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Review: Bernzomatic Firepoint Creator Tool

Review: Bernzomatic Firepoint Creator Tool

Manufacturer: Bernzomatic URL: https://www.bernzomatic.com/Products/Hand-Torches/Instant-On-Off/BZ8360T Price: $75 Like so many of you, I’ve had an old torch head for propane and map tanks laying around workshops for my entire life. It’s the kind of tool you only need occasionally, but there’s no other tool in the shop that does what it does, so it also never goes away. The […]

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Power Tool Tech Is More Advanced Than You May Have Thought

Power Tool Tech Is More Advanced Than You May Have Thought

Like so many of our readers, I use power tools of various sorts pretty much daily. However, I never really thought about the technology in my hands. I’ve recently come to finally trust a cordless driver to do the job, but beyond that, I thought about them as a motor, a switch, and a power […]

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Photo of Dorothy Jones-Davis

Dorothy Jones-Davis Moves to KID Museum

Dorothy Jones-Davis has been Executive Director of Nation of Makers for six years. She recently announced that she is leaving to join the KID Museum in Bethesda Maryland as Chief Impact Officer. In this episode, we talk about how Nation of Makers got started, some of its accomplishments and where it might go. I also […]

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Amy Zell on Make:cast

The Wherewithal to Change Things Through Making

I’d like you to meet Amy Zell – mother, librarian, grief counselor, and maker. In this episode, she talks about the power of making to change things, to change people. She credits Casey Shea, a Sonoma County maker educator, with telling her about “maker empowerment” at the Fab Institute in Pittsburgh in 2018. She understood […]

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Design and Build Pull Tray Office Carts

Design and Build Pull Tray Office Carts

I need to keep my studio organized and looking clean. I prefer to build rolly carts that I can move around and use as needed depending on the projects that I undertake. I have built carts for my 3D printers and those serve me well. I will use MDF material to build the carts, the […]

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Building a large 40W C02 Laser For Under 0

Building a large 40W C02 Laser For Under $700

Lasers are awesome. We all know this. If you don’t have one, you want one. Owen wanted one, but had a fairly tight budget. When searching, he found the ones in his price range to be too small. So he built one! I know that there are some of you who didn’t watch that video […]

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Watch This Gorgeous Video, Learn A Little About Guilloche

Watch This Gorgeous Video, Learn A Little About Guilloche

Clickspring is a fairly popular youtube channel that has been making beautiful things from metal for quite some time. He’s written a little for us, and even done video for us in the past. One thing that he’s really good at (aside from making pretty stuff) is explaining complex things in a simple and visually […]

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