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Scott Carpenter - Maker to the Big League Pros

Scott Carpenter - Maker to the Big League Pros

Scott Carpenter’s life is a study in persistence. Early on, he had the idea to make a synthetic baseball glove. That idea remained with him through years of fine art education and other jobs, including one at a big name sporting equipment manufacturer. His idea grew and developed, and now Carpenter Trade Gloves are worn in the major leagues by players who choose them based on quality, not endorsement deals. Our conversation with Scott covers many topics, including:
- fine art and its influence on Scott’s maker career
- learning from the competition
- the motivational value of being told “No”
- paying dues and learning from the competition
- dispelling the mystique of a complex process
- turning a hobby into a business and the importance of enjoying what you do
- balancing handwork and machine processes without compromising quality