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ReMaking History, Volume 1, 1st Edition by William Gurstelle

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The Inventor’s Workshop

If you enjoy making things, eventually you’ll need a space to work and tools to work with. In the days of the early inventors, a tool was simply a handheld implement, such as a hammer, saw, or file, and it was used for performing or facilitating mechanical operations, like cutting, pounding, or filing. But in modern times, tools do so much more. They measure quantities and qualities precisely, they join electrical components into circuits, and they perform a hundred other useful operations.

The Workbench

First and foremost, you’ll need some sort of flat, solid surface on which to work. Any sturdy table will do, but a workbench is a great help, because it provides the foundation you need in order to work skillfully. ...

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