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David Picciuto On Inspiration And Being Happy Image Credit: Woodcraft Magazine
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David Picciuto On Inspiration And Being Happy

A photographer found it too expensive to have his work framed and decided to make the frames himself.

Chad McClung

After buying a few tools and watching how-to videos, he found his calling. “I want to do woodworking videos and blogs, like these people do,” decided David Picciuto. Here are the highlights from my chat with the host of Make Something (formerly, The Drunken Woodworker), co-host of the podcast Making It, and author of two woodworking project books.

WC: How did Make Something get its start?

DP: I changed the name of the show to Make Something because it became my career. The whole Drunken Woodworker thing was a joke. Sixty percent of the reason for the name change came from an embarrassing moment when a 14-year old kid introduced me to his dad as the “Drunken Woodworker.” The other forty percent was that I wanted to remove ‘woodworker’ from the title. I didn’t want to limit myself. I’m making titanium wedding rings. I’m doing leather work. I plan to get more into metalworking and electronics. I identify more with the maker crowd.

WC How do you survive your busy schedule?

DP: When I was a teenager, my sister made fun of me for being lazy. That stuck with me, and I guess I’m trying to make up for that now. A few years ago, a switch flipped in my brain, and I wanted to create all the time. I’m excited by what I get to do every day. I still can’t believe that when I


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