#ShopLocal | Holiday 2015 Review

This holiday season, I gave myself a challenge to #shoplocal, and buy from more local makers, as well as make some of my holiday gifts. This wasn’t too difficult of a feat, as I frequent quite a few local markets and have Etsy as one of my go-to sites for online shopping. I love purchasing Read More …

Tips from an old carpenter

My grandfather was an amazing man.  He would make you laugh when you were in the worst mood, then turn around and cuss at you all in the same breath.  He worked as a carpenter his entire life and he always had a wealth of knowledge to share.  That knowledge transfer would usually start by Read More …

Free 3D modeling software for 3D printers

Our two favorites would have to be GoogleSketchUp and OpenSCAD.   OpenSCAD is completely free and has a solid base in CAD modeling.  OpenSCAD is a bit more complicated than Google SketchUp, when it comes to a learning curve, but you can do some amazing things once you learn how to use it correctly.  In addition you’ll gain a Read More …

Knowledge is Power – Francis Bacon

We’ve all heard the phrase quoted, “Knowledge is Power” but in my opinion it’s a bit misleading.  Knowledge is amazing!  Learning is what drives us to become who we are and what we want to be.  Prior to these last two decades however, an individual had to have a formal education in order to gain what Read More …

The Endless Possibilities of 3D Printing

Doctors, makers, and inventors are using 3D printing in some creative ways to do some amazing things. The versatility of 3D printing coupled with a good imagination is all you really need. You could go out, show a group of people how to use a 3D printer, and each one of them would think up Read More …