Paul Jackman is the guest this week. He is a maker, a woodworker, a degreed civil engineer, and (of late) a content creator on YouTube.
In this episode we will hear how Paul earned a thorough technical school education first, and then, with some experience in the trade, he went on to attack college. We will also hear about his very determinate goal for paying for college.
William "Bill" Lutes is the guest. He is a maker, a podcaster, and content creator on YouTube. Bill enjoys creating beautiful and useful items out of new and upcycled materials. If you aren't familiar with the term, upcycling is the reuse and repurposing of existing items.
Matt Cremona is a maker of fine furniture, but what helps Matt's YouTube channel stand out for the crowd is his unorthodox way of obtaining materials. Much like it was 200 years ago, the woodworking that Matt engages in is performed on boards that come from trees that he cuts down himself.
Matt's videos aim to motivate others to challenge themselves and try something new.
Jimmy DiResta is an artist, designer, and master builder. Jimmy's goal is to educate, entertain and inspire. You can watch him make things, and become inspired to make your own things on his tremendously popular YouTube channel.
Jimmy's videos help you learn a lot about the tools, materials, and processes with a hefty dose of fun mixed in.
Before YouTube, if you were one of us that learned about making things by watching television, you may have been able to catch Jimmy on the Discovery Channel, DIY Network or HGTV.
This episode dives into his youth and schooling, early jobs, and many of his REAL experiences in the world of making.
Surface grinding takes center stage on this episode of the podcast. Our guest is Cash Masters of The Kinetic Company in Greendale, Wisconsin. His shop is large and not only are they equipped to handle large jobs, but they will actually design and build the machines they need to accomplish the very toughest machining jobs.
This week's guest is Jesse Hughson. Listen in to hear how an idea for a very unique product has turned Jesse's life from part time, to professional maker.
A maker of “Cyr Wheels”, Jesse has carved out a very unique niche that services entertainers from the big ring to the stage. Hear how he got his start.
We also speak about his involvement in the Rochester Maker Faire, hosting some notable guys in his home, and where he sees himself in the future.
This episode features Marc Spagnuolo. Marc has been creating great woodworking video content and very helpful articles since 2006. Marc wants to share woodworking knowledge with you so you can be confident to get into the woodshop and start making. If you’re new to the world woodworking, thewoodwhisperer.com is for you. If you're an established woodworker, thewoodwhispererGUILD.com might be your sweetspot. Marc also runs a great podcast along with Matt Vanderlist and Shannon Rogers - look for "Wood Talk" in iTunes or your favorite podcatching app.
Bill Griggs has been building, designing, programming and operating CNC Router tables for over 10 years.
Bill wants to share that knowledge and experience with you so you can get up and running quicker and with a definite purpose.
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Dyami Plotke is the cohost of the Modern Woodworkers Association podcast. More than that, Dyami spends his free time making beautiful furniture and creative objects.
In this episode, we discuss where he found his inspiration to get started in carpentry, and how that developed into a passion for woodworking. We discuss the growing attraction of makerspaces and sharing shop space for socializing and learning together. Last, we find out just what Dyami's social media profile picture is all about.
Jeff Hooper is the creative mastermind behind Backhand Bikes.
Using AutoDesk Fusion 360 and the practical knowledge he has gained in working a career in manufacturing, Jeff creates designs that are almost organic, but are CNC machined from metal.
We talk about CAD/CAM, solid modelling, climb milling versus conventional milling, IMTS, ToolingU, and the perceptions versus the misconceptions of a college education.
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In this episode we learn all about how Linn from Darbin Orvar got started in making and where she sees the maker movement going. Some of the topics discussed include:
Growing up in Sweden, and the expectations for school age children
Growing a successful following on YouTube
The origin of the Darbin Orvar name
Advice for the Maker Movement - do what you want to do!
You can learn more on the shownotes page.
Jim and Jason were nice enough to come on the show, and we had a great time and great conversation. The main topic we focused on was how do we get students interested in manufacturing? We need to change perceptions:
1. Get talking about how clean the shop environment is
2. Show that modern machines are the definition of high technology
3. Get more women involved in manufacturing
4. Get aesthetics on display
5. Highlight innovative thinkers
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A degreed engineer by trade, Tom spends his days pushing paper, and doesn't have the opportunity to scratch the maker itch.
Nights and weekends is when Tom is able to spend his personal time doing small woodworking and metalworking projects in his home shop.
We dive into his back story, if a college degree is the right choice, Tom's current crowdfunding campaign to restore a Southbend lathe, and where he sees the future of the maker movement.
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TechShop is a membership-based DIY workshop that provides members with the use of tools and equipment. CNC metal cutting machines, manual metal cutting machines, 3D printers, sewing machines, and woodworking machines are all available to its members.
CoFounder Bob Thomas explains how TechShop grew out of an idea and continues to thrive on the passion of the makers inside, plus a whole lot more.
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Carl Fiester and Peter Matoian are the makers behind Cape Brewed Gear.
The guys make unique bottle openers with a "twist".
Welcome to this MakerCast episode with Aaron Sanchez
Aaron, along with his father, Andy, is a maker of beautiful furniture using unique materials for high-end clients.
Hear about a carpentry/woodworking job at the Firestone Mansion.
Hear about how Aaron and his father ran a typical wood shop, making cabinets and custom pieces.
Hear about the decision to deviate into rustic southwest furniture and how their specialization profited greatly.
We discuss if specializing and eliminating options made it easier to work with clients.
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After attending public high school with no shop classes, this weeks guest attended North Bennett Street School in Boston to receive formal training in 18th-century cabinet and furniture making.
The North Bennett Street School is a trade school that’s 130 years old dedicated to preserving the craft of furniture making. The school offers eight full-time professional programs train students for careers in: Cabinet and Furniture Making, Carpentry, Jewelry Making and Repair, Bookbinding, Locksmithing and Security Technology, Piano Technology, Preservation Carpentry, and Violin Making and Repair.
Kyle describes his favorite piece - a segmented circular donut with over 2000 pieces. It took over 100 hours to finish.
Hear about how Kyle has done projects for Snoop Dog, Disneyland, Metallica, and Jelly Skateboards.
We discuss how Kyle never wants to lose the human touch of his designs and craft.
You can get more info at the show notes page for this episode by visiting www.podcastformakers.com/kyle-toth
Todd builds CAD models that are CNC friendly. Lissten in as we learn all about how Todd got started, and what he sees for the future of homegrown CNC routers.
Bill Padnos and Sarah Brooks share the following about the NRL program:
Some students begin in early elementary years with STEM-related activities, and then begin participating in BotsIQ in middle and high school years.
The students learn to work as a team and are often offered internships and even full-time jobs in partnering manufacturing companies as a result of the program.
Students learn every aspect of the manufacturing process during their projects: securing funding, beginning designs, marketing, testing, refining, documentation, and time and project management.
When students are immersed in the manufacturing process, they begin to realize that they could “do this for a living.”
Students learn that most jobs in manufacturing don’t require a four-year college degree, and some jobs are available to them immediately after high school.
Many of the partnering companies recruit employees from the high school competitors
www.podcastformakers.com/gonrl (Thats: Go! N.R.L.)
In this episode we discuss:
Life in military service - Serving in the United States Air National Guard
Donating time to local charitable organization
STEM and STEAM
This episode is an in-depth interview with Doug Fontaine about CARVEsmart. The patented CARVEsmart quick change vise jaw system was invented by machine shop owner Bill Ehnstrom to save time and reduce costs in his own operation. Shortly thereafter, Ehnstrom partnered with veteran machine tool industry expert Doug Fontaine to form Bellatex Industries and commercialize CARVEsmart.
In this episode we discuss:
Life in military service - Serving in the United States Marine Corps
Growing up poor
Finding materials to work with
The origin story of the Kentucky Knows (Kentucky Nose)
Paying tribute to those that helped in the past
Weathering the storm so you know what a sunny day is.
Donating products to local charitable organization
In this episode we discuss:
How makers in the garage outpace OEMs in innovation
The contract manufacturing environment and idle machine time
Rethinking production in a JIT on-demand world
Paying attention to "the Prosumer"
Overbuilding and undercapacity
The long-time Request For Quote (RFQ) Process and how machine setup time drives pricing (the "old" model)
The MakeTime Request For Utilization of Open Machine Hours (the "new" model)
How innovation drives job creation
The skillset to interpret the engineer's wishes
Where the idea for The MakeTime Marketplace came from
Pebble.co and crowdsourcing manufactured commodity parts
The new manufacturing frontier - the perfect buyer and the perfect seller
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Carley Eisenberg is the owner and blacksmith of Iron Mountain Forge. She is a designer and maker of organic, nature inspired furniture. If her name sounds familiar, you may remember her as a semi-finalist on Ellen Degeneres' Furniture Design Challenge which aired on HGTV.
Carly's work is exquisite. You have to go to her website and see the level of craftsmanship she brings to her pieces. Each one is a combination of hand-forging and beautiful woodworking.
In this episode we discuss:
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