Make: Tips and Tales from the Workshop, Volume 2 - Print

Make: Tips and Tales from the Workshop, Volume 2 - Print

This 2nd volume benchtop reference collects hundreds of ingenious and indispensable shop tips that will help you work smarter, easier, and more efficiently.


This ALL NEW benchtop reference presents more ingenious and indispensable shop tips and pearls of wisdom collected by the editors of Make: and some of the most talented and prolific makers who've contributed to the magazine and Maker Faire over the past decade.

Inside you'll find ALL NEW tips for measuring and cutting, gluing and fastening, clamping and joining, drilling, shop organizing, maintenance and repair, and more. The topics covered run the gamut from traditional shopcraft to electronics and soldering. You'll also encounter even more fascinating tales from experienced makers whose personal stories illuminate their favorite tools and best discoveries.

Illustrated in full color with photos, drawings, and comic strips, Tips and Tales from the Workshop Volume 2 will continue to entertain and enlighten while inspiring you.

Also available Make: Tips and Tales from the Workshop, Volume 1 

Gareth Branwyn has covered technology, media, DIY, and cyberculture for Wired, Esquire, the Baltimore Sun, Details, and numerous other publications. He was an editor at Mondo 2000 and Boing Boing (when it was a print zine), founded the personal tech site,, and worked for Make: magazine for 8 years, lastly acting as their Editorial Director. Gareth co-edited The Happy Mutant Handbook (with Boing Boing) and is the author of Jargon Watch: A Pocket Dictionary for the Jitterati, Jamming the Media, The Absolute Beginner's Guide to Building Robots, and Mosaic Quick Tour: Accessing and Navigating the World Wide Web (the first book written about the Web). His most recent book, a collection of his best work, with many new essays, is called Borg Like Me & Other Tales of Art, Eros, and Embedded Systems. The book was crowd-funded and self-published.