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Miniviews series - No. 10 with Sam Raimondi
You’ve landed on the tenth installment of the Maker Miniviews (mini, two question interviews) series. Learn more about these maker interviews and view a list of all Miniviews.
Sam is a woodworker, crafter, DIYer — oh, and a psychologist (Ph.D.). She’s been producing very thorough DIY tutorials on her website and brand, DIY Huntress, for a number of years now.
Check out this interview with Sam Raimondi of DIY Huntress.
I'm a Maker Because...
Sam Raimondi interview
What inspires you to keep making things?
"Making things has always been a huge part of my life. It’s part of my DNA. I can’t go too long without making something, or I feel incomplete. Just like we need food, air, and water to survive. I need to be able to make things to function like a proper human!"
What one piece of advice would you give to other, budding woodworkers?
"Never be afraid to make a mistake when first starting out. Mistakes can only hold you back if you are not willing to learn from them."
Short, but sweet with advice relevant to making things and in living and learning in life, as well.
"Mistakes can only hold you back if you are not willing to learn from them." — Sam Raimondi
Working and collaborating with brands and companies like Kreg Jig, Rust-oleum, DAP, and more within the industry, Sam continues to build up her repertoire, while representing these brands.
Thank you all for reading this article, now get out there and make things!
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"Mistakes can only hold you back if you are not willing to learn from them..." - Sam Raimondi