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This month, we’re going heavy metal here at MAKE. Safely and effectively working with metal is a skillset that every maker should have, at least understanding the basics. So, over the month we’ll be looking at fundamental aspects of the skillset, from choosing materials, to measuring, cutting, forming, attaching/welding, and the tools you need to make all of this alchemy happen. And, of course, we”ll include some suitable metal projects.

Our guest contributor this month is Hackett, founder and director of the Madagascar Institute, the Brooklyn “art combine” specializing in large-scale sculptures, guerrilla art events, and carnival rides from hell. He is also an Adjunct Professor at New York University, and a “TV personality.” The fall season of his show, Stuck With Hackett, premiers August 18th on the Science Channel.

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn

Gareth Branwyn is a freelancer writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor for Boing Boing and WINK Books. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.


  • Michael D. Dudley

    This is something I’d definitely like to learn about. Glad to hear the news!

  • http://blog.johntiernan.co.uk John T

    Quite excited about this one! Been looking into learning this sort of thing for a while now

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