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Because We Make

100 EpisodesProduced by Vincent Ferrari & Ethan CarterWebsite

A podcast about making, creativity and why we do what we do as makers and creatives. Every Wednesday morning, we bring you discussions and guests from the world of making and creativity and we even discuss ways to help improve your making and creative business and build your brand.We are your one-st… read more

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Episode 97: Kim & Garrett Industries

May 12th, 2021


It's been nearly 2 years since Kim & Garrett visited the show, and a lot has happened since then! Join us as we talk about what they've done since their last appearance and how they've started to turn their side …

Episode 96: A Weird Guy Named Jeff

May 5th, 2021


Jeff Stein (aka Aweirdguy) joins us to talk about the importance of not getting stuck at the starting line, doing cool stuff with a CNC, and even …

Episode 95: Amy makes that.

April 28th, 2021


Amy makes that. What's "that?" Whatever, and that's what makes her awesome. Amy talks about her creative journey and the unexpected pivot she had to take that set her on the path that was perfect for her. Enjoy the …

Episode 94: Tiff from Nightcarver Designs

April 21st, 2021


Tiff from Nightcarver Designs joins Vincent and special guest co-host Kit Clever (of Skilltree and Episode 84 fame) to talk about how she got …

Episode 93: The Incredible Art of Steve Casino

April 14th, 2021


Steve Casino is an artist who uses somewhat traditional techniques in very untraditional ways to create amazing pieces that leap out at you (sometimes literally!). Vincent and Ethan chat with Steve about how he got …

Episode 92: Tana from Pottymouth Jewelry

April 7th, 2021


Imagine a world of beautiful charming jewelry and motivationally-phrased accessories, but slightly different from anything you've seen before... Well …

Episode 91: Emily Joyce

March 31st, 2021


Artist, jewelry maker, and enamelist Emily Joyce joins us to talk about how she got into enameling, jewelry making, and metal work, what it was like …

Episode 90: Tamar from 3x3 Custom

March 24th, 2021


Tamar Hannah of 3x3 Custom joins us this week to discuss how she got into woodworking, her tenaciousness and willingness to try new things, and her …

Episode 89: AJ from Crafted in NJ

March 17th, 2021


AJ is a true craftsman and is known for his amazing wooden flags and also for being one third of the hosting team for the Sawdust Nation Podcast, one of the more entertaining shop-type podcasts on the internet. Join …

Episode 88: The Colorful World of Kat Liepins

March 10th, 2021


Kat Liepins is an amazingly talented artist from Chicago whose art straddles the line between street and pop art and doesn't shy away from being bold …

Episode 87: The Unwrap a Project Challenge Winner Revealed!

March 3rd, 2021


That's right! In this episode we finally reveal the winner of the Unwrap a Project challenge! You'll have to listen to find out who won, but suffice …

Episode 86: What's in a logo?

February 24th, 2021


Ethan and Vincent are flying solo this week and spend some time talking about logos and branding, the upcoming plans for the Unwrap a Project …

Episode 85: Rory Langefeld of RLL Woodworks

February 17th, 2021


It was our absolute pleasure to have one of our longest-running and most devoted listeners and supporters come on to talk to us about his backstory, …

Episode 84: Leveling Up With Kit Clever

February 10th, 2021


Kit Clever from Skilltree joins us to talk about the incredible variety of projects he's done, his philosophy on learning new things, and so on. He's …

Episode 83: Anne from Graphic Design How-To

February 3rd, 2021


Welcome to Episode 83!

Anne Bracker from Graphic Design How-To joins us to talk about her process, how she's turned graphic design into a great freelance income, and advice for approaching software you're unfamiliar …

Episode 82: Fine Leathercraft With Hemlock & Hyde

January 27th, 2021


Welcome to episode 82!

This week we had the privilege of talking to Leanne and Nick from Hemlock and Hyde! We talk all about how they got started doing leather accessories and bags as well as a big scoop on what's next …

Episode 81: Your Social Media Needs Focus

January 20th, 2021


Welcome to Episode 81!

Ethan and Vincent talk about the importance of curating your social media presence and being intentional with what you post by first figuring out why you're doing it in the first place. We also …

Episode 80: Back To Work

January 13th, 2021


Welcome to Episode 80!

Vincent and Ethan make their triumphant return to the cheers of the masses and the love and adoration of all. Don't judge; we …

Episode 79: A Christmas Story... Or 5.

December 23rd, 2020


Welcome to Episode 79!

We talked about so much this week, and shared some excellent listener submissions to our "Christmas Story" giveaway. It was …

Episode 78: Clearing The Winter Air

December 16th, 2020


Ethan and Vincent clear the air on an elephant in the room, talk about being a maker during Christmas, share some shop wins, and hit their things of the week. Show notes are short to maintain formatting, but our things …

Episode 77: Popular Woodworking Covergirl Katie Freeman

December 9th, 2020


Welcome to episode 77!
This week we have Katie Freeman, who is the owner of Freeman Furnishings as well as the host of the Maker Mom Podcast. Katie is an amazing creator with an incredible artistic eye who also just …

Episode 76: Jordan Goetz of Growler Domestics

December 2nd, 2020


Welcome to Episode 76!

Jordan Goetz from Growler Domestics joins us to talk about how he got to be the maker he is, the difference between content creators and product makers, and even how to gain the confidence to price …

Episode 75: Grateful for Dave Szweduik

November 25th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 75!

This episode number is divisible by 25, which means it's time to catch up with Dave Szweduik! We talk about gratitude, social media, and even announce our next challenge!


Dave's Thing of …

Episode 74: Lindsay Murphy: Creative With Purpose

November 18th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 74!

Lindsay Murphy joins Vincent to talk about her maker journey, what it's like to be a maker mom during COVID, and why Christmas starting early this year isn't a bad thing.
Lindsay's Thing of …

Episode 73: Jonny Builds Progress, Not Perfection

November 11th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 73!

We get our second chance with Jonny Lambert (AKA Jonny Builds) and it was as much fun as the first time! We talk about what you …

Episode 72: Erin Longfellow And Elevated DIY

November 4th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 72!

The one and only Erin Longfellow, AKA Maker Gray joins us to talk about her impeccable style, how she bucks the trend of ever-longer videos, and why it's important for her to keep her videos and …

Episode 71: From The Ashes

October 28th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 71!

Ashley Minney joins Vincent to talk about her origin, the community, and her incredible story of coming back and being a legitimate bad-ass maker.


Video of the Week:

Mid Century Coffee …

Episode 70: You Can Call Me Al

October 21st, 2020


Welcome to Episode 70!

The one and only Al from NY Woodworx joins us to tell his story, how he got into making, and even brings a special surprise for all of you!
Videos of the Week:
Designing & Making a Wooden …

Episode 69: 'Twas A Very Good Week

October 14th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 69!

Come join us for a laid-back chill conversation about the prior week with some teasers for next week and one hell of a video of the week to boot! Wow, the word "week" appears a lot in the notes …

Episode 68: Dream It; Make It

October 7th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 68!

It's just Ethan and Vincent this week, so the talk turns to the loss of Sharon from Figments Made and the importance of doing things you're bad at just to get the reps in.
Video of the Week:

Episode 67: AGDuzit. Perfectly.

September 30th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 67!

We are truly excited to have one of the most creative and talented people in our space on the show this week; the one and …

Episode 66: Christy and the Twisted Twine

September 23rd, 2020


Welcome to Episode 66!

Christy Steinman of Twisted Twine Woodworking joins us to talk all about her jounrey as a woodworker and the importance of connecting with the work you do and finding deeper meaning trhough …

Episode 65: We Give You Permission To Relax

September 16th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 65!

This week Ethan and Vincent talk about the one thing some of us seem averse to doing: resting. How do you calm down your motivation instincts and just relax when your body tells you to? We still …

Episode 64: Housekeeping in Leather

September 9th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 64!

It's housekeeping time again! Ethan and Vincent talk about various miscellaneous stuff, read reviews, and even explain what you can learn from guitar-making videos when you don't make guitars!

Episode 63: The Enlighten Us Challenge Winner Is Revealed!

September 2nd, 2020


This week's episode is the audio version of our live stream from Monday evening where Ethan and Vincent reveal the winner of the Enlighten Us Challenge and talk about all the entrants. Come hang out with us!

Episode 62: Vincent and Ethan Make Their Ideas Reality (With the help of Justin White)

August 26th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 62!

The crossover with the Garage Avenger continues, and this week it's us talking to Justin on his show, Make Ideas Reality.

Episode 61: A Leisurely Saturday With The Garage Avenger

August 19th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 61!

The one and only Garage Avenger, Justin White, joins us to talk about all kinds of stuff including his history as a maker, ballzing things up, and what it means to be a maker and content creator.

Episode 60: Justin Mabie Pulls a Vincent

August 12th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 60!

Justin Mabie joins us to talk about how a good documentary is made, his work with the maker community, and then we ambush him with a surprise guest!


Video of the Week:

Always Home Run Bat:

Episode 59: Clamping Down on Grant Alexander

August 5th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 59!

Programming note: The audio on this episode is slightly off, but we hope you'll enjoy it anyway. Starting with episode 60, …

Episode 58: The Reviews Are In.

July 29th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 58!

Ethan and Vincent read reviews, talk about the Enlighten Us challenge and just have a fun hang. No guests, just hosts!
Video of the Week:
The Money Table: Click Here
Ethan's Thing of the Week: 

Episode 57: Things Made With Bear(maked) Hands

July 22nd, 2020


Welcome to Episode 57!

After the debacle of our first attempt at episode 57, Vincent and guest-host Justin (Bearmaked) take questions from the audience and just have a casual fun chat. Enjoy!


Video of the Week:

Episode 56: Michael and Brooke Save (And Educate) The World

July 15th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 56!

We've been wanting to have Michael and Brooke from Makers Workshop on for a long time and we finally got them on! To be fair, all we had to do was actually ask. Funny how that works! Anyway, we had …

Episode 55: BWM Gets Jackman-Sized!

July 8th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 55!

This episode is Jackman-sized! We have the great Paul Jackman join us for a talk about how he got to using his trademark …

Episode 54: Hot Diggity Mode With Tyler Bell

July 1st, 2020


Welcome to Episode 54!

Tyler Bell is a name you all should be paying attention to. He makes some of the coolest and most interesting machines and …

Episode 53: All Signs Point to Wesley Treat

June 24th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 53!

This week Wesley Treat joins us to talk about vintage signs, what inspires him, and a fun chat about our first computers. All this and more on this episode of Because We Make!


Video of the …

Episode 52: Fine Woodworking With John Parilla

June 17th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 52!

When we think of fine woodworking, we think of people like John Parilla who does incredily clean detailed and beautiful work …

Episode 51: Lee's Little Cars

June 10th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 51!

YouTube rabbit holes lead you to some super-interesting things, and one of those super interesting things it led Vincent to …

Episode 50: Adventures in Digital Soup With Dave Szweduik

June 3rd, 2020


Welcome to Episode 50!

50 is divisible by 25, which means it's another chat with the one and only Dave Szweduik! We talk about creativity in all its …

Episode 49: Because We Make Something With David Picciuto

May 27th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 49!

A dream guest for both of us as we got to talk to the amazing David PIcciuto. We talked about his origin story, loving what you do, and keeping your head when everyone around you is losing …

Episode 48: One Year Later, People Listened!

May 20th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 48!

One year ago, Vincent had an idea for a podcast and put it out expecting no one to listen. He's never been happier to be wrong! Come along with us on this trip down memory lane as we reminisce …

Episode 47: Priscilla, Luke and The Power of Yet

May 13th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 47!

If you've seen the hashtag #mayformakers, then you've seen the handiwork of Priscilla and Luke of PLSmithed. We talk to them about their beginnings, their maker career, and of course, the hashtag …

Episode 46: Improving Your Product Photography With Tabitha Park

May 6th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 46!

We had a very special guest this week. Vincent has been talking about Tabitha Park for weeks and she's finally here! She's very graciously brought with her some tips to help you improve your …

Episode 45: Inspiration, Art, and Making with Michael Alm

April 29th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 45!

We speak to the super-talented Michael Alm about making, his inspiration, and Vincent's love of Sol Lewitt (how's that for …

Episode 44: Between The Guardrails With Morley Kert

April 22nd, 2020


Welcome to Episode 44!

Morley Kert is a name you should know. He's a young and talented maker and artist from Toronto who's crushing it with original …

Episode 43: Lockdown With Peter Brown

April 15th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 43!

This is a big one! Ethan and Vincent speak to the one and only Peter Brown! You definitely don't want to pass this one by because Peter is now a friend of the show. Don't offend a friend of the …

Bonus Episode: Vincent on The New Weather'd Soul Podcast

April 10th, 2020


Welcome to another bonus episode!

Vincent joined Bruce and Doug on The New Weather'd Soul Podcast to talk about making, his origin in podcasting, …

Episode 42: The Strange Magic of Marylou

April 8th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 42!

This week we had the pleasure of talking to Marylou from Made by Marylou on YouTube and Instagram! We talked about all kinds of stuff including music, making, the importance of a functional shop …

Episode 41: Binging With Harris

April 1st, 2020


Welcome to Episode 41!

This week Vincent and Ethan had a chance to speak to the one and only Caleb Harris from You Can Make This Too, and talked about work life balance, Caleb's history with making, and then we chill …

Episode 40: What the heck is a Cowdog?

March 25th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 40!

Welcome back to guestland! This week we had the amazingly talented and funny Chris Giffrow from Cowdog Craftworks on. It's a lot of woodworking talk, but there are plenty of great takeaways for …

Bonus Episode: Vincent on Adventures in Creativity, Episode 71

March 20th, 2020


SURPRISE!  Normally we bank episodes where one of us is on another show for a week we need to take off, but since we have guests booked for the next month, we wanted to bring you this one as a bonus episode!  In this …

Episode 39: Back in The Saddle

March 18th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 39!

Ethan is back from Aruba and he learned a new skill, while Vincent may have found some purpose in his life. Missing the podcast for one week did both of them really well!


Video of the Week:

Episode 38: Ethan and Vincent From The Past

March 11th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 38!

In part two of our night of double episode recording, Ethan and Vincent answer two questions from Morley, including a discussion on the importance of taking free education opportunities whenever …

Episode 37: It's Morley-palooza!!

March 4th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 37!

In part one of our night of double episode recording, Ethan and Vincent answer two questions from Morley, a loyal listener, who really got us thinking!  And of course we crown our video of the …

Episode 36: Ethan Carter: World Traveler

February 26th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 36!

Ethan went to Workbenchcon and Vincent didn't. Lots of recap, discussion, and shouts to our friends!

Video of the Week:

Episode 35: Changing Direction and Being A Good Spouse

February 19th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 35!

This week Ethan and Vincent started off talking about how to shift directions and when to know when to do it, and then we shifted gears toward work life balance stuff again because that's what …

Episode 34: Wandering The Desert and Working On The Couch

February 12th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 34!

Vincent talks about wandering the desert and then Vincent and Ethan talk about getting away, how to be a maker and maintain a relationship, and then they spend some time gushing over the Video of …

Episode 33: Be Anxious For Nothing, Be Grateful For All Things

February 5th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 33!

Ethan and Vincent had a bit of a scheduling issue this week, so instead of a normal episode you get to hear Vincent talk to …

Episode 32: Snacking on Failed Projects

January 29th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 32!

This week we pull back the kimono and show you how the sausage is made, we do some Q&A and discuss some submitted ideas …

Episode 31: Little Toy Trucks

January 22nd, 2020


Welcome to Episode 31!

Lots of talk about our shop projects this week, which is kinda what we're here for, right?

It's all about positivity this week.

Vincent's Tonka Resto:

Episode 30: Stress, Depression, and Other Cheery Things

January 15th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 30!

A little Q&A, a little stress and depression talk, getting out of the funk, and some new creative endeavors.  There's Q&A, things of the week, and we even award our first ever VIDEO OF …

Episode 29: A Resolution-Less New Year

January 8th, 2020


Welcome to Episode 29!

Welcome to the new year!  Hopefully you had a great holiday season with family, friends, and your weird uncle.  We're happy …

Episode 28: Vincent Goes To LA, Meets His Mentor, Doesn't Die

December 25th, 2019


Welcome to Episode 28!

Ethan and Vincent took the week off, but Vincent got to go to LA last week to talk to Jason Stapleton!

Enjoy the episode and we'll see you all in the New Year!!

Where to find Jason Stapleton …

Episode 27: The Maker Monster Stops By

December 11th, 2019


Welcome to Episode 27!

We had the privilege of having The Maker Monster on, and he's a truly unique and interesting guy (which is not the least bit …

Episode 26: Action Heroes At A Fork In The Road

December 4th, 2019


Welcome to Episode 26!

If you're at a fork in the road, blow up the car and walk toward the camera.  That's the takeaway from this episode and you …

Episode 25: The Return of Dave Szweduik

November 27th, 2019


Welcome to Episode 25!

For the first time in Because We Make history, we have a return guest that isn't a new cohost.  Yet.  Maybe.

Dave, Ethan and Vincent talk about creativity, inspiration, and the obsessive and …

Episode 24: You've Got Questions, We've Got Answers

November 20th, 2019


Welcome to Episode 24!

This episode is very heavily based on feedback and reviews from you our glorious and wonderful listeners, so we hope you …

Episode 23: Business? It's Meh.

November 13th, 2019


Welcome to Episode 23!

This week Ethan and Vincent are flying solo, and they talk about Vincent's business being a bit down. Ethan working on some …

Episode 22: Bear Maked

November 6th, 2019


Welcome to Episode 22!

This week Ethan and Vincent are joined by Justin, aka Bear Maked.  We talk about all kinds of making goodness, have a few laughs, and even ponder why so many awesome makers we love are in …

Episode 21: Seeking Meaning

October 30th, 2019


Welcome to Episode 21!

It's just Ethan and Vincent talking about all kinds of things including fulfillment at your day job and other maker-related …

Episode 20: Just The Two Of Us

October 23rd, 2019


Welcome to Episode 20!

It's just Ethan and I in a good old fashioned chit chat.  No guests, just some pals.

There's still a lot of meat in here and …

Episode 19: Jason Stapleton

October 16th, 2019


Welcome to Episode 19!
If we had to pick the person who would teach us how to best get the ball rolling in building a brand, there's literally no one …

Episode 18: All About Ant Pruitt

October 9th, 2019


Welcome to Episode 18!

It's not often we get to have a long time friend on the show, but Vincent and Ant have been friends forever; or at least it feels that way (in a good way).

In this episode we dive into Ant's …

Episode 17: Build Dad Build!

October 2nd, 2019


Welcome to Episode 17!

Nick is a character! An obsessive runner and very talented maker with a personality as big as Texas, he's a fun guy to talk to and a great maker. We talk about running, making, YouTube, and what …

Episode 16: Brandy Aubé

September 25th, 2019


Welcome to Episode 16!

Brandy Aubé is a metal-working Wonder Woman from the great state of Louisiana and does some amazing stuff!  We had a great conversation about her passion, her design sensibilities, and a few other …

Episode 15: Questions from the Peanut Gallery

September 18th, 2019


Welcome to Episode 15!

We're back!  Our guest couldn't make it so Ethan and I did a Q&A from our Twitter followers.  This is an information-dense …

Episode 14: We're Baaaaaaaaaaack!

September 11th, 2019


Welcome to Episode 14!

We're back!  Ethan and I are back way earlier than planned, and this week it's just hanging out talking making, an old thing I …

Episode 13: Figments Made

August 7th, 2019


Welcome to episode 13!

This week's episode is the season finale of Because We Make.  It gets a little emotional at the beginning (and the end) but then Vincent and Ethan have the pleasure of talking to Sharon from …

Episode 12: What Good Can Come Out Of Failing?

July 31st, 2019


Welcome to episode 12!

After a week of constant failures, something good came out of it for Vincent, so Ethan and Vincent decided to talk about the good that can come out of experimentation and failure.  Be not afraid …

Episode 11: Ethan Carter

July 24th, 2019


Welcome to episode 11!

We use the term "artisan" rather casually but my guest this week, Ethan Carter, is truly an artisan.  He's an amazingly …

Episode 10: Bob Clagett

July 17th, 2019


Welcome to episode 10!  A milestone episode!  Thank you so much for sticking around on this journey with me!

If I could pinpoint the guy who started …

Episode 9: Keith Decent

July 10th, 2019


Welcome to episode 9!  This week I had the honor of speaking to one of the first YouTube makers I ever followed, the amazing and talented Keith …

Episode 8: Steve Carmichael

July 3rd, 2019


Welcome to episode 8!  If you're a woodworker, and you watch woodworking videos on YouTube, there's a pretty good chance you watch Steve Carmichael's videos, and I had the distinct honor of talking to him this week.  We …

Episode 7: Steve Ramsey

June 26th, 2019


Welcome to episode 7!  It was a distinct honor this week to speak to Steve Ramsey to whom I owe a great deal.  One of the reasons I call myself a woodworker today is my being a part of his Weekend Woodworker course and …

Episode 6: Evan and Katelyn

June 19th, 2019


Welcome to episode 6!  I couldn't help but be a little star-struck speaking to Evan and Katelyn.  They've been very influential to me and a constant …

Episode 5: Kim & Garrett

June 12th, 2019


Welcome to episode 5!  This week I had the pleasure of talking to the husband and wife YouTube DIY duo Kim & Garrett.  I enjoyed this chat so …

Episode 4: Bernie Solo

June 5th, 2019


Welcome to episode 4!  This week Bernie Solo and I discuss making, the maker space, how he got into the community and what "content" actually means. …

Episode 3: The Everyday Dad

May 29th, 2019


Welcome to episode 3!  This week I have the privilege of talking to a guy who runs a tech channel on YouTube that breaks the mold of what you expect …

Episode 2: Bruce A. Ulrich

May 22nd, 2019


 Welcome to episode 2!  This week I sit down with my friend Bruce A. Ulrich a YouTuber, podcaster, and woodworker who's one of the nicest people I think I've had the pleasure of meeting.  In this episode we spend a lot …

Episode 1: David Szweduik

May 15th, 2019


 Welcome to the inaugural episode of Because We Make!  On this episode, I speak to the inspiration for this podcast, David Szweduik.  David is a photographer living in the Northern hinterlands of Minnesota and has two …

Episode 0: An Introduction

May 8th, 2019


Hi everyone and welcome to Because We Make, a podcast about making, creativity, and the things that drive us to do what we do.  This is episode 0, which will be a brief introduction to the things we're going to talk …

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