"I'm Benjamin Engle. I'm 20 years old, studying to be a mechanical engineer. And I am a Maker.
What is that you may ask? I believe it is anyone who has a passion to create, design and make something rather than going to simply buy it off of a store shelf. You gain much more knowledge and there is a greater satisfaction knowing that you made it yourself.
About 6 months ago I had the itch to take on a big project of designing and building my own CNC machine. CNC stands for computer numerically controlled which means you can take an image in a computer and cut it out or carve it with that machine. After about 5 months of countless hours in the garage (and lots of YouTube videos), I finally have a working machine! I built it mainly to be able to accurately build more electric guitars but there are many other applications as well. Recently I had been playing around with making solid walnut and maple rings. With the CNC I can get exact dimensions to custom fit any finger. So after a couple prototypes and modifications I am putting them up in the dead last page for you to enjoy.
I am excited to see how my business will grow. It is accomplishing to step back and see and know you are inspiring people through the things you make. I hope my craft will remind people to keep creating and to support the handmade."