makeasks MAKE Asks: Bucket List Builds
MAKE Asks: is a weekly column where we ask you, our readers, for responses to maker-related questions. We hope the column sparks interesting conversation and is a way for us to get to know more about each other.

This week’s question: What is one project on your list or in your mind that you’d like to tackle at some point in your lifetime? It doesn’t have to be innovative, or even useful, just a pet project that would give you satisfaction for having finished it.

My family has a tradition of boat-building that has gone back at least three generations. Actually, due to my namesake we’ve often speculated that we’re descended from Columbus, but that’s never been verified. I would love to build a wooden boat at some point. I want to make the steam box and bend the wood myself — the whole thing from start to finish.

Post your responses in the comments section.

Michael Colombo

In addition to being an online editor for MAKE Magazine, Michael Colombo works in fabrication, electronics, sound design, music production and performance (Yes. All that.) In the past he has also been a childrens’ educator and entertainer, and holds a Masters degree from NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.


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