Kyle Emerick’s story: how to turn a hobby into a profession
We work every day to create a community in which connect designers, makers and designers..
A community in which transparency, trust and communication in all directions are values that identify and guide us. Therefore, from the minute one we want to promote a meeting point where we all know each other.
For this, what better way than to present those who have already launched to participate in Faberin, either designing, or making exclusive products a la carte, upon request and setting the margin to earn for it. This is something that can be achieved in only 3 clicks, and the first of them you have at your fingertips from this moment, registering as a manufacturer.
Returning to the beginning, the aim of this post is to meet one of the makers who have recently joined Faberin. This is Kyle Emerick, an American, native of the state of California, who has arrived with great strength and proactivity.
Don’t you know him yet? Let’s not wait any longer!
Kyle Emerick, new maker in Faberin, in his workshop next to one of his works
Turn your passion into your job and you will never work.
Kyle has not always been a craftsman , it was 3 years ago when he felt that this was his vocation, he came naturally and he explains: “I made a chair for my daughter and I had a lot of fun doing it. In the process of making the chair I bought some new tools that allowed me to do other projects. This led us to fully enter the world of wood, buying a CNC machine and finally starting a business.
This activity has become his means of earning income by working in a small improvised carpentry workshop in his garage, but it’s not just that, since he himself defines his work as a “hobby” that he takes very seriously, never ceasing to learn and create new pieces. Without expecting it, Kyle Emerick has carried out that premise of turning a passion into a profession so as never to have to work.
If we ask him what he likes most about it, he’s clear: “I really like to learn more about wood and metal craftsmanship. Both go very well together and are very different from others, which makes them a challenge.” In short, learning is the daily life of this craftsman, and we do not doubt that this is the way to never stop improving.
Kyle Emerick working on a new project
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Kyle Emerick working on a new project
Kyle is a versatile maker that rolls over and adapts completely to each project. However, he confesses that the materials he uses the most are Baltic birch and hardwood , as these are the most requested materials there.
However, it has no problem working with composite materials and has already done some metal machining .
In addition, he tells us that he has used a multitude of materials: acrylic, MDF, ABS, PVC, leather….
According to the materials that star in your day to day, we find the typology of your tools. Emerick has a very complete workshop composed by a CNC router, assembler, planer, tape saw, drill, table saw, and a multitude of manual tools such as its collection of manual brushes.
Emerick has only been around for 3 years, but he has fully entered this world using whatever is necessary to give his work a perfect finish.
But if something characterizes his style is his focus on the customer, for this manufacturer satisfaction goes beyond money, he is much more concerned about what the customer has to say about the part that Kyle has made. Pride and recognition of a job well done is what really fills you.
In order to do this, he tries to embody perfection in his work: “Doing it better every time is what drives me, continuous improvement,” he says.
Kyle Emerick's work tools in his workshop
Machinery in operation during the manufacture of one of Emerick's parts
Willing to contribute in Faberin.
Kyle Emerick came to Faberin and, attracted by the high quality articles already manufactured by other makers, which transmitted modernity to him, decided to join this great community.
Totally convinced that he can fit into this way of working and wanting to bring the modernity that attracted him, Kyle leaves us a statement of intentions: “I bring Faberin a new set of ideas to make new pieces and build them with passion”.
However, with these desires that he shows us, we hope that he will soon manufacture one of the designs that are available on our website, and we take advantage of these lines to welcome this great maker to our community. We are looking forward to enjoying his pieces!
The manufacturer Kyle Emerick along with part of his machinery
If, like Kyle, you are a craftsman, manufacturer or maker and want to be the first to make exclusive designs , take the step: join Faberin and discover which design goes best with you. Remember, in Faberin, you set the price and decide which markets you want to sell to. In Faberin, you are the protagonist.
Words by Laura