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Being a Mom, working or stay at home, comes with all sorts of tasks from diaper changes to helping with homework. Being a maker serves as a creative outlet for many busy Moms out there. This podcast brings their stories to you. How did they get started, why do they make, and how do they manage being a maker as well as a busy Mom? Every week I will bring you the story of a new Maker Mom.
 
The DIY Projects with Pete Podcast is a show that helps and inspires you with Do it Yourself Projects. This podcast will get you to try new projects, be creative, and to have fun. You will learn about woodworking, metalworking, concrete, crafts, and home improvement projects. Your questions will be answered and Pete will also interview inspiring artists and crafts people. You'll also get valuable DIY tips, advice, and inspiration to help you along your projects. Check out the DIYPETE.com web ...
 
Welcome to MakingChips - We believe that manufacturing is challenging, but if you are connected to a community of leaders, you can elevate your skills, solve your problems and grow your business. Making Chips is a weekly podcast that will EQUIP and INSPIRE MANUFACTURING LEADERS to succeed in the challenging world of manufacturing. Our mission is for the METALWORKING NATION to Think Differently About Manufacturing In Order to Elevate their Game. Your hosts, Jason Zenger & Jim Carr, own manufa ...
 
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In this week's episode the MakingChips hosts talk with metalworking influencer Tony Gunn and his career in the manufacturing industry. Segments: 0:00 | Jim talks about how simple ProShop ERP made his virtual shop audit 4:25 | Nick shares manufacturing news about the rise of firearm sales 10:00 | Nick introduces the episode guest, Tony Gunn, the Gen…
 
Alicia is a wife, mom, designer and artist. She has really been a designer and artist her whole life. She gained an appreciation for great craftsmanship from her father as a kid. She ended up going to art school and working as a graphic designer for several years. Now you can find her either in her workshop getting covered in sawdust or collaborati…
 
While working full time and commuting into the city, Anastasia knew she needed an outlet for all of her creative energy. She has been a creator as long as she can remember. From making custom pillow cases at the age of 12, to screen printing movie tees and crocheting bikini tops, she has always had a passion for making things from scratch. Her love…
 
Sarah is a wife, mom, teacher, woodworker, and all around maker. She enjoyed making and being creative as a kid, when she was not diving into sports. She turned again to making as a way to doing something physical and creative as a contrast to all the other things she does. It started with a closet makeover and she has been hooked ever since. You c…
 
This week Dylan is joined by Josh Hacko of Nicholas Hacko Watchmaker. Josh, his father, and Co. produce the only watches manufactured in Australia on some amazing machinery. Josh tells us the story of how NHW got into building watches after large watch companies began restricting parts purchases. Now, armed with years of experience and technical kn…
 
Lexie is a furniture maker from Tennessee. She has a bachelors of fine are with a concentration in wood. She is currently participating in a residency program. Lexie's work has been featured nationally. The way she approaches furniture design is from a place of curiosity for nature. She sketches her designs with focus on forms and lines that bring …
 
In this episode of MakingChips the hosts discuss sections to include in their production meetings, and how they can benefit their shop and team's productivity. Segments: 0:00 Jim shares how he can access real-time data and reports using ProShop ERP. 1:32 The hosts talks about the virtual grand opening of the Boring Bar 5:20 Jim introduces "social i…
 
Meera is a wife, mother, and former opera singer turned woodworker. Meera's first passion was singing and opera. However, after becoming a mother she realized that the life of an opera singer and one of a mom do not always fit well together. After leaving opera, she soon discovered woodworking after tackling her first project doing an ikea hack. Sh…
 
Sarah is a wife and wood artist living in Idaho. She is a master with the scroll saw, creating huge pieces of landscape art from pictures sent to her by customers. Each piece is hand cut and hand sanded and meticulously put together into a masterpiece. Sarah defines herself as an artist obsessed with power tools. You can find her and follow along w…
 
In this episode, the MakingChips hosts discuss the career of NFL star Tom Brady, and how his personal keys to success are also applicable to the manufacturing leader. Segments: 0:00 | Jim and Jason talk about the different technologies featured on IMTS Spark 7:24 | Jason reads a press release from DARPA about off-Earth manufacturing of lunar struct…
 
This week Dylan is joined by AJ Huff from Design The Everything, a company that aims to make products you love to use everyday. Dylan and AJ talk about the book the "Purple Cow" by Seth Godin, the second book in the WT book club. AJ suggested this book a while ago and feels it's important for the machinist community to remember the marketing side o…
 
Emily is a wife, mom of two (soon to be three), architect, math teacher, and oh, a DIYer and woodworker as well. She is also a self proclaimed power tool enthusiast and always covered in sawdust. Emily has always been creative and into crafting, but it is only recently that she got into home remodeling and woodworking. You can follow along with her…
 
Kim owns and runs two companies, one is a gym, the other is a business built around making. She predominately makes various types of pegboards for homes and commercial spaces. Though she also enjoys building other things and working to customize her home. Kim has been a diyer since she was a kid and her passion for making really shows. You can find…
 
In this week's MakingChips podcast, Jim and Jason discuss if you can be successful running a small machine shop, with Jim offering tips based on his own experiences. Segments: 0:00 | Jim and Jason talk about the different knowledge centers at IMTS Spark 1:10 | Jim mentions how he used ProShop ERP to extract the necessary data to collect the federal…
 
Ariana is a wife and mother of two. She is also the second person in the world - and the first woman to receive a Master's Degree in Stained Glass Conservation from the Royal College of Art in London. Ariana has over 25 years of experience with art and architectural preservation. In addition to her conservation work she gives presentations at natio…
 
This week Dylan is joined by Tom Zelickman of Inspiration Metalworks. Tom talks about buying his new Hwacheon lathe and Hurco mill, getting 3 phase power in his shop, and his future move to full-time at his shop. Tom shares about his recent adventures cutting Silicon Carbide and using some crazy 6C Tools PCD tools. Both Dylan and Tom tell us about …
 
Sam is a psychologist and do-it-yourselfer from New York. She specializes in basic woodworking projects, home improvement ideas, and creative crafts all on a strict budget and while working a full time job. Sam's journey started at 15, working with her dad to rebuild a house. From then on she was hooked on making, doing and creating. You can find a…
 
In the newest MakingChips podcast, the hosts discuss how to use triggers to create new habits and systems for your business and your personal life. Segments: 0:00 | Nick talks about how he sees ProShop ERP on shop floors across the USA. 4:01 | Jason shares an article about a how people purchase books to display and pretend to look intelligent 7:27 …
 
Theresa is a self described metalsmith, artist and educator. She is also a wife and Mom. Theresa graduated from art school with a BFA and later returned to get a masters degree in art education and currently teaches art at a local high school. Her art is inspired by natural textures, patterns, collected objects, and is hand-crafted in her home stud…
 
This week Dylan is joined by JT Belknap of DFM Toolworks, a Chicago based manufacturer of woodworking tools. JT starts off describing his entry into the engineering workforce with Toyota, doing everything from assembling cars to working in a foundry. JT shares some great insight into running a successful Amazon store, from packaging, to data collec…
 
Besides being a bit of a world traveler, she is also a maker with many disciplines. Sewing is her base from altering almost every piece she purchases to making clothing of her own. Then she sprinkles in some woodwork, upholstery, and whatever else she can get her hands on really. Ellen has a passion for creating, in any form, and always eager to le…
 
In this week's episode of MakingChips, Jim and Jason discuss how and when to talk about politics in the workplace, and why it should never affect business relationships. 0:00 | Jason talks about the 6 different showcases at IMTS Spark 2021 1:40 | Jim and Jason share their thoughts about political discussions in the workplace 4:05 | Jim discusses th…
 
Christabelle is a mom, woodworker and carpenter from the Bahamas. Christabelle was able to take woodworking classes in high school, and then afterwards she spent time at home with her young son. Within the last couple of years, she returned to school to get her degree in carpentry. Now, she works as a carpenter by day and does her own woodworking p…
 
This week Dylan is joined by Jonathan Hornell-Kennedy of Coreprint Patterns, a Hamilton based manufacturer of CNC machined patterns, molds, tools, and dies.Jonathan tells about his unique origins in financial engineering before transitioning to working for his fathers company and learning CAD. After realizing a growing hole in the pattern making ma…
 
Annette is an engineer by day and a woodworker by night and weekend. Annette did not grow up with anyone really making or woodworking around her. Still, when it came time to put some raised garden beds in her yard, it took just one look at the cost for her to proclaim she could make them on her own. That is when her journey with woodworking and lov…
 
In this week's episode, Jim, Jason, and Nick talk about the different sales channels that you can utilize for your manufacturing company, and their strengths and weaknesses. Segments: 0:00 | Nick explains how he sees ProShop ERP on shop floors across the country. 5:15 | The hosts share manufacturing news and purchasing trends for 2021 15:21 | Nick …
 
Kat and Danette have been best friends for almost 9 years and after Danette bought her first home, they decided to get into the DIY world. Or, D.I.Try as they call it. Both of these ladies do not shy away from sharing the mistakes along with the victories, and perhaps that is the secret to their magmatism and fast success. The laughter and fun adds…
 
Boa is the founder and creative director of OI Studio. She studied graphics at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her passion for all things beautiful led her to the furniture/interiors industry after a past spent working in disparate professions. She has previously been a fashion model, furniture buyer, prop stylist, even producer, furnit…
 
This week Dylan is joined by Devin Bodony of Lichen Precision. Devin tells us his story getting into manufacturing, starting out building his own cabin and falling into machining looking for alternative power sources. Devin is a true modern Renaissance man and tells us stories about making Stirling engines, designing and building medical device fix…
 
As we move forward into 2021, the MakingChips podcast hosts look back at 2020, the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, and share more lessons they learned as a result. Segments: 6:06 | Jim shares information on the characteristics of a visual learner. 9:37 | The hosts discuss the potential usage of wearable technology in machine shops. 13:26 | The …
 
Erika is a wife, mom of 4, and fine furniture maker. Erika started her journey with 7th grade shop class in 2002 and has continued since then. She built several furniture pieces that she designed before she even left high school. More recently she completed the Mastery Course at The Northwest Woodworking Studio. You can find Erika's work and follow…
 
This week Dylan is joined by Brian Dinola of Autodesk. Brian starts off the episode telling Dylan of how he got into manufacturing in his dads jewelry shop, learning CAD,CAM, and programming to make pieces for the business. Brian also talks about joining Delcam, working on Swiss lathes and 5 axis, and utilizing Powermill and Partmaker. Both talk ab…
 
Erica is a sculptor based in Philadelphia with a practice that spans fine art, design, research, and metal fabrication. Her artwork can be found in galleries as well as public and private spaces, and she has collaborated with architects, artists, and designers to progress creative projects across many scales and industries. After revitalizing an ea…
 
Part 2 of this 2-part series continues the interview with special guest John Miller, founder of Way of the Mill, an education platform for CNC milling. In this episode, John shares more of his manufacturing knowledge that machine shops can benefit from. 3:38 | John shares his thoughts on how a commitment to details can improve a shop 10:20 | John e…
 
Leslie is a Mom and creator of cream city crates. She makes handmade signs, candles and themed gift crates. What started as a fun "survival kit" for her mother for a weekend with the kids turned into a business that allowed her to work from home and manage the hectic day to day as a Mom. You can follow along with Leslie on Instagram, Facebook, Pint…
 
This week Dylan is joined by Jacob Ellul-Blake of Pantechnicon Design, a manufacturer of custom espresso machines and parts for espresso machines. Both dive into Jacob's past manufacturing jobs spanning everything from adventure motorcycle gear, to bike mounts, to espresso machines. Jacob shares his experience in hiring employees, what to look for …
 
GIRLY SHOP TEACHER, LLC IS A CONSTRUCTION EDUCATION CONSULTING FIRM BASED IN DALLAS, TX FOUNDED BY TAMI GAMBLE AND BECKY LEWIS. WITH EMPHASIS ON BUILDING THE NEXT GENERATION OF CRAFTSPEOPLE, GIRLY SHOP TEACHER INSPIRES A NEW GENERATION OF BUILDERS WITH CONSTRUCTION EDUCATION PROGRAMMING AND WORKSHOP THAT CONNECTS NEW TALENT WITH CONSTRUCTION INDUST…
 
In Part 1 of this 2-part series, the MakingChips hosts welcome guest John Miller, founder of Way of the Mill, an education platform for CNC milling. In this episode, John shares his background in the manufacturing industry, including his time at Makino and Apple, and why he chose to start Way of the Mill. 6:09 | Jason shares current news about the …
 
This episode originally aired as episode 011 of the Wonder Women series. If you are a member of the maker community then you are very familiar with this guest, Laura Kampf. Laura has a passion for coming up with ideas and just going for it. Her style of making and her style of video production is something that captures the viewer right from the st…
 
This week John Russakoff joins Dylan on the podcast to talk shop and tell us his manufacturing story. From being a pro racer in the Formula Drift series and working in a Aerospace jobshop, to starting his own shop in the corner of an automotive company and his company's CNC journey, John has a great story and lessons to share. John and Dylan commis…
 
In the 250th episode of MakingChips, the hosts discuss new factors and trends in the estimation process, especially when utilizing an ERP system. Jim Carr also shares his quoting process, and the tips and tricks he has used over the years that other manufacturing leaders should take into account. 3:30 | Nick tells a story about quoting 9:00 | Jim s…
 
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