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The Makery Network
Geoff Feder a N.Y based knifemaker and sculptor talks about the trials and tribulations of doing what you love.
THE BLACK FRIDAY SPECIAL
Jonathan Porter & Ben Snure Join the podcast to tell Cowboy stories and and horse around. This Black Friday Special has been in the works for months and we prevailed against technical issues and rescheduling to bring you Ben Snure and Jonathan Porter! Both working Cowboys who two told stories about all the real things that Cowboys do. I sat back and asked normal questions a city person would ask clearly. Fun stories, and emotion revolving around the love and care for animals. Find out how Ben deals with naked trespassers, Jonathan deals with beer laden burros and the ins and outs of rodeos. I finally picked a winner for the Isotunes ear protection and we had an overall great time. Follow Jonathan Porter of Doghouse Forge on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/doghouseforge/ Buy knives from Doghouse Forge here: https://www.doghouseforge.com/ Follow Ben Snure on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bensnure/ Buy Ben's hammers here https://www.well-shod.com/products/snure-rounding-hammers-6231.html Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 27
1 hr 59 min
Montauk's Finest: Leah Aripotch
Leah Aripotch: Mother of Monsters brings the heat and complexity to a complicated world.  Leah Aripotch is an extraordinarily talented Sculptor. Her detailed work in steel allows the viewer to shed the shackles of the craft and dive head first into the narrative. Her hyper-realistic depiction of the nature being punished by humanity begs the question: 'who is the real monster'. This was a fun episode where we covered the despicable art world, labor intensity, and growing up on the weird peninsula of Montauk, Long Island also known as "The End". Follow Leah on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/leaharipotch/ and her website: https://www.leaharipotch.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 20
1 hr 57 min
Rise of the New Golden Kalani
Andreas Kalani has had a harrowing voyage to be such a positive spirit in the knife making community.  Born in Tehan after The Iranian Revolution, Andreas Kalani made his way to The United States to become an extraordinary Knife Maker, Artist and American Citizen. This episode covers a lot of ground including the Golden Kalani, and fleshes out my good friend who never gives up and has one of the most positive spirits in the knife making community. follow Andreas on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/andreaskalani/ and visit his website: https://www.andreaskalani.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 13
1 hr 42 min
Don Nguyen the Underdog
Don Nguyen is one of the most well regarded knife makers in the United States. The lines, style and execution defines Don's very recognizable work. We talk about his love of car design and his time in Engineering school on a formula 1 student race club where he became the project manager for the team. How did his time there inform his current direction and methodology to become a knife maker to grace the cover of industry magazines? We cover his love of food, his Jaguar heap and scurry through the murky world of Piranha ramen. Follow Don on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/donnguyenknives/ Check out his website with links to all the articles he's been featured in: https://www.donnguyenknives.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Nov 6
1 hr 58 min
The Return of the Downward Spiral Podcast with Niko Tavernise!
Set Photographer to the Stars and my old podcast partner arrives to bring me to tears and set me straight! Niko Tavernise is the Hollywood Set Photographer who has taken the still shots on films like: Joker, the John Wick movies, Spiderman 2, The Irishman, The Post, Moonrise K ingdom and Black Swan to name a few. Before his rocket ship career took off he and I had a dopey podcast about 10 years ago called "The Downward Spiral", where we would show up to each others backyards with beer, talk about what's going on and then investigate weird news stories on the internet. As the intro said "We start off strong, then its downhill all the way". This episode after a 5 year hiatus is the best DSP by a mile. Age has mellowed us and some of the stories we talked about brought me to tears of laughter. Niko is one of the most fascinating people I know and is one of my greatest friends. He has an open invite to "cast" as he used to say and I can't wait till he comes back. Go follow Niko on Instagram for one of the best pages with all the iconic pics you've already seen: https://www.instagram.com/nikotavernise/ Niko's IMDB https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0851734/?ref_=nv_sr_srsg_0 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 30
1 hr 37 min
Tyler Bell might be the Chosen one
Tyler Bell is a unique young man who works for an Aerospace company as a problem solver-and in his spare time is a Youtuber where his focus is split between trying to solve a problem of a direct nature, like how to put toothpaste back in a tube, and designing furniture. His enthusiasm is infectious and his methods are approachable. Based on the materials & techniques he uses you can see he's learned a few tricks working on Airplanes. Great guy fun conversation. I hope his parents let him have a forge and anvil for the family Garage. If you want me to talk to them or use me as recommendation you have my number. Follow Tyler on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tylerbellmakes/?hl=en Subscribe to his Youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCL0FT83RjTWCmc6n9lLojmQ Follow his Cousin Tanner on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/not_an_average_gtr/?hl=en Subscribe to Tanner on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/TannerArbuthnot Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 23
1 hr 47 min
Let’s hope for a slick recovery
In this episode, I’m all alone after losing John & Cliff’s audio! I recount the funny crazed cook-off with one of the best chef’s in America: Charlie Palmer! Plus my self-sabotage and wriggling out of humiliation when real perspective hits. Don’t worry- I know what I’m doing.  I’m also doing a giveaway with this week’s sponsor Isotunes! Listen to the episode for details!  Follow: @chefcharliepalmer on Instagram  @isotunes on Instagram   @thefullblastpodcast on Instagram Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 16
2 hr 5 min
BILTSHARP!!!!
Adam Balkovic has had a life of self-determination. One foot in front of the other, Adam made choices that led him to be the Owner & Head Knifemaker at BiltSharp MFG with his Awesome wife Jackie. He is one of the most talented people in Knifemaking whose knives combine elegance of form, contrast of color and excellence of execution. It wasn't easy in the beginning....just ask Sister Edward Marie.....that was a spicy meatball. Follow Biltsharp on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/biltsharp/ Go to their website and sign up for their newsletter (there are a couple of knives up for sale too): https://biltsharp.com/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 9
1 hr 53 min
The Perseverance of Alex Pole
The early days leading up to Alex Pole being one of the United Kingdom's premier blacksmiths was turbulent to say the least. From a child watching his mother make jewelry in the kitchen, to traveling the world as blacksmith and metalworker, Alex packed in a life or two. Now he runs a successful forge specializing in Kitchen utensils, classes and sometimes an Axe or 2. I had a great time listening to his adventures, making some connections, and hearing his Eureka moment. Theres an exclusive announcement Alex reveals at the end too! Go follow Alex Pole on instagram at @alexpoleironwork https://www.instagram.com/alexpoleironwork/ go to his website and sign up for the newsletter, and purchase his beautiful work https://www.alexpoleironwork.com/ You can also get his work at Eating Tools (@eatingtools on Instagram) https://www.instagram.com/eatingtools/ https://www.eatingtools.com/52-hand-picked-tools Follow his team: Steve House- @Moonshinemetalwork on instagram https://www.instagram.com/moonshinemetalworks/ Joe Garnett- @Joegarnett_Blacksmith on instagram https://www.instagram.com/joegarnett_blacksmith/ Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Oct 2
2 hr 2 min
The Intrepid Brett Mcafee
Brett Mcafee (@skullandspade13 on instagram) has had an adventurous life so far. From his upbringing in Kansas to his first circle of Hell in Las Vegas and on to a 4 month circle of Hell filming a reality show traveling through the southern hemisphere- Brett has made it through with plenty of more circles of Hell to go! He embodies an adventurous hero joining crews, seeing the world and giving it his best. I very much enjoyed hearing his wild stories and most of them made me nervous while I listened. Follow Brett on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/skullandspade13/?hl=en on Youtube Subscribe to his youtube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCPqU-cg2Ko_Q1Q0SamoZt4w listen to him on the great podcast "Fools with Tools" https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/fools-with-tools-podcast/id1266866106 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Sep 25
2 hr 1 min
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