Weekend Watch: Moonshine Metalworks

Do a straw poll of makers, asking them what skills they would most like to learn, and you will more than likely hear “welding,” “blacksmithing,” and “Fusion 360.” These commonly come up on DIYers’ bucket lists of things to learn.

Steve is blacksmith and general maker from the UK who, one year ago, launched Moonshine Metalworks on YouTube to showcase his work. On the channel so far he has done blacksmithing, metalworking, woodworking, and restoration projects. Besides the projects themselves, he has a clever eye for production and a great sense of humor that he brings to the videos. Always encouraging to see that so soon out of the gate.

Here is a sampling of Steve’s videos to date.


Gareth Branwyn is a freelance 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 to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. And he has a new best-of writing collection and “lazy man’s memoir,” called Borg Like Me.

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