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Miniviews series - No. 67 with Ruslan Golovko
You’ve landed on the sixty-seventh installment of the Maker Miniviews (mini, two question interviews) series. Learn more about these maker interviews and view a list of all Miniviews.
Ruslan Golovko is a maker through-and-through - from metal working to woodworking to custom motorcycle custom mods to video content creation and beyond. He’s the owner of Twin Cylinder Coffee, the coffee trailer that he built-out and operates in Vancouver, WA.
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I'm a Maker Because...
Ruslan Golovko interview
What inspires you to keep making things?
Looking at a pile of raw materials in the beginning and watching it transform into something beautiful at the end is what really keeps me going. Every new project becomes more and more of what I want to be able to build and it only gets me that much more inspired. It's not always easy and I always run into scenarios that I don't know how to figure out, but somehow it all comes together at the end. We are lucky enough to have google, youtube, pinterest, and many other platforms to learn from. Lately I also have noticed that inspiring others inspires me.
What one piece of advice would you give to other makers?
You can't give it too much thought. If you start dwelling on how you will get it done it will only intimidate you. Start with a small list of things you have to purchase for the project, then purchase them so that you can't back out. You will figure it out one way or another. A big thing I learned this year is the importance of a notebook. Start jotting down sketches and ideas, then proceed to writing your thoughts on the project out next to those sketches, eventually you get to a materials list and everything you need to start the project.
"You will figure it out one way or another..." — Ruslan Golovko
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"If you start dwelling on how you will get it done it will only intimidate you..." - Ruslan Golovko