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
April 23rd, 2018 | 1 hr 14 mins
dovetails, electricity, flask, google, joinery, making, raspberry pi, sewing, totebags, walnut, woodworking
Tim Sway is our guest this week! Connecticut in tha house!
We get the juicy details from Tim about how he ended up making "The SqWAYre," his super cool measuring and marking tool. We also talk about the mighty power of high school art teachers (Thank you art teachers!).
It took Rob only four months to go from swearing he would never do something to doing it twice in one week. Don't look to Rob for guidance about self-control.
Tim lets fly but in a peaceful way. Except for those birds he's flipping. Those are pretty angsty.
Taylor dives into the Internet of Energy Wasting Things.
This is our 30th episode! Every 10 episodes we invite all of our previous guests to call in and let us know what they're up to so we're excited to share some of those with you! So be listening for those around the 55 minute mark.
January 2nd, 2018 | 46 mins 45 secs
carpentry, carving, collaborating, creativity, learning, materials, resolutions, sewage, staying motivated, success, teaching, woodworking
We have no guest and no challenge this episode! We just wanted to say Happy New Year!
We discuss the visibility of success and the invisibility of the work it takes to succeed. It also is so hard to measure the work it takes to do something when we only see the end result.
Rob is trying to find ways to make other peoples work more motivating. He's also trying to be mindful of creativity when buying deodorant.
Taylor is working to stay productive day-to-day and also strategizing to keep his work collaborative and grow those opportunities. He's also gaining first hand experience with Chicago's sewage infrastructures.
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