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THE SOCIETY OF MAKERS; COLLATING ALL QUESTIONS AND KNOWLEDGE FROM MAKERS

Introducing the Maker's Database. If you have an interest in creating anything, you'd be surprise how much valuable information you have in your head. You might think that little detail you know is insignificant, but others might really appreciate learning that from you. So please support the Maker's Database and share any little hint or tip you might have, so others might benefit.

And if you are just starting your maker's journey, and are getting excited about a new project, craft or construction. Then our community is here to support you. Unsure of how to proceed, then simply ask a question, get a reply and let others in the future, benefit from your experience.

This is my mission for the Maker's Database. I hope you join our family friendly community, you are absolutely very welcome.

PS, want to know more? Read my silly blog rambles, or chat to me in my community thingy.

Daniel Wells
(that is not my signature by the way, but it looks nice doesn't it!)

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FROM APPLIQUÉ TO WELDING, PLEASE SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE

There is something in all of us that wants to create. Whether it’s cakes or car bodies, sewing or sculpture, making things is fun!

But often, our results don't meet our expectations. I believe, this is not because we lack the ability. No one is born with an amazing talent. But rather because you haven't yet stumbled on that little additional knowledge or experience that will take you a lot further.

If you know anything, anything at all, share it! If you have 50 years experience or even 5 minutes experience, anything you know will be welcomed. Stumbling on a clever new trick, is not time-sensitive and your experience is valuable to me.

Learning from someone feels amazing, but sharing feels even better. I hope to add you to the Society of Makers and scrape your brain of all that wonderful knowledge jam, spread it on a freshly toasted slice of Tiger Bread and share it all around to other hungry creators.

That doesn’t sound right, but you get the idea!
A beautiful, handmade wooden stool.

THE SMELL OF FRESHLY CUT WOOD

Creating beautiful furniture, sculptures or structures. Wood is so versatile, sensual and emotional. Help others and let us know what you have learnt. Just starting, ask a question and benefit from other's experience.
WOODWORK
A pretty scrap-book cover.

THE MEMORIES OF SCRAP-BOOKING

Celebrating wonderful moments in time in a beautiful, classic gift or family heirloom. Share your hints and tips with others. Define styles and looks, or invent new designs. Have fun learning from experts.
PAPERCRAFT
A sculpture of a man looking through a window.

YOUR EMOTIONS VISUALLY CAPTURED

Take advice from a master of sculpting. Share a your experiences, a technique or a trick. Get ideas on new mediums. Teach others how to raise their skill level. Or just show us how you break all the rules.
ART

FROM JEWELLERY

Basically, I want to create a website where people can ask making-related questions. Or share making-related hints, tips or knowledge. Questions and knowledge are obviously split into categories, such as Jewellery, Woodwork, Sewing, Metal Fabrication and on and on etc.

I call this depository of all making-related questions and knowledge, the "Maker’s Database".

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TO CAR EXHAUSTS

I wanted to make the website as easy to use as possible. Ask a question, comment, reply and like. There are no bad questions and no bad replies.

If you like the idea of making something. If you are planning to make something. Or if you are halfway through and stuck. Just add a question into the Maker’s Database and wait for a reply.

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TO POTTERY

Or if you are an experienced maker in your category. Please share, please! Literally use the Share Knowledge button.

Knowledge is the most valuable commodity we need to start saving. Even the smallest things may be incredibly valuable to someone. So please add in your little tricks so others might benefit.

And if you know a lot about a little, then please just wait for me to pull up a chair.

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TO GRAFFITI ART

If you can make it, you can share it. I want the Maker's Database to be for everyone, no matter skill level, age, gender, industry etc.

Whether you are dainty princess, sewing the world’s floofiest dress; or a big, hairy, bearded metal worker making a new exhaust for a 1936 EL Knucklehead. Well you are all very welcome to share you experience or ask a question.

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A CELEBRATION OF MAKERS

OK, I’m going to allow myself a little daydream. Wouldn’t it be great if this actually works? If we can encourage interesting and skilled people like youself, to join. If we can convince them to share their experiences. And maybe encourage them to support their fellow creators. Imagine if we could create one great big community of friends and maybe more… Maybe I could add makers dating in the future.

WHATEVER YOUR INTEREST

Imagine if we could start capturing amazing people’s, making-related questions and experiences. Imagine where it could go, what a wonderful resource we could create.

Help me create the Maker's Database.

If we support each other, each of us will be more successful.
Upholstery

WHATEVER YOUR PASSION

I like the idea of creating opportunities for people to give more formal lessons, lectures. For experts to become mentors. To share people’s websites, projects and products.

I want to help people sell their creations. Help people make more money by sharing business knowledge. There are no limits to where the Maker’s Database can go.
Woodwork

WHATEVER YOUR SKILL LEVEL

Please get involved, I’m going to need help designing where the Maker’s Database goes next.

A YouTube channel, interviews, books, podcasts, blogs… I want to make your creative career as successful as you want it to be.

A picnic, a cake, those little sandwiches with the crusts cut off... Oh, it's exciting to imagine one day having a real world meetup for the Society of Makers.
Jewellery

RECENT SOCIETY OF MAKERS QUESTIONS AND KNOWLEDGE


It is a wonderful thing to learn a new crafting skill, or fabricating technique. It is even more wonderful to show off your creations and support others through sharing your knowledge. Join the Society of Makers, and help us fill the Maker's Database with wonderful stories of creation and excellence.

We hope you enjoy the content on our website. We have many more exciting ideas and additions to come. From community sections to a Maker's Studio where you can share your tutorials. We would even like to create an image scroller call the Maker's Gallery. But our first creation is the Make of the Month awards, where you can vote for the best makers video you have seen that month. Thanks for reading and we'd love to welcome you into the Society of Makers.
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I WOULD LOVE TO WELCOME YOU INTO THE SOCIETY OF MAKERS

So hopefully all of that makes some sort of sense. Basically questions, answers, comments, replies, images etc. All for the world's most creative types. PLUS, a lot more community things to come.

So why not just take a browse through the Maker's Database and if you find someone you can help, well, you know what to do.

Maybe, get a friend involved as well, that would be cool.

Hopefully, I'll see you inside.

Daniel
(still not my signature, really, I need to change that!)

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