Jason Moniz (IG:@jaymonemakes)

February 19, 2021

 Welcome to this weeks #weldershowcase - we had the opportunity to sit down with Jason from @jaymonemakes and talk a little shop.

If you would like to be featured in our weekly showcase (100% FREE) please send us an email to leo.benchmarkabrasives@gmail.com to get you scheduled in an upcoming week. These showcases are intended to highlight your skill, your business, and your tips and tricks. Most of all its to have a little fun! Enjoy and Grind On!

This weeks #WELDERSHOWCASE is...

 

Name: Jason Moniz

DBA: Jaymone

Country/State Location: Newman, CA. USA

Socials: IG: @jaymonemakes @jaymone70

 

Tell us about yourself - what inspired you to get into your trade (backstory)? And how long?

My passion for fabrication and making started at an early age. From sanding and painting cars at the age of eight to learning to weld at twelve. My fathers automotive and fabrication background is what guided me on the path I’m currently on now. Making and creating is a living thing inside of me, it’s a part of who I am. It’s something I have to physically Release to function. My Ultimate goal is to expand my craft and knowledge into a thriving business.


What keeps you motivated throughout the day?

The appreciation for getting to do something I’m passionate for. Getting to expel creative energy and a cold beer at the end of the day.

  
 

What is your favorite shop tool and why?

I have a ball ping hammer that I love. That hammer and I have learned so much together that it’s almost like it has a soul, kinda like a living plant. 

  
 

What's your favorite piece that you've worked on?

That has to be my Dad's 1955 Chevy that we have been building for the better part of my life. Nothing like spending time with your Dad and having a cool car to show for it. 

  

If you could have any job as it relates to question 1 what would it be and what would you do with that?

I would love to one day be working for myself building creative art pieces. Large metal sculptures, weird abstract furniture. I plan to get more artistically weird and go down the self-proclaimed artist rabbit hole in my old age.
 
  
 

What BA product is your favorite and why?

Flap Discs, that flap discs that wraps up around the edge (curved flap discs). And the constantly changing consistently bad ass sticker graphics.

  

What tips and tricks do you have for us that might be different or eye opening for others to try with BA product?

Again, the Flap Discs. They out last and out perform comparable products from other companies.

  
 

If there was one person you could collaborate with - who would it be and why?

Hands down Ed Roth. He was such a creative mind and so ahead of his time. He has and will always be a huge inspiration to me. 

  

Do you have any advice for the next generation that you wish you had when you first started?

Don’t let a lack of tool, experience, work space, or money stop you from making. Just start doing it and what you need will slowly, with hard work, come to you. 

  
 

What are your future plans for your shop?

Clean the shop lol. Organize and build more fixtures in jigs to help with positive workflow.

A Note From Leo:


Thanks for sharing your story with us, Jason! We look forward to seeing you push forward with your craft.. oh, and that's a pretty sweet looking Chevy!




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