book. Nonetheless, I learned a lot and enjoyed paging through it with my young grandchildren, in the hopes that it will educate and inspire them. I am grateful to the publisher This book is packed with basic information about many tools and how to use them. The extensive photographs are very helpful. I think the use of the term “Man Cave” in one section, while cute, is unnecessary - as many makers are women. I was also hoping for more of a how-to book with project instructions. This is not that book. Nonetheless, I learned a lot and enjoyed paging through it with my young grandchildren, in the hopes that it will educate and inspire them. I am grateful to the publisher and the Goodreads Giveaway program for a free copy of this book to review.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Len

    I received my copy via a Goodreads giveaway. WOW! I'm beyond impressed at how this author sets up a prototype builder to win. He offers VERY helpful advice in using the appropriate equipment for creating impressive models/protos/samples - in so many fields, using so many materials. My clever, college-student, engineering-oriented nephew will be getting my copy as a gift - after I look through it another time or two... I received my copy via a Goodreads giveaway. WOW! I'm beyond impressed at how this author sets up a prototype builder to win. He offers VERY helpful advice in using the appropriate equipment for creating impressive models/protos/samples - in so many fields, using so many materials. My clever, college-student, engineering-oriented nephew will be getting my copy as a gift - after I look through it another time or two...

  8. 4 out of 5

    A. Dia

    Well done, very useful handbook unveiling some of the mysteries involving 'making stuff'. Well done, very useful handbook unveiling some of the mysteries involving 'making stuff'.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Adaept LB

    Got my issue in the mail! Super dope, thanks for bringing your experience out for the rest of us.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Tabbie Reese

    Very interesting and great learning experience

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