Why I started Maker 37
The story of Maker 37 starts with a self-taught guy working out of his garage and learning the ropes of wood-turning.
In the beginning, I was a wood-turner. I didn't know how to use an iPhone, make a website, talk to a manufacturer, have art designs created, etc. I tripped a bit, moving from turning bowls and vessels, ornaments, hair pins, honey stirrers, etc. to hand-turning, hand-sanding and hand-painting crochet hooks – which was the impetus of what Maker 37 would become.
Imagine someone walking around in the dark and trying to find their way. Move toward the mouth of the cave; things become brighter. Walk outside of the cave and see the world in full view. Maker 37 is the evolutionary expression of that cave journey.
What's the story behind the name, Maker "37"?
We’re not into numerology but we wanted a number. Just a preference. We like the way they look. But what number? Randomly we looked up “37”. Wow! It was ours!
What is the Maker 37 mission?
Scott, lead maker and curator at Maker 37