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Being a Mom, working or stay at home, comes with all sorts of tasks from diaper changes to helping with homework. Being a maker serves as a creative outlet for many busy Moms out there. This podcast brings their stories to you. How did they get started, why do they make, and how do they manage being a maker as well as a busy Mom? Every week I will bring you the story of a new Maker Mom.
 
The DIY Projects with Pete Podcast is a show that helps and inspires you with Do it Yourself Projects. This podcast will get you to try new projects, be creative, and to have fun. You will learn about woodworking, metalworking, concrete, crafts, and home improvement projects. Your questions will be answered and Pete will also interview inspiring artists and crafts people. You'll also get valuable DIY tips, advice, and inspiration to help you along your projects. Check out the DIYPETE.com web ...
 
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This week Dylan is joined by Tom Zelickman of Inspiration Metalworks. Tom talks about buying his new Hwacheon lathe and Hurco mill, getting 3 phase power in his shop, and his future move to full-time at his shop. Tom shares about his recent adventures cutting Silicon Carbide and using some crazy 6C Tools PCD tools. Both Dylan and Tom tell us about …
 
Sarah is a wife, mom, teacher, woodworker, and all around maker. She enjoyed making and being creative as a kid, when she was not diving into sports. She turned again to making as a way to doing something physical and creative as a contrast to all the other things she does. It started with a closet makeover and she has been hooked ever since. You c…
 
This week Dylan is joined by Josh Hacko of Nicholas Hacko Watchmaker. Josh, his father, and Co. produce the only watches manufactured in Australia on some amazing machinery. Josh tells us the story of how NHW got into building watches after large watch companies began restricting parts purchases. Now, armed with years of experience and technical kn…
 
Lexie is a furniture maker from Tennessee. She has a bachelors of fine are with a concentration in wood. She is currently participating in a residency program. Lexie's work has been featured nationally. The way she approaches furniture design is from a place of curiosity for nature. She sketches her designs with focus on forms and lines that bring …
 
Meera is a wife, mother, and former opera singer turned woodworker. Meera's first passion was singing and opera. However, after becoming a mother she realized that the life of an opera singer and one of a mom do not always fit well together. After leaving opera, she soon discovered woodworking after tackling her first project doing an ikea hack. Sh…
 
Sarah is a wife and wood artist living in Idaho. She is a master with the scroll saw, creating huge pieces of landscape art from pictures sent to her by customers. Each piece is hand cut and hand sanded and meticulously put together into a masterpiece. Sarah defines herself as an artist obsessed with power tools. You can find her and follow along w…
 
This week Dylan is joined by AJ Huff from Design The Everything, a company that aims to make products you love to use everyday. Dylan and AJ talk about the book the "Purple Cow" by Seth Godin, the second book in the WT book club. AJ suggested this book a while ago and feels it's important for the machinist community to remember the marketing side o…
 
Emily is a wife, mom of two (soon to be three), architect, math teacher, and oh, a DIYer and woodworker as well. She is also a self proclaimed power tool enthusiast and always covered in sawdust. Emily has always been creative and into crafting, but it is only recently that she got into home remodeling and woodworking. You can follow along with her…
 
Kim owns and runs two companies, one is a gym, the other is a business built around making. She predominately makes various types of pegboards for homes and commercial spaces. Though she also enjoys building other things and working to customize her home. Kim has been a diyer since she was a kid and her passion for making really shows. You can find…
 
Ariana is a wife and mother of two. She is also the second person in the world - and the first woman to receive a Master's Degree in Stained Glass Conservation from the Royal College of Art in London. Ariana has over 25 years of experience with art and architectural preservation. In addition to her conservation work she gives presentations at natio…
 
Sam is a psychologist and do-it-yourselfer from New York. She specializes in basic woodworking projects, home improvement ideas, and creative crafts all on a strict budget and while working a full time job. Sam's journey started at 15, working with her dad to rebuild a house. From then on she was hooked on making, doing and creating. You can find a…
 
Theresa is a self described metalsmith, artist and educator. She is also a wife and Mom. Theresa graduated from art school with a BFA and later returned to get a masters degree in art education and currently teaches art at a local high school. Her art is inspired by natural textures, patterns, collected objects, and is hand-crafted in her home stud…
 
This week Dylan is joined by JT Belknap of DFM Toolworks, a Chicago based manufacturer of woodworking tools. JT starts off describing his entry into the engineering workforce with Toyota, doing everything from assembling cars to working in a foundry. JT shares some great insight into running a successful Amazon store, from packaging, to data collec…
 
Besides being a bit of a world traveler, she is also a maker with many disciplines. Sewing is her base from altering almost every piece she purchases to making clothing of her own. Then she sprinkles in some woodwork, upholstery, and whatever else she can get her hands on really. Ellen has a passion for creating, in any form, and always eager to le…
 
Christabelle is a mom, woodworker and carpenter from the Bahamas. Christabelle was able to take woodworking classes in high school, and then afterwards she spent time at home with her young son. Within the last couple of years, she returned to school to get her degree in carpentry. Now, she works as a carpenter by day and does her own woodworking p…
 
This week Dylan is joined by Jonathan Hornell-Kennedy of Coreprint Patterns, a Hamilton based manufacturer of CNC machined patterns, molds, tools, and dies.Jonathan tells about his unique origins in financial engineering before transitioning to working for his fathers company and learning CAD. After realizing a growing hole in the pattern making ma…
 
Annette is an engineer by day and a woodworker by night and weekend. Annette did not grow up with anyone really making or woodworking around her. Still, when it came time to put some raised garden beds in her yard, it took just one look at the cost for her to proclaim she could make them on her own. That is when her journey with woodworking and lov…
 
Kat and Danette have been best friends for almost 9 years and after Danette bought her first home, they decided to get into the DIY world. Or, D.I.Try as they call it. Both of these ladies do not shy away from sharing the mistakes along with the victories, and perhaps that is the secret to their magmatism and fast success. The laughter and fun adds…
 
Boa is the founder and creative director of OI Studio. She studied graphics at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her passion for all things beautiful led her to the furniture/interiors industry after a past spent working in disparate professions. She has previously been a fashion model, furniture buyer, prop stylist, even producer, furnit…
 
This week Dylan is joined by Devin Bodony of Lichen Precision. Devin tells us his story getting into manufacturing, starting out building his own cabin and falling into machining looking for alternative power sources. Devin is a true modern Renaissance man and tells us stories about making Stirling engines, designing and building medical device fix…
 
Erika is a wife, mom of 4, and fine furniture maker. Erika started her journey with 7th grade shop class in 2002 and has continued since then. She built several furniture pieces that she designed before she even left high school. More recently she completed the Mastery Course at The Northwest Woodworking Studio. You can find Erika's work and follow…
 
This week Dylan is joined by Brian Dinola of Autodesk. Brian starts off the episode telling Dylan of how he got into manufacturing in his dads jewelry shop, learning CAD,CAM, and programming to make pieces for the business. Brian also talks about joining Delcam, working on Swiss lathes and 5 axis, and utilizing Powermill and Partmaker. Both talk ab…
 
Erica is a sculptor based in Philadelphia with a practice that spans fine art, design, research, and metal fabrication. Her artwork can be found in galleries as well as public and private spaces, and she has collaborated with architects, artists, and designers to progress creative projects across many scales and industries. After revitalizing an ea…
 
Leslie is a Mom and creator of cream city crates. She makes handmade signs, candles and themed gift crates. What started as a fun "survival kit" for her mother for a weekend with the kids turned into a business that allowed her to work from home and manage the hectic day to day as a Mom. You can follow along with Leslie on Instagram, Facebook, Pint…
 
This week Dylan is joined by Jacob Ellul-Blake of Pantechnicon Design, a manufacturer of custom espresso machines and parts for espresso machines. Both dive into Jacob's past manufacturing jobs spanning everything from adventure motorcycle gear, to bike mounts, to espresso machines. Jacob shares his experience in hiring employees, what to look for …
 
GIRLY SHOP TEACHER, LLC IS A CONSTRUCTION EDUCATION CONSULTING FIRM BASED IN DALLAS, TX FOUNDED BY TAMI GAMBLE AND BECKY LEWIS. WITH EMPHASIS ON BUILDING THE NEXT GENERATION OF CRAFTSPEOPLE, GIRLY SHOP TEACHER INSPIRES A NEW GENERATION OF BUILDERS WITH CONSTRUCTION EDUCATION PROGRAMMING AND WORKSHOP THAT CONNECTS NEW TALENT WITH CONSTRUCTION INDUST…
 
This episode originally aired as episode 011 of the Wonder Women series. If you are a member of the maker community then you are very familiar with this guest, Laura Kampf. Laura has a passion for coming up with ideas and just going for it. Her style of making and her style of video production is something that captures the viewer right from the st…
 
This week John Russakoff joins Dylan on the podcast to talk shop and tell us his manufacturing story. From being a pro racer in the Formula Drift series and working in a Aerospace jobshop, to starting his own shop in the corner of an automotive company and his company's CNC journey, John has a great story and lessons to share. John and Dylan commis…
 
Another one of my favorites, not just because it is with my #makersquad , Alma, Char, and Jessie, but also because they gave such an amazing gift with sharing their experience as a black or brown woman in the maker space. This originally aired as episode 81. Follow Alma Follow Char Follow JessieBy Katie Freeman
 
This week on the podcast Joe Roggenbuck from Cobra Framebuilding joins Dylan to talk about how he got into manufacturing, purchasing used equipment, finding shop space, and much more. Joe is looking for shop help and talks about his search. Dylan is on the tail end of non-stop rush orders and planning the production of Proteum's Christmas ornament …
 
Danielle is a wife, mom of two littles, designer and maker. Not too long ago Danielle was running her own brick and mortar store where she showcased and sold her own designs along with others from her community. That store closed shortly before Covid hit. She was feeling burned out and wanted to spend time at home with her two littles, just creatin…
 
Dana is the founder of herdesk and Positive Equation. Herdesk is a responsibly-made desk designed by and for women, built in the U.S. Prior to COVID, Dana was using a cheaply-made desk that came broken. She found there was no functionality besides setting things on the top. When searching for a better solution that was designed by a female entrepre…
 
This week Jeffery Lowery from Lowery Racing joins the podcast to talk about becoming a machinist, going full-time in your own shop, and growing his business of making flat track motorcycle racing wheels and parts. Jeffery speaks about his love of his new Hurco, challenges using forged blanks, and keeping his business throttle pinned into 2021. Dyla…
 
After the initial conversation with Sami for her interview episode, Wonder Women 015, I asked Sami to come back and have a conversation with me around diversity and inclusion in the maker community. That is exactly what this episode is, a conversation. We talk about our favorite resources for learning more about people from marginalized communities…
 
Katy designs, builds and sews original, one-of-a-kind furniture and home decor. Her skills grew from a young age. Katy's mother was an artist who instilled creativity as early as she can remember, and her father owned a ranch where she helped with hands on projects around the property. She learned sewing from her grandmother. She was amazed at the …
 
Sarah is a wife, mom of two, and runs her own blog dedicated to woodworking, renovating, and all things DIY. She loves to design lasting, functional, and beautiful pieces, and she is passionate about constantly learning and improving in her methodologies. Sarah's hope is to share with others and play some small role in empowering them to pick up a …
 
This week Dylan is joined by Easton Bednarek from Moria Manufacturing! Both speak about ripping through aluminum on their Speedios and start speculating on the new Brother W1000xd1. Easton tells us about his lathe successes and lessons, and his new purchases to make lathe life easier. Dylan tells us about tooling received for a test and an exciting…
 
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