June 19th, 2018 | 1 hr 10 mins
acrylic, aliexpress, art, attiny85, autodesk, bobby duke arts, buddhism, catholicism, challenge, chicago, circuit diagrams, cool tools podcast, creativity, eagle, electronics, framing, gothic architecture, izzy swan, jimmy diresta, los angeles, making, podcast, ray wylie hubbard, reclaimed audio, religion, seeedstudios, shaper origin, tablesaw, thumbs, todbot, woodworking
Andy Birkey is our guest this week! Central Illinois in tha house! We learn a lot from Andy about gothic woodworking, church furniture design and working with clients. We also hear from Andy about buddhism and working to get rid of anger.
Thanks to Nik Kantar for giving us our listener-contributed challenge! Rob goes for a semi-murdered-out... something... and then gets in a pickle. Andy shines some light on Opposable Thumbs. We're dying to know the tales Andy's compound miter saw could tell... Taylor let's the Eaaaagle's sooooooar.... Like they've never soared... before.... from rocky coast...
We also couldn't help but ask Andy about his experiences with the Shaper Origin handheld CNC router.
You can check out our projects at http://projects.opposablepodcast.com
Props to Nik, Walter, Federico, Kelly, Luke, Mike and Tim! They're our top Patreon supporters! Join 'em at: https://www.patreon.com/opposablethumbs
July 3rd, 2017 | 1 hr 15 mins
"ice cube" relays, acrylic, ants, bespoke, breaker, bubbles, cnc, dog bowls, ice picks, jigs, laser cutters, modernist, rusty cans, shop vac, terrariums, toaster ovens, vacuum tube
Matthew Steinke is our guest this week! Austin, Texas in tha house! Jigs is our topic! We cipher on Matt's forays into robotic music making, radio transmissions, terrariums, art objects and weird retail experiences.
Taylor synthesizes CNC prototyping, mold-making, felting and leather-working to create something even cooler than a bespoke modernist CNC dog bowl. And you thought it wasn't possible! Matt wields shop vac, laser cutter and toaster oven while chasing the allure of bubbles, "ice cube" relays, and vacuum tubes. Rob just might have a way to conquer his giant pile of rusty cans ... ... ... or he will get tetanus and be in a lot of pain. Taylor busts out an amazing Frieza impression. "This isn't even my final form!"
Share an episode and we'll send you a sticker! Just let us know how you shared an episode of the podcast and send your address to us at email@example.com
A big shoutout to Nik, our top Patreon patron! Thank you Nik! Nik, Kelly and Luke are like... like... Charlie's Angels but with additional cool psychic powers and breakdancing prowess!