This conversation with Pete shares insights into his background, processes, tools, and growth. Pete gives advice to hobbyist makers and full-time content creators, alike. From woodworking to concrete and metalworking and far beyond, Pete Sveen of DIY Pete has been producing do-it-yourself YouTube video and blog content tutorials for a number of years now.
Pete, as noted in his Maker Miniview interview, shares that every project can be accomplished by taking it one step at a time. He is a big promoter of this and encourages others to get out there and make things, because sometimes the hardest part can simply be actually starting. Break things down and take it step-by-step.
Pete’s favorite medium? YouTube.
Pete’s biggest risk? Initially pushing past doubt and fear through putting his content out into the world.
Be vulnerable, let go of any doubts and share your creations with the world.
Drinking: Bozone Amber (Pete) | Bayern Face Plant (Scott)
Companies, tools, and makers mentioned in this episode:
- Ana White
- Kreg Jig tool
- Shanty 2 Chic
- Antonio Centeno, Real Men, Real Style
- Bozeman Makerspace
- Missoula Urban Demonstration project
- ConvertKit - 1st month free for podcast listeners
- Google SketchUp
- Eric Bandholz, Beardbrand
- Patrick Cayman
- Pat Flynn
- Brad Rodriguez, Fix This Build That - Makerviews interview
- Logan Nickleson, Music for Makers
Book Pete Sveen recommended in this episode:
- How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
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"Sometimes it can get overwhelming when you have all of these projects or renovations on the list. So, just breaking it down into one thing at a time has made it much more doable for me." - Pete Sveen
DIY Pete’s links:
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