The Maker’s Quest

The Maker’s Quest is exploring the journey of making things and living a creative life. From how to be creative, design things, and bring those things to life through physical fabrication or digital mediums. Join us on our quest to explore the world of how to make things and meet other makers.

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Episodes

7 days ago

In this episode, we talk about how to get the job done with the tools and skills we have on hand, even if they are not right for the job. How Notes Make it Work With What You Got Hosted by Greg Porterhttps://skyscraperguitars.com/Greg On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gregsgaragekc/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SkyscraperGuitarsYouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/GregsGarage Brian Benhamhttps://www.brianbenham.com/Brian On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/benham_design/YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXO8f1IIliMKKlu5PgSpodQ  

Friday Aug 26, 2022

In this episode, we talk with Andy Birkey, who works as an Architectural Restoration Specialist, restoring old churches and gothic-style buildings in central Illinois. He has a wealth of knowledge, skill, and a loving spirit for all things. Andy Birkey's Instagram https://www.instagram.com/andy_birkey/ His YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/c/AndyBirkey   Maker The Makers's Quest Website: https://www.themakersquest.com/   Greg Porter https://skyscraperguitars.com/ Greg On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gregsgaragekc/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SkyscraperGuitars YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/GregsGarage   Brian Benham https://www.brianbenham.com/ Brian On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/benham_design/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXO8f1IIliMKKlu5PgSpodQ  

Friday Jul 29, 2022

 In this episode, the guys talk about The Fudge Factor and allowing for accumulative error in both your work and planning out your work.  Where do you hide the attentional errors or discrepancies, and how to prevent them?   Website: https://www.themakersquest.com/ Greg Porter https://skyscraperguitars.com/ Greg On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gregsgaragekc/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SkyscraperGuitars YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/GregsGarage Brian Benham https://www.brianbenham.com/ Brian On Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/benham_design/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXO8f1IIliMKKlu5PgSpodQ  

Friday Jun 24, 2022

In this episode, we are joined by a professional machinist From Hillview Wood & Metal, Tony Rouleau.  Tony designs and manufactures heirloom tools for all types of craftspeople, from woodworkers to other machinists.  His dedication to quality, style, and a high level of functionality in the tools he makes is unmatched.  You can find out more about him and the tools he makes at: Website: https://www.hillviewtool.com/ Instagram @hillview_tool https://www.instagram.com/hillview_tool/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hillviewwm/   More at the The Maker's Quest

Friday Jun 10, 2022

In this episode, we talk about developing new design ideas and how we present them to our clients. https://www.themakersquest.com/

Friday Apr 29, 2022

In This episode we talk about the book by Betty Edwards, Drawing On The Right Side Of The Brain. How to turn the left side of your brain off so the right side can show through and be more creative as well as learn to draw better. Show Notes www.themakersquest.com  

Friday Mar 25, 2022

In today's podcast, we talk about the oversimplification of Malcolm Gladwell's theory that you need 10,000 hours to master a skill. It is more complex of a theory than you think.

Friday Feb 18, 2022

In this episode we talk about turning points in our journey as makers, touching on several topics about how to price your work better, stop doing bids for free, and invest in yourself to increase your skills and shop infrastructure.     https://www.themakersquest.com/

Friday Jan 21, 2022

Welcome to the Maker's Quest Podcast.  This is our first episode, so please join us to find out more about who we are, what we make, how we make, and our quest to make more.Please visit our blog for the Show Notes How We Became Makers - EP1Website:  https://www.themakersquest.com/

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