Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Mason Built His Pinewood Derby Car

I grew up doing Cub Scouts as a kid.  I always found the Pinewood Derby to be one of the most fun activities!  Being able to spend time with my dad and build a car to race!  I don't remember how well my car worked when I was a kid but, I do remember the time together.

I can only hope that Mason will remember the time we spent together with him learning how to build his Pinewood Derby Car.

Please enjoy this video I made of him building his car!

Tuesday, August 1, 2017


    As a MAKER, I've always looked at the tools around me to see what would help me with my workflow on projects.

    Back in 2012 Edward Ford had successfully run a Kickstarter for his DIY CNC machine called ShapeOko and had partnered with Inventables for fulfilment.  This is when I got my ShapeOko CNC!
    It was small with a cutting bed of only 7"x7".  I was able to modify it from there to accomplish the tasks that I needed.  Personally I would love to upgrade to this newer model X-Carve so that I can use the stronger router.  If you are inclined to get into CNC this is a great machine.  I've had mine since 2012 and had very little maintenance in order to keep it running.

    There are great tutorials out there to help with the setup and the workflow. Best yet, I'm always willing to hangout and chat with you about anything to do with the machines. Before you jump into a CNC machine; create a free Easel account with Inventables to see what kind of things you can do with their free software.

   Here are a few links to the machines as well as their Easel software.

X-Carve Machine: https://www.inventables.com/technologies/x-carve?ref=MakeTinkerShare
Easel: https://www.inventables.com/technologies/easel?ref=MakeTinkerShare
Carvey: https://www.inventables.com/technologies/carvey?ref=MakeTinkerShare
Inventables: https://www.inventables.com/?ref=MakeTinkerShare

Sunday, January 15, 2017


I feel like the first post should be something that welcomes you and helps you understand what we are about.

Let's start off with introductions.

We are the Schaefermeyers.  My name is Marc and my wife is Brittney.  We have 4 kids who keep us very busy.  I have a passion for Making things and learning how things work.  And when I say "things" I mean "anything".  I enjoy Tinkering with things by pulling them apart to learn how they were built, how they work, what changes I would make to them and how I would make them better.  Any parent can attest that children ask a lot of questions.  They want to know everything.  We as humans are inquisitive about our surroundings.  This is why we need to Share our findings.  People want to learn, they want to be taught.

This is why we started the company Make•Tinker•Share!  A place for us to sell the projects that we Make, display the things we Tinker with and Share all of this information with the World.

If you have read this far and you are interested in learning more, please consider subscribing to our YouTube channel and following us on all our Social Medias.