Who, What, Where, and Why?
Mastercrafts Magazine is produced by Kilroy's Workshop, Inc., an independent trade school located in Colorado Springs. We have a blast teaching classes on everything from blacksmithing to theatre set design. In fact, we’ll train well over 1,000 students ages 9 and up this year alone!
People love doing this stuff in our shop, but we want to give that same experience to students who might not be able to make it here.
That’s where Mastercrafts Magazine comes in!
Delivery: Print to your door
Frequency: Quarterly to ensure quality content and projects
First Issue: Before Christmas 2018 for the first 7,000 subscriptions
Mastercrafts Magazine is family-friendly fun that exposes youth and young adults to tons of different trade skills, at-home projects, and inspiring profiles!
Sick of Ads?
This is about you and your creativity, and not a bunch of inserts and tear outs! Ads are very limited and are relevant.
Why Print & Not Digital?
We deliberately decided to do a print magazine and not go digital. Who doesn't like getting something in the mail that isn't a bill? Kids certainly do. No battery charger is required, and they can take it to the garage and tinker all day. Also, when was the last time you eagerly anticipated the most recent blog post from a website and couldn't wait to get online to check it out. An awesome magazine though is something to look forward to.
What Specific Topics Are Covered?
We have projects that you can do at home.
- Create your own working hovercraft.
- Build a propane forge at home - with adult supervision, of course.
- Craft wooden props for your own video production.
Lots of cool projects are on their way to your door.
You’ll also learn about cool tools & amazing craft skills all designed to unlock your creative genius! Safely operate an oxy-fuel torch or a plasma cutter, and learn welding skills and how they are used in different careers. We’ll walk you through forging techniques, and discover how the metal changes with heating and cooling. How does wood grain impact the strength of your wood projects? What cool stuff can you make with PVC piping? It’s in Mastercrafts Magazine!
Read about professionals who do glass blowing, instrument making, carpentry, underwater welding, theatre and movie set design, and other fun and creative things for a living. In one issue we interview a former NFL player who became a farmer raising plants and fish so he could help people in other countries grow food. He needed to learn plumbing, so he learned it. He needed to learn welding, so he did! You can learn and create and do so much! It’s in Mastercrafts Magazine!
Join us by choosing one of the rewards posted here. If you’re in the first 7,000 subscribers we are all set to deliver the first issue to your door before Christmas. Sign up for yourself, your loved ones, or your office for the waiting room or break room! We have multiple reward levels capped off with the ultimate trip to Colorado to forge something incredible!
Join us today to support creativity and the mastercrafts that build our world!
Risks and challenges
Challenge: Engaging Topics
Our Response: Mastercrafts Magazine has an awesome independent trade school behind it, as well as some pretty cool students who love to push the creative envelope. Our hope is that our readers will come up with some unique suggestions along the way too! Finding engaging topics isn't our problem. Having so many ideas and fun projects that we'll never be able to cover them all is!
Challenge: Efficient Print-to-Door Service
Our Response: We have this covered! Our printer specializes in magazines just like this, and everything is in place to ship on time every time.
Challenge: Design & Layout
Our Response: We've partnered with an amazing designer who has been doing this for ... let's just say he's very experienced doing exactly what he is doing here.
Challenge: Finding Experienced Writers
Our Response: We are very blessed to have staff writers with dozens of articles published internationally, as well as a half-dozen books published in 18 languages, including one best-selling title.
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