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Workshop Mastery with Jimmy DiResta by John Baichtal, Jimmy DiResta

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Chapter 1. The Making of a Maker

I’m Jimmy DiResta and I’ve been making things my entire life, literally since I was old enough to stand in front of a saw. When I was a little kid my dad kept putting tools in front of me, my brothers, and my sister. I had the most curiosity about how tools worked and my dad kept nurturing it. He put me in front of a saw and I stuck my thumb in it right away. In the beginning I’d get cut here and there, and I still get cut once in a while.

Growing Up DiResta

I basically grew up in a workshop environment. Some kids see something they want and wish they could buy; I just went and built it. I wanted a crossbow, ...

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