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MakerCast - The Podcast For Makers

This show is about being a maker and everything it means to be one. MakerCast seeks out makers of things and celebrates their uniqueness, skill set, and drive. Their stories, the themes that drive them, and the real answers to your questions are found here. Passionate people in the fields of CNC machining, welding, fabricating, 3D printing, education with STEM curriculum, and woodworking, to name a few. Whether in a makerspace or garage or barn, making is the heart of us.
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Sep 30, 2016

Sean O'Grady gives us an in depth look at his maker journey. At a young age, Sean found himself without direction, and had it not been for a very strange set of circumstances, he may never have gone down the road he is on today. Sean has a unique way of metalworking, and he has a passion for welding that he picked up later in life. We get to hear about how he uses his small amount of shop time every week to build his skills. He also explains his plan for growing into a full time maker. Listen in as Sean also shares

  • How passion for learning can keep you motivated
  • Starting out with a niche productand
  • Facing the demands of the day job, all the while planning efficiencies with limited shop time

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Want to support the show while getting an amazing tool to run your maker business? Check out FreshBooks for a free trial, today!

Sep 23, 2016

After leaving the Army and becoming burnt out at his job at Costco, Todd Clippinger struck out on his own in 1997. A “severely average” student from a blue-collar family, Todd launched a handyman business with no knowledge of or experience with handyman work. He credits his grandfather’s mentorship, his background as a combat engineer, and his personal quest for excellence for giving him the discipline and determination to succeed. Join our conversation with Todd as we discuss:

  • Finding your limits - and pushing them
  • Hands-on learning
  • The quest for excellence
  • The crucial role of attention to detail

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Want to support the show while getting an amazing tool to run your maker business? Check out FreshBooks for a free trial, today!

 

Sep 16, 2016

Self-described BMX kid and hack carpenter David Gagné uses his vivid imagination and colorful background to build all kinds of unique creations. As a fan of punk rock from a blue-collar family, David’s passion for making came from day jobs as a bicycle mechanic and construction laborer. Today, David has a “bicycle graveyard” behind his home and a collection of upcycled projects made from old bicycle parts and a growing YouTube channel, Elm City Vintage. Join us as we talk to David about

  • A passion for photography that fizzled when it became a job
  • The punk rock DIY ethic and its similarity to the Maker mindset
  • Learning to make things from readily available junk bicycle parts
  • Diving into new things head first and figuring things out as you go
  • Learning to crawl before you can walk
  • Making YouTube videos that stand out

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Sep 9, 2016

West Texas native Jeremy Crawford discovered a passion for teaching while serving in the US Coast Guard. That opportunity ended, but Jeremy wasn’t done with teaching. The search for another creative venue led to the creation of his blog - The Countryside Workshop and soon after, The Woodshop 101 Podcast

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Sep 2, 2016

Thanks to all the great guests of the show. The winner of the giveaway is revealed on this episode - plus a whole lot more!

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