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A podcast about making, creativity and why we do what we do as makers and creatives. Every Wednesday morning, we bring you discussions and guests from the world of making and creativity and we even discuss ways to help improve your making and creative business and build your brand.

We are your one-stop shop for all things making and creativity. Join us and find out why we do what we do!

Because We Make Vincent Ferrari & Ethan Carter

    • Arts
    • 4.8 • 37 Ratings

A podcast about making, creativity and why we do what we do as makers and creatives. Every Wednesday morning, we bring you discussions and guests from the world of making and creativity and we even discuss ways to help improve your making and creative business and build your brand.

We are your one-stop shop for all things making and creativity. Join us and find out why we do what we do!

    Episode 115: Ben Niemann Makes for Life

    Episode 115: Ben Niemann Makes for Life

    A true craftsman with a strong understanding of what it means to be part of a community, Ben Niemann is one of the good guys. In this episode we talk about so much including staying motivated, motivating others, and what keeps us going in the shop. We also talk about the importance of recognition and even an insane update on Vincent's Thing of the Week from last week. Enjoy the episode!

    Ben's Things of the Week:

    Phrozen Sonic Mega 8k (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p6wljI-6EzI)

    The Marvel Cinematic Universe (Do you really need a link for that?)

    Ethan's Thing of the Week:

    DJI Osmo Pocket: (https://www.dji.com/osmo-pocket)

    Vincent's Things of the Week:

    Project Farm: (https://www.youtube.com/c/ProjectFarm)

    Ridgid EZ Change Faucet Tool: (https://www.ridgid.com/us/en/ez-change-faucet-tool)

    Where to find Ben online: https://linktr.ee/makeforlife

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    • 1 hr 58 min
    Episode 114: Chess For Charity

    Episode 114: Chess For Charity

    This week Ethan and Vincent talk to the mastermind behind the Maker Chess Set project, Emmett Newsome, a collaboration between makers to produce a chess set to raffle for Proud Haven, a charity that helps LGBT youths. Enjoy the conversation and, if you have a moment, please check out Emmett's Instagram, YouTube, and Linktree and buy a few tickets for this amazing set!

    Emmett's Things of the Week: Makers on Zoom Having Coffee & Contributors to the Maker Chess Set

    Ethan's Things of the Week: HAPPY BIRTHDAY Justin Mabie (https://www.callmemabie.com/) and Veritasium on Clickbait (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2xHZPH5Sng)

    Vincent's Thing of the Week: Ten Hundred's Vivid Kingdoms (https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/tenhundred/vivid-kingdoms-playing-cards)

    Emmet's Links:

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deadrisewoodcrafts/?hl=en

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0mj-XCJe_Vjve150D7HCrA

    Linktree: https://linktr.ee/Deadrisewoodcrafts

    Maker Chess Set Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Iz1mMEDgKA&list=PLn3hdsVD-yJxAnv0IXgh_fwxg6KCbdewB

    • 1 hr 42 min
    Episode 113: Housekeeping!

    Episode 113: Housekeeping!

    Ethan and Vincent do some housekeeping, talk about reviews, plans for future stuff for backers on BMAC and the merch we've been promising, and other fun stuff. No guest, just us, still fun!

    Ethan's Things of the Week:

    Gunflint Designs' Snake Box (https://www.gunflintdesigns.com/product-page/snakebox)

    Michael Alm and Jason Hibbs Build a Boat: 

    Michael Alm Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=17tKDCDIqQ8

    Michael Alm Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A8vbR1Uz-Qw

    Jason Hibbs Part 1: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qL42mx58ISM

    Jason Hibbs Part 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YDi3bqI4pY

    Vincent's Thing of the Week:

    El Gato Facecam: https://www.elgato.com/en/facecam

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    • 1 hr 25 min
    Episode 112: Shane and the Five Metrics

    Episode 112: Shane and the Five Metrics

    Welcome to Episode 112! Shane Conlan, aka Uncle Knackers from DIY for Knuckleheads joins us from Australia! We talked about a wide range of things from how he learned what he knows to YouTube burnout, to cooking in the shop and even his uncanny resemblance to Jurgen Klopp and the hilarity that ensued when Liverpool visited Sydney! Enjoy the episode!

    Shane's Thing of the Week: Chad & Steve Have a Podcast (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/chad-and-steve-have-a-podcast/id1535077104)

    Ethan's Thing of the Week: Grant Alexander's DIY Ladder Toss with Maker Pipe (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Y4-9aznAWY)

    Vincent's Thing of the Week: Quake Remastered (https://store.steampowered.com/app/2310/QUAKE/)

    Where to find Shane Online:

    Website: DIY for Knuckleheads (https://diyforknuckleheads.com/)

    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/shaneconlan1

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/diy_for_knuckleheads/?hl=en

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    • 1 hr 38 min
    Episode 111: Internet Music Legend Kevin MacLeod

    Episode 111: Internet Music Legend Kevin MacLeod

    PRODUCTION NOTE: Vincent's audio, after a week of computer drama, was his webcam (accidentally) so the quality is not up to snuff but the conversation is fun and interesting anyway so please have patience and thanks for your continued support!


    Welcome to episode 111! This week Dave Szweduik fills in for Ethan and joins Vincent to talk to internet music legend Kevin MacLeod, the internet legend whose work literally precedes him! We talk about learning music, how art works, and a bunch of other stuff. Don't miss this convo with someone who probably has had a big impact on you if you're a content creator!

    Kevin's Thing of the Week: Logic Pro (https://www.apple.com/logic-pro/)

    Dave's Thing of the Week: In Strange Woods (https://www.atypicalartists.co/instrangewoods)

    Vincent's Things of the Week: The Bubbly Homemaker's Bows (https://www.instagram.com/p/CSDYzIuDwXI/) and Ten Hundred's Art Collab (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rCpScnyLOh8)



    Where to find Kevin online:

    Website: Incompetech.com (https://incompetech.com/)



    Where to find Dave online:

    Website: https://aicpod.com/

    Twitter: https://twitter.com/aicstories

    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aicstories/

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aicstories

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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Episode 110: Steve McDonald Gets Crafty

    Episode 110: Steve McDonald Gets Crafty

    When it comes to arts and crafts on YouTube, Steve McDonald is a name you need to know. After leaving his career as a professor, he's now teaching everyone how to be just a little craftier in their life, and how to turn that into a functional business as well! Enjoy the episode!

    Steve's Thing of the Week: Steve's Coloring Books (https://stevemcdonaldcrafts.com/shop)

    Ethan's Things of the Week: FirmGrip Dura-Knit Gloves (https://firmgrip.com/product/dura-knit/) and Morley Teaches 3D Stamp Making (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lcj00De1Gso)

    Vincent's Thing of the Week: Vexx (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6FrNJRbr-32LUTmYw1nHFw)

    Where to find Steve online:

    YouTube (Main Channel): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC2EHd4fvq9t8WrKPgqhoYIQ

    YouTube (Secondary Channel): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPB8-P_TzTUcdL26B1deMpw

    Website: https://stevemcdonaldcrafts.com/

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    • 1 hr 31 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

SeelLeatherworks ,

A show for every kind of maker

Vincent and Ethan are easy to listen to, and have excellent guests on this podcast. I’ve been a lifelong maker, and I still learn something new with each episode. The sound quality is great, while not having that overly-polished fake feel to it. This show is really something special because it motivates you to keep making, while never trying to be “motivational”. I always look forward to the next episode, these guys really make a positive impact in the community.

MaddK68 ,

Must listen for artists and maker’s

These guys have a show that is so entertaining I can’t stop listening! Full of good info, tips and riveting conversations with their guests
Talent attracts talent and these two guys have it in spades. I never miss an episode.

Bortttt ,

Fun and helpful listen!

I heard about this through RLL Woodworks and really enjoyed it. It’s great to hear you talk about something you are clearly passionate about it some great tips along the way. Thank you!

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