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MAKE Magazine’s special Ultimate Workshop and Tool Guide 2011 reveals the top tools and tricks for today’s DIY “maker” workshop — not just woodworking, but metalworking, electronics, robotics, computerized milling, 3D printing, and more. Whether you need a gift for the do-it-yourselfer who loves technology, or you want to rev up your own workshop in 2011, this guide shows you how.

Packed with step-by-step photo instructions and reviews of more than 200 tools for the modern maker, the special issue includes:

  • How to build a MakerBot 3D printer to print your own plastic parts and
    prototypes

  • An exclusive visit to MythBusters’ Adam Savage’s new personal workshop
  • What you need to get started in hobby electronics
  • How to make heirloom-quality “workhorses” with mortise-and-tenon woodworking
  • How to solder and desolder
  • Organize a “hackerspace” with other makers and stock it with high-tech tools
  • The Maker’s Ultimate Tools and Buying Guide to help you build nearly anything, by inventor Saul Griffith, a MacArthur Fellowship winner
  • How to build your own strong workbenches and storage
  • Amazing workshops, from Mister Jalopy’s garage to Nathan Myrhvold’s lab
  • A hide-away workbench for small spaces
  • The Barrage Garage: an all-purpose workshop, built from the ground up and stocked with basic tools and materials
  • Computerize your cutting: make your own CNC router for less than $800
  • Reviews of more than 200 tools including:
    • Gadgets and Multitools

    • CNC and 3D Fabrication
    • Electronics and Robotics
    • Workspaces
    • Metalworking and Machining
    • Woodworking and Construction

Plus you’ll get the Maker’s Bill of Rights, the Rocketman’s Garage, and more, in MAKE’s Ultimate Workshop and Tool Guide — available now in the Maker Shed, and at local newstands.

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Collin Cunningham

Born, drew a lot, made video, made music on 4-track, then computer, more songwriting, met future wife, went to art school for video major, made websites, toured in a band, worked as web media tech, discovered electronics, taught myself electronics, blogged about DIY electronics, made web videos about electronics and made music for them … and I still do!


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