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Sep'12

The Tradesman – A movie all “makers” should watch…

If you are a maker, a craftsman(or woman) or someone who knows the satisfaction of working with your hands, you will enjoy this movie. It shows very smart and hard working people doing difficult work. The kind of work many of us avoid doing.  But, this documentary is a striking example of why we NEED skilled trades people and why they are a crucial part of the success of America. These are the people that MADE this country, they are the innovators, the creators of companies and they are disappearing! At the very least, you will understand how these hard …

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10

Sep'12

Vocademy at the Sand Sports Super Show!

Hello Vocademy fans! We will have our first booth at the Sand Sport Show this weekend  (September 14th,15th and 16th) in Costa Mesa California at the OC Fairgrounds.  Our number one  goal is to interview show attendees and find out what they would want to create or learn at Vocademy. Of course, the second goal is more exposure to potential makers and members. So stop by and say hello. We will be in building #14, booth #328 and would love to see you there:  SSS SHOW If off-road vehicles is your thing, this is a must-see event! From trucks, to …

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Aug'12

The Knifemaker. A beautiful example of hands-on skills.

A man who finds what he really loves is a man who will never have to work a day in his life. I truly believe that. In this case Joel Bukiewicz has got it figured out.  He’s the owner of a high end cutlery shop called  Cut Brooklyn.  As any chef can tell you, the knife is the most important tool in the kitchen.  If you love to cook, want to know everything about kitchen knives or appreciate hand made objects, you must watch this video! This video shows not only how he makes knives, but all the intricacies of …

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24

Aug'12

A DIY BATPOD! The Vietnamese version.

The DIY abilities of human beings astonish me every day.  Just recently I found another amazing example on YouTube.  Those that have seen the Batman movies are well aware of the super-cool (but not realistic) Batpod motorcycle.  Something the studios spent tens of thousand of dollars making. It’s an impressive machine and the video below does a great job of showing how it came to be.   What’s more impressive is the man in Vietnam who made his own version.  What you will see in the video below might not seem that impressive, but keep in mind the very limited …

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21

Aug'12

600 jobs go unfilled, at one company!

John Stossel has been a long time news reporter and is a consumer advocate.  He does a great job of uncovering the truth and reveals misconceptions we all may share.  He has written some fantastic books, such as: Give Me A Break, Myths Lies and Downright Stupidity and No, They Cant!  I’d highly recommend reading all three, but be prepared to discover how much we are being deceived. For the past few years, he has had a great TV show on Fox News.  I know that Fox has a heavy “right leaning” bias, but I tend to think that Stossel …

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