Miniviews series - No. 20 with Drew Short
You’ve landed on the twentieth installment of the Maker Miniviews series called “I’m a Maker Because…” The structure of this maker series is that Scott Mathson, Makerviews asks different makers two questions. That’s it, two questions. These text, maker interviews are quick and to-the-point, all while providing insight from a wide variety of truly talented individuals!
As makers, we all need to support each other in getting out there and making things. With that, brevity is key. That’s why I’ve taken a two-question approach in this series. Check out this interview with Drew Short of Rock-n H Woodshop.
I'm a Maker Because...
Drew Short interview
What inspires you to keep making things?
"Inspiration comes in many different forms. From the challenge of creating something beautiful from nothing, to creating a business to supporting what matters most, MY FAMILY! I think what drives me is figuring out how to challenge myself to attempt a new technique that achieves the same outcome. The cool thing about creating things, is you can put your own spin/personality on any project. A simple box can be made with miters, splines, dovetail keys, waterfall grain, just as a few examples.
Simply put, the challenge is my drive and inspiration!"
What one piece of advice would you give to other, budding woodworkers?
"I have used this advice to just about everyone that asks me this question. Always take the bad with the good!
IF you never experience the BAD, you will never GROW. IF you never grow, then you will never be CHALLENGED. IF you are never challenged, then you will never FAIL! IF you never fail, then you will never SUCCEED! The point is, imagination can bring something so simple and raise it up to a level of EXTRAORDINARY! ALWAYS challenge yourself to become more than what you have always been!
Talent is hidden beneath the surface, you just have to figure out how to plane away the FEAR to expose it!"
Drew Short, of Rock-n H Woodshop is a family man, woodworker, and maker. He’s creating useful content and projects that we can all learn from. The Rock-n H name comes from his wife’s late grandfather’s ranch and farm brand. Drew inherited tools from him and is carrying on the legacy - really an amazing story! Be sure to check out his website and videos.
"Always take the bad with the good! IF you never experience the BAD, you will never GROW." — Drew Short
Thank you all for reading this article, now get out there and make things!