Episode 167 is here with Trent Dean. Trent is, for lack of a better explanation, a woodworking and metal wizard. He also teaches metal and wood shop classes at a charter school in Sacramento.
In this episode of the show I chat with Trent Dean about how building skateboard ramps eventually lead to him starting Trent Dean Designs; why a completed piece of a woodworking project is much like sending a child into the world; how his projects lead to teaching students analog skills in an increasingly digital world; why procrastination helps him with his creations; the importance of using urban-milled lumber in his projects; the beauty of the relationships built by working at the Hacker Lab; why saying “yes” to challenges leads to opportunities like working with West Elm; and why Sacramento needs so many ice sculpture robots.
The lumber mills mentioned can be found by clicking on the following links:
“Hungaria” by Latché Swing
“The Silent Orchestra” by Hamilton Leithauser