Happy Sunday, I hope your weekend is going great.
With WAY more time at home I’ve found that the amount of yard work I’ve done in the past 3 weeks is more than I’ve done in the past 4 years.
The weeds have never been in so much trouble.
This is the second edition of the Makerspace Weekly. If you want to catch up on past editions (which is only 1) you can here.
The goal is to send you some of the most interesting things I'm finding online each Sunday. I would also love to feature the things your working on and/or what you run across. Just hit reply to this email, I'd love to connect!
🤧I just launched the giveaway for April. This month we are giving away a Rockler Dust Right Wall-Mount Dust Collector. I'm pretty jealous of whoever wins this, this thing would be an awesome addition to someone's shop!
Enter to win this $269 dust collector from Rockler here.
😷I mentioned it last week but I had Matt Stultz, the head of community at Prusa 3D on the show. We got into the work that Prusa is doing around printing face shields for everyone on the front lines of COVID-19. Plus his background at Makerbot, Thingiverse and MAKE Magazine.
🕵️♀️A small update I made to my site this week includes a search bar on the podcast page. So if you are wanting to see if I have interviewed a guest just type it in!
🪑I ran across an old feature on Charles and Ray Eames in the Atlantic where they were talking about their approach to furniture design. Their overall approach of practicality stood out to me. When I think of mid-century modern design today the high price tag stands out the most, which goes against what they stood for:
The sleek curvature and durability of their chairs has made them a staple in offices and homes, although the current $5,000 price tag for an Eames lounge chair at Herman Miller rather belies the idea of producing low-cost, stylish furniture for the masses.
🤯And since we are talking about the Charles and Ray Eames, if you haven't seen their Powers of Ten video, is pretty amazing.
🐙Mike over at Modustrial Maker reached out to me to let me know that his sister had started this awesome sculpting YouTube channel. Kat is making some awesome sculptures, plus who wouldn't want a drunk octopus for a hook?
🖼Zach at Southern Ginger Workshop featured on old CNC project he did of Jimmy Hendrix. I'm always amazed by what the robots in our shop can do (plus the creativity of people using them!)
🤖Speaking of robots, Rob Chesney at Further Fabrication just shared how he makes money with his custom-built laser cutter. I had Rob on the podcast and we got pretty deep into his obsession for lasers and work at WETA workshop!
🌲Arbortech hosted the Global Makerfest over the weekend. Lots of familiar faces were involved but one of my favorites was the woodturner, Carl Jacobson. He had one of the best setups for live streaming and takes you through his process of turning a bowl on the lathe!
I've been ramping up my live streaming efforts over the past few weeks. This includes both podcast interviews as well as builds. Here is what I have planned for this week. Come hang out!
🎙Tuesday 12:00 pm EST - Zac Builds Interview
Zac is a professional contractor and an overall awesome maker. We will get into his past projects and the amazing job he does of capturing them and sharing them online.
📺Monday 9:00 am EST - Make or Break Live
I've been playing around with live streaming from the shop the past week and I want to make this a pretty regular thing. Come jump on and chat while I finishing building a new laser and testing it out.
I plan to put a good bit more work into making the Makerspace Weekly something useful for you. If you’re are finding value I’d love it if you share it with a friend or two. You can send them here to sign up.
Also if you come across anything interesting let me know, just hit reply to this newsletter to send it my way.
Till Next Time
Go Make or Break something in your shop,