We’re excited to kick off a new blog series, Maker Feature, where we get to share the stories and projects of some of the makers in our community. Today, we’re kicking off the series with our very own Rachel! She’s one of our resident makers here at Maker Made. If you’ve used our new set up, assembly or calibration guides, that’s all thanks to her!
Today we get to learn more about Rachel and her maker journey!
Q: How did you get started on your maker journey?
A: My story is unique in that I discovered Maslow when I was hired as a freelance graphic designer to come up with designs for Maker Made. My job description mushroomed pretty quickly! I’ve always loved to make things, and when I went back to school and learned graphic design, I always said that I was looking for ways to marry the two- to use my design skills to make things. So this is really a dream job for me!
Q: How long have you had your Maslow? What was your biggest struggle in getting it set up?
A: I have had it for a couple of months. It probably took me longer than most as I was troubleshooting and writing an assembly manual as I set it up. My biggest struggle was just that I’d never used a router before, I didn’t know how to even put a bit in the router! I watched lots of Youtube videos and figured it out eventually.
Q: How often do you use your Maslow? Do you use it as a hobby or for a business?
A: I use it every day, and kind of for both (business and hobby). It’s an amazing tool and I would play around with it even if I wasn’t getting paid to do it.
Q: Is there anything unique about the way you use your Maslow? (What you make, what materials you use, how it’s set up, etc.)
A: I used Bar’s bolt-together frame instead of the default frame, just because I had a lot of 2x4s on hand when I started to build, and the bolt together design made better use of what I had.
Q: What is your favorite project you’ve built on it?
A: I made a magazine rack that says “READ” on the front, the letters came out really great, it makes me happy every time I look at it.
Q: What is a dream project you’d like to build?
A: A tree house!
We’re all lucky to have Rachel and her design, troubleshooting and writing skills on our team! If you’d like to read up more on Rachel’s journey you can see all of her posts on our blog. You can also find Rachel on the Maslow forum (username ‘RSM’) and see her design work on her website.