#95 How to Stay Focused and Enjoy Making


In episode #95 we mow Zacks lawn. Will works everything, James Tells his Hand Tool honeypots and we answer your questions about staying focused, shop organizations, and our greatest failures.

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What’s new/ what are we working on?

  • Zack: Claw Hammer


James Fruge: Maybe y'all can cover this on a future episode. Is it necessary to have a shaper and a router? What are the pros and cons of each?

Shawn : I’d like to know what keeps you guys motivated to build? Do outside influences like a giant jackman utility knife build help fuel the desire to get in the shop?

Make Brooklyn: What was your most heartbreaking project fail as a maker and did you share it online? Did you later salvage it somehow?

Creators Photo Challenge

Due next time:  Framing (frame within a frame)

Coburn Wood Design - https://www.instagram.com/p/BnO98lxgs7d/?tagged=creatorsphotochallenge

Joke of the week

Yonatan24: What did one pop'lar picture frame say to another celebrity? I'm framous!

What’s new/what are we watching/reading?

  • Will: Heath Knuckles “divergence” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o71_86Kw544

  • James: Uri Tuchman: Hand powered circular saw https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3Pwd1LoGXQ&index=14&list=LLbMtJOly6TpO5MQQnNwkCHg

  • Zack: Brian Prusa: https://www.instagram.com/prusawoodworks/

Favorite tool/product this week?


James Wright: Wood By Wright https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbMtJOly6TpO5MQQnNwkCHg

Zack Herberholz: ZH Fabrication https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDdZMJDDpyvI9WJyY7IZP7w

William Walker: Wm. Walker Co. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCievvwx_-UU-rP28103rUCw



Intro and outro recorded and produced by Jason Wright http://withamic.com/

James Wright