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    Meds and Monsters Morphology's Avatar

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    Any Makers here?

    Are you a maker? Do you enjoy repairing things yourself, working on artisan crafts, tinkering with things, or just using junk that you have sitting around the house to make something? If so, what do you like to make, and do you have any projects you are currently working on?

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    I first became interested in making things, specifically animatronics, costumes, and special effects a few years ago after attending a Maker's Faire in Kansas City. I know how to do molding and casting, basic construction, and some other basic animatronics skills, and hopefully in the future I can start learning programming for stuff like lights and sound. Recently I made a pair of insect monster gloves for a costume, and I'm currently using silicone casting to create a mask and coverings for a pair of robotic wings my friend Jordie made.

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    My boyfriend is into mopeds, and previously paintball guns (he called himself an Airsmith). I'm a maker in the sense that I have done embroidery and scrimshaw, create websites, and have a degree in Carpentry/cabinetmaking. Sadly I am not very technically minded so I'm not sure I could ever become a mechanical-style Maker, though I do have wide interests in many things.

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    I make love. Does that count?
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    I think the idea of the thread was related to the maker's fair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aleu View Post
    I make love. Does that count?
    Does it result in handicrafts appearing the next morning? XD

    Budgie: I've always wanted to learn some carpentry; my main talent pool is in drawing, sculpting and casting, and as a result I'm not that accustomed to straight lines. I'd also like to learn embroidery as well; I dabbled in it back when I was a kid but haven't done much since then.

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    i make cosplay stuff does that count
    and its not just say clothes or anythin its also horns wings etc

    though i have yet to actually make wings i do know how id go about it and all that

    ive also got plans that involve more technological stuff like making the wings actually move and i feel i can do it but i just havent got the cash for it

    i do enjoy tinkering w things though and seeing how they work
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    Quote Originally Posted by Morphology View Post
    Does it result in handicrafts appearing the next morning? XD

    Budgie: I've always wanted to learn some carpentry; my main talent pool is in drawing, sculpting and casting, and as a result I'm not that accustomed to straight lines. I'd also like to learn embroidery as well; I dabbled in it back when I was a kid but haven't done much since then.
    Ooh. Ooh ooh ooh. Carpentry is fun x3 Even if you do know theory though, it's a very expensive hobby to get started on, especially if you want to do anything like CNC. I had a nearly complete shop with secondhand tools while I was in college, but I had to move into an apartment and it's kind of hard to have even a small shop in a basement. I still have them of course, i just can't set them up (mostly due to electrical concerns). I'm actually really interested in finding a makerspace where I might be able to get time on some machines. One exists a few towns over but I think they're a work in progress so it may be a ways off.

    As for embroidery, I hope you like callouses and spending hours on a 3" hoop ;D I once did a cross stitched sprite, probably about 30x50, and it ended up taking 14 hours to complete. I've got one WIP that measures about 50x100 and I've spent at least 4 DAYS of solid work on it. That's not to say I didn't enjoy it, it's just that it can be frustrating to be working on a project for months and feel like it will never, ever see completion.

    Since it's not really relevant to this topic, if you wanna talk about picking embroidery up, PM or IM me. I might be able to point you in the right direction or at least be supportive

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    Hmmmm.. a maker... I'm a dabbler for sure!
    I've made stuff ranging from feather jewelry, to hand sewn pouches for utility and for my sugar gliders and marker rolls (though the marker roll was in the end sewn with a machine >_>), handmade dreamcatchers, customizing shelves, wood working and metal working (haven't done anything serious with it since high school though :C ), and my latest ventures - custom vivariums carved out of foam, sealed and painted for my geckos. The current one is going to be themed like a celtic ruin for one of my tanks, but it hasn't gone far yet until I can get the second tank propped up on the shelves I'm repainting to match my room >_> I've also tried my hand in minor resin casting, but I really really REALLY want to look and dive into doll making both BJD and soft poseables with the sculpted parts and plush/fur bodies >_< I just don't know how to really begin since I don't quite have the skill to properly resin cast for mass production and I'm an active learner at best, it's hard for me to approach a doll maker and ask to study a little under them to figure out the basics and take off from there on my own route - I'm respectful like that in I won't intentionally ever duplicate someone's style down to their production methods an claim it as my own invention.
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    I'm not too sure if this really counts, but I like to sculpt and throw pottery when I can. Haven't done that in well over a year and I'd really like to at least sculpt again real soon. Will have to look into some polymer clay for that as I don't have a kiln or anything.

 

 

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