Why did you become a Steward?
I’m new to Bend, and in my previous town, I found the maker community was where I felt most at home. When I heard about DIYCave, I had to visit, and I quickly found the community here to be every bit as wonderful – and even more welcoming – than my previous community. Of course, I wanted to be of service to these wonderful people, and acting as a Steward was the best way I could see to deepen my connections in this new home.
What is your favorite part of being a Steward?
Meeting new people who are interested in becoming members, sharing with them the excitement I have about having such an amazing resource to make their dream projects a reality.
What skills are you hoping to improve on while being a Steward?
I want to build my welding and metal shop skills. Turning and milling metal is a beautiful practice in physics and clever tooling. Welding is further fun with physics and metallurgy. Both involve learning more about the structure of materials and objects we tend to take for granted every day, and I find them endlessly fascinating.
What is your favorite project you witnessed while spending time at DIYcave?
I’ve had great fun working toward getting the CNC mill and CNC plasma table back into operation. Those have been my own Steward projects and they’ve been super gratifying. Getting software to move things in the real world so that objects can be created with more speed and precision than human hands – that’s the good stuff, y’know?
Inspired by Moto’s story? Stop by the Cave for a tour and learn more about becoming a Steward.