Made by Hand: My Adventures in the World of Do-It-Yourself and over one million other books are available for Amazon Kindle. Learn more
Qty:1
  • List Price: $16.00
  • Save: $3.97 (25%)
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Only 3 left in stock (more on the way).
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Add to Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $35.
Used: Like New | Details
Condition: Used: Like New
Add to Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See this image

Made by Hand: My Adventures in the World of Do-It-Yourself Paperback – October 25, 2011


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback, October 25, 2011
$12.03
$0.01 $0.01


Frequently Bought Together

Made by Hand: My Adventures in the World of Do-It-Yourself + Unbored: The Essential Field Guide to Serious Fun
Price for both: $29.55

Buy the selected items together
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

Fall Project Resources in Crafts, Hobbies & Home
Preserve fruits and vegetables, redecorate the home, or start a crafts project with help from books in the Fall Inspiration store.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Portfolio Trade; Reprint edition (October 25, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1591844436
  • ISBN-13: 978-1591844433
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,288,344 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Mark Frauenfelder is the founder of the most popular blog in the world, boingboing.net. He is also the editor in chief of Make magazine. He has appeared on The Martha Stewart Show and The Colbert Report and has written for The New York Times Magazine, Popular Science, and CNN. He lives in Los Angeles.

More About the Author

I'm a writer and illustrator living in Los Angeles. I am the editor-in-chief of MAKE magazine (http://makezine.com) I co-founded bOING bOING magazine, and was the founding editor-in-chief of Wired Online. I write a monthly column for Playboy called 'Living Online,' and was the co-editor of The Happy Mutant Handbook (Putnam-Berkley, 1995). Find out more about me at http://boingboing.net

Customer Reviews

3.7 out of 5 stars
5 star
1
4 star
0
3 star
2
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By CJ on October 2, 2012
Format: Paperback
I've been passively involved in the Maker community for a while. This was one of my first purchase that revolved around that community. While the book is well written and does provide some entertainment it didn't really offer me anything beyond that. One of the things I'm finding out about the community and like wise the book is that if your from a Midwest farm town then a lot of what the Maker community is offering is stuff "we" have been doing for longer than I have been alive. However I do think that what this book has to offer is very important and should be read. Especially in large metro areas. So I rated this book as OK because this is a review about my experience with it, but I do want to make it clear that your mileage may vary. There was an especially long chapter about espresso/coffee neither of which I drink nor do I find the machines that make them quite as .... lets say... romantic.
This book was probably not written with me in mind which is why I rated it "OK" but I think that others that are interested in this book and don't have my background would enjoy it.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By S. Trent on August 1, 2013
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The story is engaging and makes you want to learn more about what you can built or fix yourself. Recommended for anyone who wants to understand a little about the spirit behind the Maker movement.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
4 of 10 people found the following review helpful By T. Pendleton on February 13, 2012
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
The book is full of humorous observations and anecdotes about failed endeavors. In a nutshell, it advises that you should not fear failure when you try new things. I enjoyed most of the book.

The author did devote entirely too much time to whining about his doomed chicken raising experience. (Short version: chicken munching critters 100% kill rate; chickens 0% survivors.)

If you are looking for a book about cheerleading for cigar box musical instruments and hacking espresso machines, look no farther. If however, you seek something that covers setting your pants on fire while welding, it is best to move along...nothing to see here.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Customer Images