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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: November, 2016
Nov 25, 2016

Woodworker Craig Thibodeau is a maker of fine furniture and a writer for Fine Woodworking Magazine. His work is known for its incorporation of marquetry and other intricate veneering. A mechanical engineer by trade, Craig started a business that failed before making the jump to woodworking full time — and he’s been doing it ever since.

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Nov 18, 2016

Metallurgist and mineralogist Kevin Moore has a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins, but he considers his shop classes to be the most valuable courses he ever took. Kevin was the host of “What Could Possibly Go Wrong?” on Science Channel, a former staff scientist at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, is a certified weld inspector, and builds motorcycles on the side. Join us as we talk to Kevin about:

  • Going to college on a wrestling scholarship
  • Blending academic knowledge and trade skills
  • How he ended up on television

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Nov 11, 2016

Custom furniture designer John Malecki makes rustic industrial furniture from his home in Pittsburgh. John draws inspiration from the architecture and history around him. But growing up in Pittsburgh, John wanted to be a football player — and he actually made it to the NFL and played for a number of teams, including the Steelers. So how did he end up becoming a maker? We’ll talk to John about:

  • His career in the NFL
  • Missing out on shop class – and trying to bring it back
  • Learning to market yourself

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Nov 4, 2016

Woodworker and stay-at-home dad Frank Howarth is known for his beautiful YouTube videos and the impeccable quality of his work. Frank grew up in Honolulu thinking he would become a scientist like his father, but ended up becoming an architect and spending 15 years in that profession before making the switch to woodworking full-time. His intricate projects are complimented by a relaxing pace and a talent for stop-motion photography. Join us as we talk about:

  • Experiencing the analog-to-digital switchover firsthand
  • Finding the perfect fit by finding yourself
  • The “thousand little failures” in every project

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