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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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Now displaying: October, 2016
Oct 28, 2016

Taylor Forrest is known as a maker of modern steel and leather sling-back chairs. With a keen eye for aesthetics but a strong desire for finite projects with clear start and end points, Taylor combined her artist’s eye and her knack for mathematics and moved into furniture design. A love for horseback riding made Taylor curious about saddle leather and other ways to use it, and an iconic line of furniture was born. Join us as we talk about:

  • School and the influence of negativity
  • Bringing ideas from 2D to 3D and the value of working with your hands
  • How examining horseback riding tack led to her current furniture designs
  • The influence of environment on creativity and work

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Oct 21, 2016

 

Shannon Rogers has been creating online woodworking content since 2008. Starting as a blogger, Shannon has since become one of the online woodworking community’s better known personalities. Even with a full-time job at a lumber yard, Shannon produces content at his own site, The Renaissance Woodworker, as well as a series of classes at the Hand Tool School. He is also one of the hosts of the Wood Talk podcast with two of our past guests, Marc Spagnuolo and Matt Cremona.

You can also connect with Shannon on Instagram or FaceBook

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Oct 14, 2016

Known for his nostalgic video game-inspired builds, Wes Swain grew up watching his grandfather work as a gunsmith. Wes learned electronics and technology over a series of jobs, starting with four years as an aviation electronics specialist in the US Navy. These days, Wes is passionate about nerd culture, making things, and fatherhood. His YouTube channel, Geeksmithing, blends ‘80s nostalgia with the complexities of parenting while paying homage to the lessons Wes learned from his grandfather. Wes also cohosts a podcast, Making Geeks, where he discusses his passions with other like-minded makers.

You can also connect with Wes on Instagram or FaceBook

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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!

Oct 7, 2016

Andrew Setters is a news writer who enjoys his career. Going to school for broadcasting taught him that he enjoys writing, and he is able to make a living doing so. But writing, like all jobs, has rules. Andrew uses making as ‘play,’ a way to escape the rules and boundaries of his day job. The freedom of making gives Andrew a way to express his creativity in any way he chooses, and he shares several of those projects on his YouTube channel. Join us as we talk to Andrew about:
•Work versus play
•Storytelling and the challenge of making information relatable
•Pushing the envelope

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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!

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