About the Author

Tanner Frisby first started metagrobology (the practice of making or solving puzzles) in the summer of 2007. He went on to make dozens of Rubik’s cube like twisty puzzles over the next few years and still occasionally designs and builds puzzles. However, in the summer of 2009, Tanner started working as a blacksmith’s apprentice under Lorenzo Fortunato of Italian Iron Works, a modern day architectural blacksmith. After learning the basics of metal craft and taking community college classes on welding, Tanner started bladesmithing which eventually turned to gunsmithing. While the initial builds were very crude, the quality of each successive build improves drastically. In the summer of 2014, while taking classes at his university, Tanner embarked on his greatest project to date: Building a Car. With no automotive knowledge and a very limited budget, Tanner acquired a 2001 Volkswagen Jetta, promptly tore it apart and began building a car from the remains. Taking appreciably longer than expected, the project was temporarily halted in January of 2015 as Tanner traveled to Singapore for a semester abroad. The build is set to relaunch by early June, 2015.

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