Makerviews exists to share the stories of and advice from a variety of talented makers, designers, and artists.
Evan (engineer, husband) and Katelyn (graphic designer, wife): this maker duo has been creating amazing YouTube video tutorials with DIY, woodworking, and metal working projects for quite some time now.
Learn more about these makers and see behind-the-scenes of Evan and Katelyn’s workshop:
This Maker Recommends...
with Evan & Katelyn
Who are you and what do you make?
"We're Evan and Katelyn and we make stuff together: woodworking, 3D printing, welding, props, CNC, home projects, sometimes practical stuff, sometimes totally unnecessary but fun stuff."
What tools are always nearby?
- The folding knife we made!! (see video below)
- A combination square
- Our power screwdriver
- 9 ft measuring tape
- Needle nose pliers
What’s on your workbench that doesn’t exactly belong there?
"A giant slab of marble - we use it for finish shots! Also an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner - we used it to experiment with some SLA 3D print cleaning but it's still out there. Also our propane cannon :D"
What’s one woodworking tool you couldn't do without? Why?
"Random orbit sander - If we had to hand sand everything I think we'd just end up with a lot of really rough furniture :P"
What are your favorite phone apps?
- Reddit! For when our brains need a break
- Todoist for when our brains need to get back on track
- YouTube Studio for when our brains feel like obsessing over analytics
- Twitter because GIF BATTLES
Thank you for reading this second installment of the “This Maker Recommends…” tool and supply recommendations series with Evan & Katelyn. Do you have any experience with some of the woodworking tools listed? Comment below or join in on the conversation on social media.
Bonus: Looking to up your video game? Check out some of the video and filming gear that Evan and Katelyn use and recommend: Fujifilm X-T10 (their main camera), Sony Cybershot DSC-RX100 V (their vlogging camera), and Wireless lav mics.
"Our advice is to pick one project you're really excited about, and just focus on what you need to know for that one project..." — Evan & Katelyn, Maker Miniviews series - No. 7
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