002: The Acadian’s Chris Cavallari – Making Mistakes and Practicing

“You’re gonna fail. At some point you’re gonna make mistakes, you’re gonna fail. It’s learning from those mistakes and moving forward and making something better that makes you a good maker.”

Where to find The Acadian‘s Chris Cavallari
The Acadian – Maine Custom Carry on Instagram
The Acadian – Maine Custom Carry on Facebook
The Acadian – Maine Custom Carry on Twitter

Small Moments for iOS by Gavin St. Ours
The Art and Science of Every Day Carry
Christ Church College at Oxford and Harry Potter
“The Shawshank Redemption” oak tree

This week’s nerd is Chris Cavallari, the man behind The Acadian – Maine Custom Carry. Chris created The Acadian – Maine Custom Carry as a hobby to have that kept him close to home nad family while also satisfying his need to create. The Acadian is inspired by his personal experiences of being a boy scout, his rustic esthetic in general, and his home state of Maine. We discuss how Chris learned the skills necessary to turn wood and create pens, The Acadian’s evolution from a hobby into a business, some special pens that will be of interest to fans of The Shawshank Redemption, and Harry Potter, and how failure turns practice into learning.

In a different life Chris and I had a podcast called “Create Consume Delete,” which focused on the technical aspects of media and media creation. This was when he was running a video production company and I had was running a recording studio. It’s been many years since either of us called those our jobs and it was great to get together again to create an episode of a podcast.

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