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March 27, 2020
This week we are chatting with Ben Myers. Ben runs a hobby wood shop with a heavy emphasis on robots. We get into our common love for all things CNC, 3D Printing and Lasers.
March 20, 2020
This week we are chatting with Mike Clifford the Modustrial Maker. We get into some of his recent experiments with Hydro dipping, Lego guitar building and what it's like to build out a brand new shop!
March 13, 2020
This week we are chatting with the one and only Jimmy Diresta. We dive into the world of working with sponsors and how it has evolved over the last decade. Plus Jimmy’s current multiple shops set up and answers your questions!
March 6, 2020
This week we bring back the most popular episode of all time, my interview with the one and only Chris Schwarz. We chat with fine furniture making, the book publishing and magazine business plus why traditional workbenches are way better than anything that is made today.
February 28, 2020
This week we are chatting with Jonathan Odom, aka Jon-a-Tron. We get into Jonathan’s current work as the community manager for the 3D modeling software Fusion 360. Plus why he works in one of the coolest shops in the world, Autodesk’s Pier 9 in San Fransisco.
February 20, 2020
This week we chat with JT the owner and creator of DFM Toolworks. We get into what it takes to start a tool company from scratch, strategies for developing prototypes for cheap, marketing and selling through channels like Amazon.
February 14, 2020
We chat Walker McKeag the marketing manager at Full Spectrum Laser. We get into how he got into the world of laser cutters and laser engravers, some of his favorite projects as well as making a laser bandsaw with Jimmy Diresta!
February 7, 2020
This week we are chatting with Adam Beasley about creating Lazy Guy DIY. We really get into the business side of running a blog, working with companies and how to grow online.
February 1, 2020
This week we are chatting with Justin Woodworks of Justin Woodworks. We get into how he built up his woodworking shop and what it takes to build for both yourself and clients in addition to a full-time job.
January 17, 2020
This week we chat with Adam Kruetinger about all things puppets. We get into Adam's theater background and what it takes to make your own puppet with minimal tools at home.
January 10, 2020
This week is a solo episode. I dive into what worked and what didn't for me in 2019 and where the Make or Break Shop is heading in 2020.
December 19, 2019
This week we chat with Tyler Bell. Tyler has been making some awesome builds on Youtube including a pneumatic bottle opener and a machine that literally knocks it out of the park every time.
December 13, 2019
This week we chat with Rob Chesney from Further Fabrication. We get into Rob's work as a model maker at Weta Workshop working on films like Blade Runner 2049. Plus how he built a large laser cutter in his garage from scratch.
December 7, 2019
This week we chat with Matt Schwartz who builds top fuel dragsters for his day job and Mandalorian armor on the side.
November 22, 2019
This week we chat with Laney from Pine and Birch. Laney runs a successful sign business and we get into what it takes to sell products on Etsy in 2019 as well as vinyl machines, CNC's and plasma cutters. Full show notes: www.makeorbreakshop.com/podcast/pine-and-birch
November 14, 2019
This week we chat with Alex Fang from Bevelish Creations. We get into his journey as a woodworker, adventures, and mishaps with CNC's and balancing a full-time job, growing side hustle and a newborn baby.
November 8, 2019
This week we chat with Michael Cheich the creator of the Programming Electronics Academy. We get into Michael's background as a welder and pilot in the military and how his love for electronics and microcontrollers grew into an entire educational business.
October 31, 2019
This week we chat with husband and wife team Jennie and Davis all about what it takes to find clients and set up a custom furniture business.
October 17, 2019
This week we chat with Craig Cowan from Barefoot Forge. We get into how he has built a business around custom forged Damascus steel wedding rings. Plus his adventures sailing above sharks and making sharks teeth.
October 11, 2019
This week we chat with Shaun Boyd of Shaun Boyd Made This. Shaun is an amazing modern furniture maker who has made the transition from client work to content creator. We get into finding clients, approaches to design and his process for making templates!
October 4, 2019
This week we chat with Jonathan Katz Moses about his No Deflection Stop Block and the big business changes he has made over the last year.
September 20, 2019
This week we chat with Michael Alm. Michaels creates beautifly intricate sculptures from wood carvings and hundreds of vaneers. Plus he has been making some insane patterns with just plywood.
September 11, 2019
This week we chat with John Edgar Park. John has worked as an animator and Imagineer for Disney and currently produces amazing electronic tutorials at Adafruit. We get into his background and some easy ways on how you can incorporate electronics in your projects.
September 3, 2019
This week we chat with woodworker Blake Weber. We get into building boats, building shops and how a CNC plays into fine woodworking projects.
August 25, 2019
This week we chat with special effects artists and creature creator Jasper Anderson. We get into what it takes to build props to Marvel, Jim Henson and how to deck out your yard for Halloween.
August 25, 2019
This week we chat with special effects artists and creature creator Jasper Anderson. We get into what it takes to build props to Marvel, Jim Henson and how to deck out your yard for Halloween.
August 15, 2019
This week we chat with Gareth Branwyn. Gareth grew up in the days of Cyberpunk and has been covering the world of making for decades. We get into his work with Wired, Boing Boing and Make Magazine!
August 15, 2019
This week we chat with Gareth Branwyn. Gareth grew up in the days of Cyberpunk and has been covering the world of making for decades. We get into his work with Wired, Boing Boing and Make Magazine!
August 1, 2019
We chat with Tom Spina from Tom Spina Designs and Regal Robot. We get into his movie prop restoration business and building high-end Star Wars-inspired furniture.
July 18, 2019
This week we chat with Dom Ricobenne about his incredible highly detailed 3D carved topographical maps. Plus some side tracks into the world of making content for Instagram!
July 18, 2019
This week we chat with Dom Ricobenne about his incredible highly detailed 3D carved topographical maps. Plus some side tracks into the world of making content for Instagram!
July 11, 2019
This week we chat with Jen Schachter about her work on massive collaborative projects with Adam Savage including Project Egress for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing!
July 11, 2019
This week we chat with Jen Schachter about her work on massive collaborative projects with Adam Savage including Project Egress for the 50th anniversary of the moon landing!
July 4, 2019
This week we chat with Eric Jones about all things prop making. We get into how he worked with Marvel to create an amazing replica helmet of the Wasp from Ant-Man!
June 27, 2019
This week we chat with Jason Hibbs of Bourbon Moth Woodworking Co. Find out how Jason and his wife have built two successful business with a combination of digital tools and quality craftsmanship.
June 20, 2019
This week we chat with Daniel Jansson from Switch and Lever. We get into his background in interaction design and how he is combining skills for a huge array of disciplines into his projects.
June 13, 2019
This week we chat with Keth Pride about the intersection of walnut, stained glass and Star Wars.
June 6, 2019
This week we chat with Joe Barnard from BPS.Space about model rockets with high tech components that even Elon Musk is impressed by.
May 30, 2019
This week we chat with woodworker and woodturner Rex Krueger. We get into Rex’s journey from the world of Academia to pro woodworking shops to running his own business and how he supports it all with lots of income streams.
May 23, 2019
This week we chat with artist and craftsmen Uri Tuchman. We get into how Uri is combining his fine art background with practical entering skills to create finished pieces full of whimsy.
May 16, 2019
This week we chat with Tommy Matthews from Crooked River Forge. Tommy went from brand new bladesmith to a successful knifemaking business and winner of History Channels forged in Fire in just a few short years!
May 16, 2019
This week we chat with Tommy Matthews from Crooked River Forge. Tommy went from brand new bladesmith to a successful knifemaking business and winner of History Channels forged in Fire in just a few short years!
May 9, 2019
This week we chat with Jonny Builds. We get into his quick rise on YouTube through some stunning builds including a custom axe with a scorpion in the handle that has gotten over 7 million views!
May 2, 2019
This week we chat with Brian Thompson about how he is turning his entire basement into a Star Wars themed spaceship called The Smugglers Room.
April 25, 2019
This week we chat with Lutherie Austin Papp. We get into what it takes to build a guitar for scratch and the influence of modern technology on an old school craft.
April 18, 2019
This week we chat with journalist and maker Donald Bell. Donald has covered the maker world through his work at CNET, Make Magazine, Adafruit, Kevin Kelly’s Cool Tools and his own weekly update show called The Maker Update. We get into how the Make movement has changed over the years and where he sees it going in the future.
April 12, 2019
This week we chat with Luke Wilson the owner of TBD CNC. We get into what it takes to custom your CNC and how Luke how built a business around it. SPONSORED I recently launched my store with its first set of plans a hard wood crib. Save 25% with promo code: MOB https://store.makeorbreakshop.com
April 5, 2019
This week we chat with woodworker and inventor Andy Klein. We get into his recent twin screw vise Kickstarter as well as his new jig to create pencils with a hand plane.
March 28, 2019
This week we chat with Bre Pettis the Co Founder of the 3D printer company Makerbot and is currently developing PCB milling machines with Bantam Tools. We get into Bre’s background as one of the original online makers and how his relationship with the maker movement has evolved over the years.
March 21, 2019
This week we chat with Michael Maximo a pro furniture designer about the intersection of old school tools and new school technology.
March 7, 2019
This week we chat with Craig Coffey the director of Marketing Communications at Lincoln Electric. We get into how Lincoln is bringing the metal world to the DIY space.
February 28, 2019
This week we chat with Eric from Handtool Rescue. Find out what it takes to breathe new life into old tools and to bring half a million people along for the ride.
February 21, 2019
This week we chat with Caleb Harris from You Can Make This Too. We get into how Caleb’s background in the military and law school set him up for success in the DIY Content Creation Space.
February 14, 2019
This week we chat with Dan Shapiro the CEO and founder of Glowforge. Find out how Dan’s background in software and crowdfunding led him to create one of the most wished for tools in anyone's shop...a Glowforge.
February 7, 2019
This week we find out how much improvement you can make in 30 day with Preston at Urban Shop Works.
January 31, 2019
This week we are reairing our interview with the one and only Jimmy Diresta from 2017. Due to some scheduling conflicts, we weren't able to get a new interview by release day but we will be back to our normal schedule next week!
January 25, 2019
This week we chat with Mikey the Maker a part-time woodworker who is getting full-time results. We get into how he has built his Instagram presence to nearly 80,000 in just 2 years and worked with companies like Woodpeckers and Workbench Con.
January 17, 2019
This week we chat with Dylan from Woodbrew. Find out how Dylan and Molly are building up a business on their terms that gives them the freedom to build and travel.
January 10, 2019
This week we chat with Anne Briggs whose range of skills and talents really do earn her the name Anne of All Trades.
January 3, 2019
This week we find out what happens when you take molten metal and spin it 100 RPMs with Timothy Dyck.
December 27, 2018
This week on the show we bring back the very first interviews on the show with Johnny Brooke from Crafted Workshop. We get into Johnny's background and his development as a woodworker and content creator!
December 20, 2018
I’m your host Brandon Cullum and this week we chat with knife maker Geoff Feder.  Learn how Geoff is bringing an artistic touch to his high-end knife business!
December 13, 2018
This week we chat with Josh Price from the PI Workshop and part of the team at I Like to Make Stuff. We get into his time in the military, traveling with his family in an RV and making for a career.
December 6, 2018
This week we chat with architect and woodworker Frank Howarth. From turning on the lathe to stop motion to CNC technology Frank has been raising the ball for everyone for over a decade.
November 29, 2018
This week we chat with Chris Zeppieri from Make Everything. Find out how Chris built his skills and his shop for cheap!
November 22, 2018
I’m your host Brandon Cullum and this week we chat with Keith Decent about making art, making audio and making a living.
November 15, 2018
This week we chat with furniture maker, author, publisher and educator Christopher Schwarz all about one if, if not THE most important part of your shop...the workbench.
November 9, 2018
This week we get into working with reclaimed materials and making custom guitars with Tim Sway.
November 1, 2018
This week we chat with Patrick Adair from Patrick Adair Designs. The only thing wilder than the materials he uses to create highly unique custom rings in the business he has built around it.
October 25, 2018
This week we chat with up and coming blacksmith Paul Pinto. Find out how Paul got started and what it’s like to build your own hydraulic press!
October 18, 2018
This week we chat with woodworker William Walker. Learn how William grew his shop and business through storytelling.
October 11, 2018
I’m your host Brandon Cullum and this week we chat with Kristin Stockdale one of the creators and organizers of Workbench Con. Find out what it takes to make a conference for makers, especially when its brand new!
October 4, 2018
I’m your host Brandon Cullum and this week we chat with Ben Paik from Woby Designs. Learn how Ben is making furniture and more out of recycled skateboards.
September 27, 2018
I’m your host Brandon Cullum and this week we chat with Glen Scott of DIY Creators. Learn how Glen has narrowed his focus to produce projects and content tailored for the beginner DIY audience.
September 20, 2018
This week we chat with Jason Hurst from Works By a Hurst. We dive into his Star Wars inspired metal sculptures and what it takes to fabricate in a 1 car garage.
September 13, 2018
This week we chat with maker extraordinaire Nick Ferry. Nick’s projects range from shop builds, woodworking, theater sets, metal and more. We get into his evolution as a maker and why he stopped and came back to publishing his projects on YouTube
September 6, 2018
This week we chat with Jared Kirby from Kirby Meets Audio. Find out what it takes to build your own speakers from scratch as well as a business around it.
August 30, 2018
This week we chat with wood and metal worker extraordinaire John Malecki. Coming from a career in the NFL, John knows what it takes to win and the work it takes to get there. We get the content and furniture business he has been building!
August 23, 2018
This week we chat with Khiem Nguyen, one of the contestants of NBC’s Making It. Find out what it’s like to share the screen with Nick Offerman and Amy Poehler as well as his background in furniture and fine woodworking!
August 16, 2018
This week we chat with Gordon Tarpley, one of the go-to guy’s in the prop building world for C3PO. We get into his journey and process in both 2D and 3D mediums!
August 8, 2018
This week we chat with the mad scientist himself Izzy Swan. We get into all the crazy things you can make on a table saw, drill powered dinosaurs and Izzy’s huge career making things for a living.
August 4, 2018
We have another showcase edition of the show for you. We chat with Noah Lorang about how he makes 3D topographical maps of the United States.
August 1, 2018
This week we chat with Nick Key from Key Woodworks. Find out how Nick is growing his side business through Instagram and how he balances it all with a full-time job.
July 26, 2018
We chat with Giaco Whatever about his recent Maker Knife Kickstater. It was fully funded in 2 hours and went on to earn $300,000+ We also get into his background, YouTube and what it's like to create physical products!
July 21, 2018
This week we chat with Winston Moy. We dive deep into the world of CNC and how he has progressed from 2D carving to full 5-Axis work machining!
July 18, 2018
This week we bring James Wright from Wood By Wright back on the show. He recently conducted over 1200 adhesive tests to settle the debate on which glue you should use.
July 11, 2018
This week we chat with Igor Vichikov the creator behind Inspire to Make on how to grow a making business even if your shop is tiny.
July 7, 2018
This week we dive into one of the most hotly debated topics in all of woodworking. Which glue is better? Titebond I, II, or III?
July 5, 2018
This week we chat with Joey Fameli, the senior video producer for Tested. We get into his workflows, gear and philosophy for capturing everything from One Day Builds with Adam Savage to expeditions in the artic with astronaut Chris Hadfield.
June 28, 2018
This week we chat with Zach Kaplan the founder and CEO of Inventables. A maker for his whole life, he is on a mission to ignite digital manufacturing worldwide and provide everyone with a way to get started. We get into Zach's background and the history and future of Easel, Carvey and the X-Carve!
June 23, 2018
On a special showcase edition of the show we chat Patrick Stefanski (aka PatchBOTS) about his Alexa controlled, 3D printed L3-37 droid from Solo: A Star Wars Story.
June 21, 2018
This week we chat with David Lyell the Senior Editor at [Popular Woodworking][1]. We get into his personal woodworking builds as well as thoughts on the woodworking industry at large!
June 14, 2018
This week we chat with Becky Stern a content creator at Instructables. Find out the best way to create tutorials around your own project builds to help share your work and get exposure. In addition to Becky's hundreds of tutorials ranging from knitting to electronics she also worked at MAKE Magazine and wearable electronics manufacturer Adafruit!
June 7, 2018
This week we chat with Chris Salomone, aka Four Eyes Furniture. We get into his approach to modern design, furniture building, podcasting, library science and our shared love of eyeglasses.
June 4, 2018
On another #SHOWCASE edition of the show, we chat with Adam Hefner the owner and founder of Maker Table Metal. Find out how Adam used his professional welding background to build a metal sign business. Including building his own custom CNC plasma table from scratch!
May 26, 2018
On a special showcase edition of the show, we chat with Mike Clifford the Modustrial Maker all about Glass Fiber Reinforced Concrete that the projects you can make with it!
May 24, 2018
This week we chat with Chris Schoenberg the Third Coast Craftsman. Chris is an excellent craftsman who specializes in hand tool woodworking. He also just went full time, follow along to find out how he got there!
May 17, 2018
This week we chat with Jonathan Katz Moses (Katz Moses Woodworking) about a super handy tool he has built to help you cut the perfect dovetail. Even if you aren't into fine woodworking we also get into the product development process and a few other tools he has created to make it easier for you in the shop!
May 10, 2018
Alec Steele joins the show this week! Alec is a blacksmith from the UK whose energy, production and craftsmanship will make your head spin. No joke, his build video's are the best I've ever seen.
May 5, 2018
On a showcase edition of the show, we chat with Jedidiah Shultz, The Irish Craftsmen. Jedidiah took pretty much every trendy thing about tables right now and combined them into one. Here is his live edge waterfall colored pencil epoxy power-carved forged steel river table!!!!
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