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Miniviews series - No. 46 with Adam Beasley
You’ve landed on the forty-sixth installment of the Maker Miniviews (mini, two question interviews) series. Learn more about these maker interviews and view a list of all Miniviews.
Adam Beasley is a woodworker, DIYer, and business owner of Lazy Guy DIY. From woodworking tool reviews with honest insights, to DIY projects for home and shop, on through to home improvement articles and videos - this maker is producing great content and really getting after it!
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I'm a Maker Because...
Adam Beasley interview
What inspires you to keep making things?
"I've always needed a creative outlet whether it was drawing, painting and now furniture building at this point in my life. I get stir crazy if I'm not flexing those muscles, but I also suffer from fatigue if I'm working on the same thing for too long. I'll never be that woodworker that builds the same table or cutting board over and over again. Sure I'll follow trends like all the epoxy work I'm doing now, but I'm never going to make the same thing twice.
It's also very important for me to challenge myself and learn new techniques that I can apply to the next build. It's a blessing and a curse though because that excitement for something new means I also want to move on to that next project right then and there. The 90% finished syndrome is a real thing. Long story short, I like to make things for the thrill of learning and trying something new!"
What one piece of advice would you give to other makers?
"Start with the basics and work your way up to the advanced skills. It's good to have small wins to motivate you to move on to the next project. No one cuts perfect dovetails on their first try, especially someone working on their first project.
The beauty of woodworking is it's exactly like a video game, you start with the basics and you constantly level up with skills and tools as you go."
"Start with the basics and work your way up to the advanced skills..." — Adam Beasley
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"No one cuts perfect dovetails on their first try, especially someone working on their first project..." - Adam Beasley