The Maker Pilgrimage - Kristin & Justin
In a world of technology, we turn to our phones and computers to find like minded people. We find them on Instagram, Facebook, and twitter and decide lets make a group chat or discord server where we can connect on another level, but most of us still feel disconnected regardless. Something about text chains and video chats just don’t cut it. So how does one foster true connection with somebody. Well the easiest way is through a shared experience. A pilgrimage Today Kristin and I will be talking about Technology and its impact on us We’ll share our experiences and what we learnt on our pilgrimage to Makers Central. A large Creative Expo, in Birmingham England. Then we’ll discuss some possible controversial improvements for the event And to finish What the ultimate pilgrimage would look like for us. Justin White (Garage Avenger) website: https://www.garageavenger.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/garageavenger/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVOyyAChQzN3HZSakwFn-3Q?view_as=subscriber Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=32422944&fan_landing=true
Why I built my own Snow Plow?
Why would I build my own snow plow? Long story short I like pain. LOL In this video I build my own snow plow to save me time and effort when clearing the snow from my driveway. This was all in an effort so that I can spend more time doing what I love. Making things in my garage. This is not a tutorial. In fact this more of what not to do.
Embracing Your Inner Nerd - Nerdforge (Make Ideas Reality Podcast)
Embracing the inner nerd is philosophy, my guests today Martina and Hansi from Nerdforge seem to have adopted. In this episode Martina and Hansi share with us their origin story, Nerdforge comic book No.1 They talk about de-weaponizing the word nerd. Embracing who you are and letting go of what others think We get an insight into how they separate work and relationship You’ll hear how they turn their nerdy ideas into reality And we hear what the future could hold for nerdforge. Martina and Hansi have grown their youtube channel pretty quickly using this philosophy of embracing your inner nerd. So some great lessons to be learnt Hope you enjoy.
Boost Engagement Through Storytelling - Matthew Dicks
Matthew Dicks. 5x Moth Grand Slam story telling champion. Author of 7 novels and the non-fiction book Storyworthy: Engage, Teach, Persuade, And Change Your Life Through - The Power Of Storytelling. In today’s show Matthew walks us through how we can tell a compelling story. We then discuss the don’t of storytelling and Ways to generate story ideas Using a tool he calls Homework for life. To finish Matthew deconstruct one of my latest project video (oh god) so you can learn from my example what to do and more importantly what NOT to do. This show is jammed packed with actionable advice so please get ready to take notes Matthew Dicks https://matthewdicks.com/ Justin White (Garage Avenger) website: https://www.garageavenger.com Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/garageavenger/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVOyyAChQzN3HZSakwFn-3Q?view_as=subscriber
Thinking Big - Paul Jackman (Jackman Works)
Thinking big it widens your horizons, taking you out of the ordinary and into the extraordinary. The ability to ‘Think BIG’ is one of the cornerstones of success, but we’ve all had big lofty new year’s resolutions and 3 weeks in we’ve thrown in the towel. What does it actually mean to think big? And how do we achieve those big goals without falling flat on our face 3 weeks in? My guest today Paul Jackman of Jackman Works is known for his scaled up BIG projects but today we won’t be just probing him about that. We’ll be talking about how he thinks big. We’ll hear where it all begun for him. Paul lifts the curtain on his creative process And we hear about, how thinking big has brought friends, sponsors and even tv networks knocking. Paul Jackman Links: https://www.jackmanworks.com/ https://www.facebook.com/JackmanWorks https://www.instagram.com/jackman_works/ Justin White (Garage Avenger) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/garageavenger/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVOyyAChQzN3HZSakwFn-3Q?view_as=subscriber Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=32422944&fan_landing=true
Fixing a Norwegian Cultural Defect (The Horrific "Norwegian Arm")
The cultural Defect that is the Norwegian arm had to be fixed. So I built what I call the Lazy Susan 2.0 to combat this horrific and intrusive Norwegian arm. For those who don't know what the Norwegian Arm is. Basically at the dinner table Norwegians think it is impolite to use "words" to ask for things. So they reach across the table and even stand up to get things. It is one of the most horrific dinning experiences you will ever experience. So I took it upon myself to engineer my way out of this problem and invented the Lazy Susan 2.0. Ok lets be honest here its a mini sushi train but considering the wife stopped me spending money on this project and its built essentially out of trash. I think it turned out great. Enjoy
Kinetic Art - Ivan Iler
It's fairly well known that the inspiration for Velcro came from cockleburs caught in the hair of George de Mestral's dog, and that Leonardo da Vinci drew on the bird's wing for ideas for his flying machines. It seems that humans have been attempting to copy nature for a very long time. This impulse continues today with my guest Ivan Iler who is known for his metal kinetic sculptures and his artistic flare. You might know him from the Netflix show Metal Shop Masters but Its been a long road from his humble beginnings. Today we’re going to talk about Ivan’s story We delve into his fascination of mimicking movement in nature You’ll get a peek behind the curtain of Ivan’s creative process and We discuss controversial travesty of the Metal shop Masters. Even if you have never heard of Ivan Iler your ears are in for a treat.
Viking Ship Cookbook Holder - a Gift for a Complete Stranger.
The Ultimate secret Santa! Making a Christmas gift for a complete stranger. For some stupid reason I signed up for the Fools with Tools Treasure Trade again. The goal is to make a meaningful gift for a complete stranger. All the information you get is some general info on the persons interests and their social media account name. Now it was up to me to dream up and idea, design and make it before the deadline. Another challenging build that made my brain hurt. EnjoyI
Turn a Hobby to a business - Ethan Abramson
In these times of the side hustle and trying to break free from of our mundane day jobs. Many of us are looking towards turning that hobby into a business. There's a clear distinction between a hobby that makes some money and running an official business. And That’s what can sometimes trip us up when trying to make a living doing what we love. Today my guest Ethan Abramson owner and designer of an acclaimed New York, furniture company shares his story and the insights he’s gained interviewing others that have made the jump. On his podcast “building a furniture brand”. We talk about the right time to jump from hobby to business The importance of defining your niche, The neglected aspects of market research, Where most fail in pricing and budgeting, and how to actually, sell something. Even if you never want to turn your hobby into a business. Chances are you know someone that does. This episode could really make a difference. Ethan shares a lot of knowledge here. So, let’s get into the show. 1) You have had a successfully furniture company since 2008. Was furniture making ever a hobby before starting your business? 2) You have a podcast “Building a furniture brand” In your podcast you talk with people who successfully run furniture businesses. Have you found any quantitative data from your guests when the right time is to jump from a hobby to a business? 3) You are a furniture designer and maker, but IKEA also designs and makes furniture. You clearly can’t compete with the Swedish juggernaut. How can hobbyist carve their own niche in such an overcrowded market? 4) They say to do your market research before launching a business. This is no small task and if not done correctly it can destroy you r business What do hobbyists often neglect when researching their market and competition? 5) Budgeting and pricing seem straight forward but this can trip up many starting businesses. What do most forget, or do not fully comprehend when budgeting for jobs and products? 6) Most of us are creative souls. In love with the physical work of making something. People like us are generally hopeless marketing and salespeople. But if we have you run a business, we are going to have to sell something. Any advice on how to market and make sales if you are a one man show? 7) Learning from people who went through the nitty gritty of starting a business can be invaluable. Especially those who have done what you want to do. These people can guide you on things to avoid and improve in your business. What have you learnt and applied from any mentors or more importantly you guests on your podcast? 8) We have talked a lot about money and marketing. How important is it for you that you maintain a focus on joy and happiness over the profitability of your company? RAPID FIRE 5 1) What is something people get wrong about you? 2) What is something you like doing that has nothing to do with making? 3) What project is completely priceless that you could never sell? 4) What does happiness look like? 5) Who should be the next guest on the podcast? Ethan Abramson links http://www.ethanabramson.com/ https://www.buildingafurniturebrand.com/ https://www.instagram.com/thebuildwithethan/ Justin White (Garage Avenger) Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/garageavenger/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVOyyAChQzN3HZSakwFn-3Q?view_as=subscriber Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=32422944&fan_landing=true