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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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May 26, 2017

Perhaps better known as "Trustin Timber" Cody Bokshowan shares a passion for the great outdoors and wants to educate others about how they can use fallen trees or reclaimed wood to make what they need. Through his popular YouTube channel Trustin Timber Films, Cody shares projects about woodworking. Cody wishes that people not only work with what they got, but also he hopes to inspire others into taking better care of our Earth. 

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This weekly audio 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. Whether in a makerspace or garage or barn, making is the heart of us.

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May 19, 2017

Jenny Bower is a Hand-Engraver from Traverse City, Michigan, USA.
A part-time maker, Jenny spends the majority of her time engraving on tools or unusual items, primarily using brass. Known for being an Hand-Engraver, Jenny shares a passion for classic cars, learning about other handcrafts, and making things.

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This weekly audio 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. Whether in a makerspace or garage or barn, making is the heart of us.

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May 12, 2017

John Welch is a Continuous Improvement Manager performing CNC programming and CAD design from Lowell, Massachusetts.
A part-time maker, John spends the majority of his time creating kitchenware, primarily using wood.
John wants to educate others about the fact that woodworking can have a very low barrier to entry. Depending on your goals, it can be very affordable to get started!

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This weekly audio 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. Whether in a makerspace or garage or barn, making is the heart of us.

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May 5, 2017

Rebecca DeGroot is a high school art teacher from Houston, Texas.
A part-time maker, Rebecca spends the majority of her time creating sculpture, primarily using wood. Rebecca shares a passion for creating and wants to educate others about art and making.

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This weekly audio 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. Whether in a makerspace or garage or barn, making is the heart of us.

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Apr 7, 2017

Donny Carter is a supervisor for an airport runway maintenance company from Ocean Springs, Mississippi.  A part-time maker, Donny spends the majority of his time creating beautiful turnings, primarily using wood. Donny also finds reward in working with resin. Check out Donny's podcast here.

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This weekly audio 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. Whether in a makerspace or garage or barn, making is the heart of us.

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Mar 31, 2017

Keith Decent is a maker and artist from Beacon, NY, USA. A full-time maker, Keith spends the majority of his time creating furniture, primarily using wood. Keith also finds reward in working with steel. Known for his upcycled creations, Keith shares a passion for art and music and wants to educate others about being creative with what is around them.

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This weekly audio 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. Whether in a makerspace or garage or barn, making is the heart of us.

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Mar 24, 2017

Jacklyn Duff is an engineer from Philadelphia, USA. A full-time maker, Jacklyn spends the majority of her time creating educational content for her YouTube channel, SciJoyKnown for being an engineer, Jacklyn shares her passion for Space, Science, Engineering, and Educational Outreach and wants to educate others about the awesomeness of science and engineering -- and her life-long dream is to go to Mars

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This weekly audio 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. Whether in a makerspace or garage or barn, making is the heart of us.

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Mar 17, 2017

John Grimsmo is a knifemaker and machinist from Toronto, Canada.
A fulltime maker, John spends the majority of his time creating knives primarily using titanium. Known for knifemaking, John shares a passion for G-code and wants to educate others about entrepreneurship.

This episode also features John Saunders as he and John share a new podcast called The Business of Machining, and they share details about it.

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This weekly audio 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. Whether in a makerspace or garage or barn, making is the heart of us.

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Mar 10, 2017

Josh Price is a father, husband, teacher, maker, and content creator. Josh and his family sold their home and moved into an RV, with Josh’s shop occupying a small compartment near the back. He and his family are planning to travel around the United States, visiting different maker spaces and workshops so that Josh can open his own community workspace when the trip is over.

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This weekly audio 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. Whether in a makerspace or garage or barn, making is the heart of us.

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Mar 3, 2017

Sean Rubino of is a woodworker and furniture maker known primarily for his YouTube channel SpunjinWorks and his podcast, The Dusty Life. But Sean started out with much different career ambitions. Even though woodworking began as a hobby, it has become a way for Sean to connect with his son. Join us as we talk about:

  • Finding his path in life
  • Leaving a teaching position to be a stay-at-home dad
  • Falling down the YouTube rabbit hole and taking the plunge himself
  • What exactly is a “spunjin”

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This weekly audio 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. Whether in a makerspace or garage or barn, making is the heart of us.

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Feb 24, 2017

Ted Moores and Joan Barrett have been building boats for almost 45 years. At Bear Mountain Boats, Ted and Joan don’t just make canoes. They also help to popularize canoe building among hobbyists all over the world and sell kits to those who find it daunting to source their own material. Working together, Ted and Joan have become evangelists for wooden canoes, and have crossed paths with makers and builders all over the world — including Jimmy DiResta and Nick Offerman.

Ted and Joan have a lifetime of stories to share. Join us as we talk to Ted and Joan about:

  • How Ted became a maker and the “back to the land” movement
  • The evolution of Bear Mountain Boats
  • The history and legacy of wooden boats in Canada and worldwide
  • The writing of CanoeCraft and the filming of the DVD companion

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This weekly audio 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. Whether in a makerspace or garage or barn, making is the heart of us.

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Feb 17, 2017

Self-described polymath Hugo van Schalkwyk has been documenting his Maker journey on his YouTube channel, SA-Maker (the SA stands for South Africa). With a day job as a web programmer, Hugo treats his workshop time as a second job — but he gets to be his own client and make whatever he wants. Join us as we talk to Hugo about:

  • Fixing things with his father
  • The joy of doing whatever you want
  • The drive to learn new things all the time

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This weekly audio 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. Whether in a makerspace or garage or barn, making is the heart of us.

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Feb 10, 2017

Ty Moser of MonoLoco Workshop lives a life of exploration. Growing up on a small farm in rural Idaho, Ty learned about fixing what broke and doing what needed to be done. His early education in electronics led to an interest in all things computer. Now, when he’s not working in high-level IT, Ty is a Maker of whatever needs to be made – from fine furniture to cast pen blanks to a hand-made steel fence around his home. Listen in as we talk to Ty about:

  • Learning the value of hard work at a young age
  • The value of making things you can hold in your hands
  • His foray into blogging and how it led to content creation on YouTube

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This weekly audio 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. Whether in a makerspace or garage or barn, making is the heart of us.

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Feb 3, 2017

From the first latex mask he ever made to his work on blockbuster Hollywood movies, makeup and effects artist Frank Ippolito has always known what he wanted to do. These days, he’s a member of the Tested crew with Adam Savage, and co-hosts a podcast called CreatureGeek. He has also appeared on the SyFy channel series “Face Off.” Frank’s career is an object lesson in what can happen when you follow your passion. Join us as we talk to Frank about:

  • Learning to take chances
  • Finding his passion early and channeling it into a career
  • The value of the creative FX community in southern California
  • Working on Star Wars with his creative idols

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This weekly audio 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. Whether in a makerspace or garage or barn, making is the heart of us.

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Jan 27, 2017

Father Thomas Bailey is a modern renaissance man. A priest and Benedictine monk in the Eastern Orthodox Church, Father Thomas also teaches college, holds a doctorate in history, performs services at his parish — and he’s a woodworker. His YouTube channel and website, Monkwerks, contain some of his past projects. But while he builds a few items for his monastery and parish, Father Thomas mostly makes things for pleasure. He sees Making as his reward for all of the other work he does. Join us as we talk to Father Thomas about:

  • Learning to fix things alongside his father
  • Choosing to become a monk
  • His experiences in teaching
  • How even a monk can get caught up in the rat race

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This weekly audio 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. Whether in a makerspace or garage or barn, making is the heart of us.

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Jan 20, 2017

Steve Ramsey believes that woodworking is for everyone. Since 2008, Steve has been creating YouTube videos on his channel, Woodworking For Mere Mortals, where he makes videos that demonstrate how easy and fun woodworking can be. His easygoing presentation and emphasis on simple projects put beginners at ease. Join us as we talk to Steve about:

  • His early experiences in Making
  • How he developed his presentation style
  • What led him to YouTube in the first place
  • Why he leaves his mistakes in the video

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Jan 13, 2017

Marsh Wildman is the founder of Wildman Tech, a fabrication shop in Sacramento that helps artists integrate technology into their work. A solid educational foundation in the industrial arts helped Marsh to explore his creativity in a wide variety of jobs spanning all aspects of making, including a YouTube channel. Our conversation with Marsh covers many areas of his colorful life, so join us as we talk to Marsh about:

  • The foundational role of industrial arts education in his life
  • Hacking on bicycles as a child
  • The growth of the new Industrial Arts via the Maker movement and Makerspaces

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Jan 6, 2017

Amy Davis Roth wants to take over the world. As the owner of Surly-Ramics, a company that makes ceramic jewelry, Amy has made over 18,000 necklaces by hand over the last ten years. The necklaces are made from her illustrations, which focus on topics relevant to science, nature, and critical thinking.

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Dec 16, 2016

Sam Raimondi of the blog DIYHuntress is known for publishing budget-friendly DIY projects that appeal to everyone. After spending her formative years helping her father renovate houses, Sam built a business from her tiny home workshop in Montauk, Long Island. Over time, the business evolved into a flourishing blog, where she highlights budget-friendly DIY and home improvement projects that anyone can do. Join us as we talk to Sam about:

  • How she got involved in sign work
  • Working renovation jobs with her father through high school
  • Learning to be a ‘true professional’
  • The idea of failure

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Dec 9, 2016

Braxton Wirthlin is a full-time stay-at-home dad and a part-time woodworker. Best known for his YouTube channel, Braxton has a passion for woodturning and a drive to explore new things. Braxton’s path to becoming a YouTube woodworker has its beginnings in a love for the BMX videos of his childhood.

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Dec 2, 2016

Stuart Bray is a makeup effects artist known for his work in television and film. His work has been featured in several well-known movies and television shows, including Saving Private Ryan, Gladiator, Doctor Strange, and Game of Thrones. As a practical effects artist working in the film industry, Stuart has a unique perspective on the business and how practical effects and digital effects work together — and how each technology has a place.

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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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