Meet The Maker – #backsurgeryboredom

In regards to Meet The Maker, I have a couple of brief announcements.

  1. I apologize for the delay.  Hurricane Irma granted us a few house guests and then she hit us…like a downgraded hurricane a day or two later.
  2. We are changing things up a little….Meet The Maker will now be dropping on Sunday afternoons instead of Wednesdays.
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What is a “Lollygag”?

Growing up you were always told “Never talk to Stranger”. As time went by you would hear stories of people meeting others on the internet and then never hearing from them again. Now we use an app to get a stranger to come pick us up and take us somewhere.

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Are Your Tools Holding You Back?

Maybe, but not how you think.

Maple and walnut cutting board made into a brick wall design.

It’s part of the human condition to never be satisfied.  The house could be bigger, the car nicer – you can pretty much name an item and we can come up with something about it that could be better.  Woodworkers and Makers of all types seem to have a mindset of “improvement,” and ingenuity is in our blood.  I bet most of us have a jig or a tool in our shop that we modified to fit our needs.

This natural industriousness is part of who we are as a community.  It’s the source of tons of YouTube videos and is a contributing reason why some YouTubers are more successful than others.  Personally, I’m drawn to YouTubers who are either great teachers or those who come up with new ideas.  New methods, new materials, new jigs, tool modifications – all these things are the result of some innate drive within us to constantly improve.

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Meet The Maker – #duhjigsaw

Welcome to the third installment of Meet The Maker.  This weeks feature is on my good buddy from up in Greensboro, NC, Maggie Murray.  Maggie runs her business Diversified Designs NC.  Working out of her garage in a 10×8 space that’s expandable when needed,  she is churning out some of the best rustic and reclaimed work in the South.

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Meet The Maker – #shouldhavemeasuredthatdoorway

Welcome everyone to the second installment of “Meet the Maker”.  This weeks featured maker is none other than David Molina.  David is originally from New York but has called Hiram, Georgia home for the past 12 years.  David’s shop is a 10X20 building with a 7×10 workable floor space.  His day job is in plumbing and he has over 30 years experience in the trade.

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Meet The Maker #1

First and foremost, welcome to the newest addition to the Southern Woodworkers ever growing realm of awesomeness.  The Meet The Maker feature will be a new weekly feature here in Southern Woodworkers. Each week we will be featuring a member of the community who has exemplified the meaning of being a true maker and deserves some recognition.

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