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Miniviews series - No. 75 with V Susan
You’ve landed on the seventy-fifth installment of the Maker Miniviews (mini, two question interviews) series. Learn more about these maker interviews and view a list of all Miniviews.
V Susan (Susan) runs Mellowpine DIY from Seattle, WA. Mellowpine is a woodworking tutorials content website, YouTube channel, and a growing catalog of resources for other, budding makers to learn from. Speech pathologist by day, maker by night/weekend.
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I'm a Maker Because...
V Susan interview
What inspires you to keep making things?
"I have always been a teacher from a very young age. My inspiration for being a maker is that I am able to teach beginners how to design and build beautiful products using wood. I'm very happy when someone tells me they made something that I showed them how to."
What one piece of advice would you give to other makers?
"It's easy to get bogged down by seeing expensive tools that experienced makers use. The reality is that for most projects, you don't need very expensive tools. It's amazing how much you can accomplish with a small tool budget.
Also, you get better at the craft as you spend more time on it. Everyone's first project looks terrible. But slowly you'll get the hang of designing and making something beautiful. I never considered myself a maker until I built a small gift for my grandpa by following a DIY guide on YouTube. Things took off from there!"
"The reality is that for most projects, you don't need very expensive tools. It's amazing how much you can accomplish with a small tool budget..." — V Susan
DIY Geometric Wood Wall Art // Inspirational Woodworking Design Idea by Mellowpine DIY
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"I'm very happy when someone tells me they made something that I showed them how to..." - V Susan