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eBook ↠ Hammer Head µ Paperback Read Õ gymapparel í [PDF] ✎ Hammer Head ✐ Nina MacLaughlin – Gym-apparel.co.uk Nina MacLaughlin spent her twenties working at a Boston newspaper sitting behind a desk and staring at a screen Yearning for tangible work she applied for a job she saw on CraigslKitchen gut renovating a house MacLaughlin examines the history of the tools she uses and the virtues and varieties of wood Throughout she draws on the wisdom of Ovid Annie Dillard Studs Terkel and Mary Oliver to illuminate her experience of work And in a deeply moving climax MacLaughlin strikes out on her own for the first time to build bookshelves for her own fatherHammer Head is a passionate book full of sweat swearing bashed thumbs and a deep sense of finding real meaning in work and li If you had told me that one of the books that would come to mean the most to me as a writer was the story of a woman who uit her job as a journalist to become a carpenter I would never have believed you But that’s exactly what Nina MacLaughlin’s Hammer Head has done Not because it’s not really about becoming a carpenter It is and reading about MacLaughlin’s learning those skills – all those saws the measurements – is part of the great pleasure of the book But the other great pleasure of this book is MacLaughlin’s beautiful assured prose from the way she describes the uality of the cold in the morning to the use of a spirit level She has an ability to see things and to relate them that resonates deeply It is a book about becoming a carpenter but it is also a book about learning to make anything including a life a self I love it –Kat Howardfrom The Best Books of 2015 So Far

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Nina MacLaughlin spent her twenties working at a Boston newspaper sitting behind a desk and staring at a screen Yearning for tangible work she applied for a job she saw on Craigslist Carpenter’s Assistant Women strongly encouraged to apply despite being a Classics major who couldn't tell a Phillips from a flathead screwdriver She got the job and in Hammer Head she tells the rich and entertaining story of becoming a carpenterWriting with infectious curiosity MacLaughlin describes the joys a Perfection

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Hammer HeadNd frustrations of making things by hand reveals the challenges of working as a woman in an occupation that is 99 percent male and explains how manual labor changed the way she sees the world We meet her unflappable mentor Mary a petite but tough carpenter sage “Be smarter than the tools” as well as wild demo dudes foul mouthed plumbers grizzled hardware store clerks and the colorful clients whose homes she and Mary work inWhisking her readers from job to job building a wall remodeling a The end of this book is beautifully written and almost stirred me to give it four stars AlmostI just don't think I'm enough of a classicist to enjoy a transition like someone saying you'd need wings to survive that fall taking us into an exploration of the DaedalusIcarus myth It feels forced and showy to me I also don't have the spatial intelligence to enjoy many of the descriptions of carpentry used here and in some respects the book feels incomplete like this is still the beginning of Nina MacLaughlin's story I felt like she held back at times That being said it's a wonderful book in many respects and I did enjoy it If you can handle a few Ovid references than I can you'll probably love this