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November 9, 2010

MAKE Special Issue: Ultimate Workshop and Tool Guide 2011: Shop ideas and cool tools for the do-it-yourselfer who loves technology

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Sebastopol, CA—MAKE Magazine's special Ultimate Workshop and Tool Guide 2011 (O'Reilly Media, $9.99 USD), hitting newsstands Nov. 9, reveals the top tools and tricks for today's DIY "maker" workshop—one that goes beyond woodworking into the realms of metalworking, electronics, robotics, CNC 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 work in 2011, the Ultimate Workshop and Tool Guide 2011 shows you how.

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

  • How to build a MakerBot 3D printer for producing your own plastic parts and prototypes
  • A peek into amazing workshops, from MythBusters' Adam Savage to Mister Jalopy's Garage to The Barrage Garage to Microsoft billionaire Nathan Myrhvold's labs
  • How to make your own CNC router for less than $800
  • How to make heirloom-quality "workhorses"
  • How to organize a "hackerspace" with other makers
  • A special "Maker's Ultimate Tools and Buying Guide" to help you build nearly anything, by inventor and MacArthur Fellow Saul Griffith

Plus you'll get the Maker's Bill of Rights, the Rocketman's Garage, tool reviews and more in Ultimate Workshop and Tool Guide 2011. Millions of makers are experimenting with technology to invent their own electronic gadgets, build their own R/C vehicles, and automate their homes and workshops—and MAKE is the publication for them. This special issue blows traditional workshop guides off the rails.

Easy to use, Ultimate Workshop and Tool Guide 2011 is also easy to find, displayed prominently in bookstores across the U.S. and Canada.

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Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Pages: 100
Price: $9.99

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About MAKE
MAKE is the first magazine devoted entirely to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) technology projects. MAKE unites, inspires, informs, and entertains a growing community of resourceful people who undertake amazing projects in their backyards, basements, and garages. MAKE celebrates your right to tweak, hack, and bend any technology to your will.

MAKE is published quarterly by Maker Media, the division of O'Reilly Media, Inc., that also produces Make: Online (, CRAFT (, the Maker Shed online store for DIY kits, books, and more (, and the world's biggest DIY festival, Maker Faire (

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