Welcome, MakerCast Listeners!

Hey everybody!

I was fortunate to be the guest on this week’s MakerCast. Jon is a fantastic interviewer and I’m honored he wanted me on his show. You can listen via your favorite podcast aggregator or by following the link above.

Here is the “Paper Olympians” article I mentioned in the podcast. You can read all of my work at http://makezine.com/author/billlivolsi

I will periodically post updates about the Jimmy DiResta book, but for now: I’m writing a book with Jimmy DiResta. It’s going to be awesome.

More later.


Welcome, Reclaimed Audio listeners!

Hello everybody! I was honored to appear on Episode 32 of the Reclaimed Audio Podcast, which will release Wednesday, June 15th. I had a great time with Phil, Tim, and Lutes and I hope to talk to them again soon.

As I said during the show, my name isn’t the easiest thing to spell, so here’s where you can find my work:

I am a freelance writer for Make: Magazine. I write about makers doing unique and inspiring work. I love doing this, because it allows me to use a skill I developed over my entire career to highlight people doing great things on a platform that reaches millions of people.

I have a YouTube channel where I make videos about trying to make efficient use of a small workshop space. I’m working out of a one car garage (hence the channel name), so I want people to know that you can do great stuff without a huge workspace. Some sample videos you might enjoy include the walnut and steel workshop stool, the clear storage drawers, the etched steel sign, and the Maker Faire Bay Area 2016 wrap-up.

You can also find me on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and Patreon.

Thanks so much!


Preview: New Project Video Tuesday

Hi everyone!

First of all, if you haven’t been paying attention over at Make: Magazine, I have a new article about Get Hands Dirty. I really enjoyed writing this piece; Cristiana is a great artist and a very thoughtful person. I encourage you to go check it out.

Second, I’ve finished my latest project and the video edit is just about done (I have one more shot to get, but I have to wait for the sun to come out and it’s been cloudy all week). I will have the video out on Tuesday on my YouTube channel.

walnut and steel bar stool

Third, t-shirts are still available in the store. All shirts are now silkscreened, so they should last a good long time. Go have a look.

Thanks, and work safe!

I’m not dead! Just resting!

Beautiful plumage. Et cetera.

So I’m sure some of you are wondering where on earth I’ve run off to since late March. That’s fair, and I apologize for the disappearing act. While I haven’t been producing much in the way of videos, that doesn’t mean I have been idle! Here’s some of the stuff I’ve been working on: Continue reading

Thank You For Your Support!

The first run of One Car Workshop shirts is complete, and I want to thank everyone who purchased one for being awesome and offering their support. It means a lot to me. The second run of shirts (using silkscreen instead of heat-transfer) is now available in the store, so go check that out. Anyone who purchased one of the first-run shirts can contact me for a special coupon code giving them a serious discount.

Most people who received a shirt have already sent a photo, which I love! Continue reading