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.
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December 22nd, 2017 | 1 hr 7 mins
art, balloons, books, cosmology, detroit, illustration, inception, photogrammetry, photography, plywood, podcast, projectors, routing, synesthesia, the body, the self, video
Chris Reilly is our guest this week! Detroit in tha house!!!! DEEEE---TROIT!
We talk about the body, synesthesia, photogrammetry the difficulty of trying to re-invent our creative practice while also trying to reinvent ourselves. The hope is that both issues will sort of just fix the other. SPOILER ALERT: It doesn't really work, but it kind of works, or at least helps. And gentrification comes up. Gentrification always comes up... Welcome to late capitalism!
Speaking of gentrification, Rob uses an LCD projector as an old school opaque projector and also tries to upcycle your inbox.. so boojie. Chris sets his worries aloft. Will he go full Hindenburg or ride a unicorn off into space? Taylor goes full podcast inception. Stay tuned to see if the universe collapses in on itself!
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Thanks to Nik, Adam, Luke and Kelly (http://kellymariemartin.com)! They're our top Patreon supporters! And props to Mike and Jen as well! Ya'll are great too! Join 'em at: https://www.patreon.com/opposablethumbs