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Maker Nation: Woodworking & Miniatures 

Lindsay Patross

In this episode, host Ashley Adams profiles makers in Oklahoma and New Orleans. 

Woodworking in Oklahoma with Ashley Basnight

Ashley Basnight is a software engineer at Boeing and a self-taught woodworker. She has built a following on Instagram @smashingdiy and her website, Handmade Haven, offers tutorials and plans for making your own furniture. 

Follow: @smashingdiy on Instagram 

Mysteries and miniatures with Lady Delaney in New Orleans

Lauren Delaney George is a maker and author who specializes in making curiosities and miniatures. Check out Lady Delaney’s miniature shop on Etsy to see more of her handmade curiosities. You can also pick up her book, “All Dolled Up” to learn how to make fashions for paper dolls. 

Follow: @Lady.Delaney on Instagram

Interested in more New Orleans ghost stories? Check out our stories on haunted spots New Orleans!

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Like Hogwarts for strings, Salvador Giardina’s Old Metairie shop Stringed Instruments Restoration & Making is a musical wonderland

There are no neon lights in the window to catch the attention of passersby, as there are at the neighboring shops. Like something from the Wizarding World, it’s as if a person might only notice the shadowy doorway and peeling gold and silver letters on the glass if they’ve specifically come looking for them.

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