I love being a maker!
Ever since I can remember I have been tinkering with computers, pulling apart electronics and figuring out what makes things tick.
It’s probably of little surprise to anybody that I eventually ended up pursuing a career in engineering.
I am now a successful project manager for an engineering company in the south of England and work with an amazing team of engineers. I love my job as it introduces me to new engineering challenges each day.
However, I really enjoy getting my hands dirty and creating something entirely by myself. I also live for sharing what I’ve made and hopefully inspire or help a few others to do the same.
In recent years I’ve started to learn woodworking and am really enjoying it especially some more specific areas such as woodturning and scrollsawing. A big regret from growing up was not listening to my father; a carpenter of 35 years and learning what I could. I am however more than making up for it now calling him and pestering him for advice when I need it!
With my newfound love of woodworking and other skills I really enjoy making “unusual projects” that some consider a little mad. Hence I’ve adopted the alias of “The Mad Maker”
My YouTube Channel
In 2017 I started a YouTube channel to share my love of making stuff especially with wood and I had a fantastic time doing it! The YouTube community is simply the best and I’ve found myself a small but engaging group of followers which is growing organically.
Things have gone great but this year and beyond I’m going to continue with the making and I must warn you, things are going to get weird!
I realised that making “normal” making videos talking about how something is made isn’t my style. I have to inject some humour, showmanship and craziness into my builds.
I’ve got a million ideas for things I want to make all bubbling up in my noggin and these creative juices need an outlet or I’m likely to explode.
Expect to see reviews, vlogs, collaborations with other makers and some crazy builds coming to the channel!
It made sense to make this blog to accompany the channel and it has grown into much more.
From here I can go into more details with some of my builds and have created a store where I can sell some of my projects without the constraints that places like Etsy and eBay have.
The Mad Maker Dad
These are the misadventures of a crazy Dad who loves to make stuff with his little daughter 🙂
I’ve always been a maker and tinkerer but for the last couple of years, I’ve also been a father to an amazing little girl called Ellie. She’s my world and I’m hoping I can install some of the love I have for making in her as she grows up.
Ellie is adventurous and curious but also destructive and chaotic like most toddlers are. She would much rather run around destroying something than sit down and create so this is a fun challenge!
Work with Me!
I have a small but growing audience of makers, crafters and tinkerers between my YouTube channel and all the other social media platforms.
If the product or service is relevant to my audience I am also happy to discuss sponsorship and have worked with many big companies including CAT, Gorilla Glue and Evolution so far.
I am also happy to discuss commissions and you can find out more about my rates here.
If you would like to get in touch to discuss working with me please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org