Maker Spotlight – MakerCast

MakerCast is a weekly podcast that focuses on the people behind the maker movement. 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...

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Maker Spotlight – Crafted Podcast

The Crafted Podcast is a weekly podcast all about making stuff, focusing on  woodworking, DIY, welding, leather, electronics, and related topics. The podcast is hosted by Johnny Brooke of Crafted Workshop, James Wright of Wood by Wright, and Zack Herberholz of ZH...

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Product Spotlight – CreativeLive

When it comes to learning new skills as a maker it can be hard to find the time to signup and take an in person instructor lead class.  Often free time is in sort supply and/or you have an erratic non 9-5 schedule.  Or you may be in a small town or remote area that...

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Maker Spotlight – Reclaimed Audio Podcast

Weekly podcast that discusses upcycling and making with reclaimed materials. Hosts: Phil Pinsky, Tim Sway, and Bill Lutes The podcast http://www.reclaimedaudiopodcast.com/ features weekly topics related to making with lots of friendly banter, sarcasm, and updates on...

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Product Spotlight – Geeky Jerseys

When it comes to a uniquely Canadian piece of "fashion" it is pretty hard to top the hockey jersey; now throw in a mix game/movie/comic/TV geekiness and you have Geeky Jerseys. A jersey isn't just a glorified sweater. Or some sweaty uniform that gets worn during a...

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Maker Resource – Michaelcthulhu

To say Michael Craughwell aka Michaelcthulhu is unique maker would be the understatement of the century. Self described lunatic and known to many from the short lived Discovery Channel series Big Giant Swords, he makes, well, BIG - GIANT - SWORDS. I make Giant Swords....

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Maker Resource – Jimmy Diresta

Unless you have been living off the grid or are fairly new to the maker scene, Jimmy Diresta is probably a name you have already heard, however our Maker Resource section would not be complete without including him. Often times referred to as "The Godfather", Jimmy is...

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Maker Resource – Raw Craft

This maker resource is not focused on a single specific maker, but on a YouTube video series about makers - Raw Craft. The series, now in it's second season, sponsored by The Balvenie distillery and hosted by Anthony Bourdain, spotlights craftsman, artisans, makers,...

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Maker Tip – Cutting Carbon Fiber

One of the challenges when working with carbon fiber is cutting it effectively and safely due to the hardness of the material and the dust it creates which can cause irritation both from the fibers and resins it is made from. Using a fine toothed saw such as a hacksaw...

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CNC Router Holddown – Double Sided Tape

When working with a CNC router one of the key elements of proper setup is secure holddown of the material. There are a number of methods of doing this from vacuum tables, clamps, screws, etc, all with their own pros and cons, and can vary based on the type and size of...

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Diode Laser Engraver Resources

As we work our way through the 1.6W Diode Laser Engraver build and setup, one thing that is evident from the start is the lack of any sort of official manual or instructions.  These cheap Chinese laser systems can be found from a variety of online stores, most all of...

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Maker Resource – 3D Printing Nerd

If your into or looking to get into 3D printing then a great laid back resource on the topic is the 3D Printing Nerd - Joel Telling. Joel presents reviews, tips, tutorials, interviews, and other 3D printing info in a fun, entertaining, yet informative manner. He never...

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Caldera Hurricane 5 Blended Whiskey

For this product spotlight we decided to do something a little different from typical tools, especially as we enter into the festive holiday winter season, where a little something to warm you up might be in need - Caldera Hurricane 5 Blended Whiskey. As described by...

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Shop Safety with Automated Tools

The use of automated tools, such as CNC routers, 3D printers, and laser engravers are becoming more and more popular in many maker's shops as they become much more accessible price wise.  They can offer great advantages in doing complex tasks hands free on their own....

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