Meet the Makers: Adam

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Meet the Makers is a series of interviews to help you get to know the awesome folks who are building our makerspace. You might be familiar with Adam in his role as volunteer site moderator at YuKonstruct, but he will soon be starting a new contract position to help further improve our facilities.

Adam, what’s your role at YuKonstruct?
I am doing a short term contract to upgrade signage and training material, and support Logan in facilities maintenance. I am also a very active member and volunteer, mostly in the wood shop.

Why did you first join YuKonstruct?
I signed up because I am building my house, and I saw it as an opportunity to do higher quality finishing work on Yukonstruct’s excellent equipment.

What do you like most about the makerspace?
Hands down, it’s the community. It’s been a real pleasure working somewhere where other people are working on their own projects around me. Everyone is really helpful and keen to share their knowledge. A lot of my time is spent helping others and being helped by others, whether by helping haul something or learning a great tip about woodworking.

What has been your favourite project so far?
Recently I’ve been getting into making Christmas presents on the laser cutter. I’m making coasters, etched inlays for woodworking projects, and earrings out of recycled skateboard decks. It’s pretty amazing how you can precisely cut and etch complex shapes at the touch of a button.

Why should people become YuKonstruct members?
Besides it being an amazing deal for the amount and quality of equipment you get to use, it is a fun place to work on your projects. There are great staff, volunteers, and members. As you get to know the space and the people involved, you will fall in love with this community.