Test walk! Is that your walk? *laughs* Cheers! So,
welcome back to another Carpenter’s Daughter video! Last Saturday, I got to go
to Makers Central. And it was at the Birmningham NEC. It was the first of its kind here in
the UK. Organised by fellow YouTuber, Nick from NZ Woodturning. And it was so exciting
where brands, YouTubers and fans could all meet. And generally inspire each other and
have fun. And it was cool to finally meet people in person that I’d spoken to online
as well. And although it was quite a small venue, I was worried I’d get bored within
a couple of hours, but to be honest, I still didn’t manage to get round to every stall.
So I’m sorry if I’ve missed anybody out. And I’ll also leave the channel links to anybody
in the video in the description below as well. But it wasn’t just about woodworking. There
were so many different kinds. From huge projects like the inspired Batmobile. Apparently multiple
cars were used to create this. A couple being smart cars and a main base was a Toyota MR2
Roadster. And if you think I sound like I know what I’m talking about, don’t worry,
I got that straight off the website! And there were absolutely loads of demonstrations as
well. Things you could try on. Tools you could test, which is exactly what I was hoping for.
And just lots of eye candy, like a router table, CNC machines that carved your name
is carpenter’s pencils. Absolutely tonnes of artistic pieces as well. An interesting
contraption here from record Power with a hair dryer with some paint on the other side.
And I even got a prewarning off Average Joe’s Joinery that I’d get mobbed. I didn’t really,
but I did not expect to get spotted by subscribers. You don’t have to be in it. I’ve just bumped
in to some subscribers. Jo and Jack! Hi! Don’t unsubcribe just ‘cos I’m on! They also had
a stage pretty much the whole time, with loads of huge YouTubers to give talks and demonstrations.
Here’s me trying to get in with my camera to see Jimmy Diresta, but unfortunately this
was the closest I could get with my zoom in camera lense. But from what I’d heard from
other friends, he took the time to speak to anybody who wanted to meet him. We just never
crossed paths, so I was quite gutted. There were loads of other things like tapestry,
painted leather. And you could see them in action as well. There were also quite a few
stalls with vintage tools and things you could buy. And something that I particularly loved
was the community feel that it had, because so many pieces were showcased around where
YouTubers had made things for the show. And that’s Nick the man himself. But something
that really inspired me and I can’t wait to actually give it a go is carving spoons. Because
some of you know that I renovate my house, but I also have a food blog. I just think
making things for my food blog where I can use them as food props as well just sounds
total bliss. And the exhibitors on this one were Lee Stoffer from Covert Craft and Chris
from Oneday Wood craft. And this alone impressed me: a whisk from a Christmas tree. And it
was solid as well. And here’s John, Paul and Karol waving to say hello. There’s a lot of
waving in this video. And then to my surprise, I got asked for my first autograph. “I’m sorry,
that’s the best I could do. Thanks very much. And you name is? Ian. Nice to meet you, Ian.
Cheers. Enjoy your coffee. And then for 11:45am, I headed straight to see Christina at Mano
Mano because it’s her who I’ve got to thank for making me think differently about my YouTube
channel. I feel like I’ve made some great friends over at Mano Mano, because I had worked
with a lot of other brands before on my food blog, but my DIY one, I hadn’t. And I didn’t
really know my potential and the team there really helped (cuts off). Booooooooo! *laughs*.
But looks like I broke the TV. Look, it’s Make it Soph! Hello guys! Finally meeting
you. THIS GIRL CAN! This is Dave, my subscriber. Dave Williams. Hiya. Take two. Three, two,
one. MAKERS CENTRAL TWENTY EIGHTEEN! Even better the second time. And it was just cool
to have a look at some of the tools, because I’m sure some of you know that I generally
try not to buy them; only if I need it to get a job done. And I couldn’t resist having
a go at some hand carving on the Axminster stall. This is the base of a seat. Just dip
the handles down a little bit further. So we’re aiming just to remove the high spots.
Well, I’ve got plenty of time to work on a technique. And they also had plenty of space
for people to try pyrography. And now I’m trying to confuse Average Joe’s Joinery. Oh!
How you doing? Very well, you? Ain’t too bad. And then we’ve got Evan and Katelyn in the
background as well. Right, ready, steady, pose! *takes photo*. Look who I’ve found!
And if any of you tried the Triton Beat the Lamp, then please let me know what your time
was below. I was probably the slowest one there, but I did manage to capture John Clothier
getting it in about 49 seconds which was much more impressive than mine. JUST MAKE IT! *laughs*
And finally, thank you to Martin at MG MAKES for sending me this footage. Quite a few of
us were invited to some VIP drinks, but I left early to go camping. And this is what
is what I missed out on! So maybe I’ll catch you all next time.