Jim Crown, Crown Plane


1. What is the #1 most played song on your ipod/audio device of choice? I play Kyuss When the circus leaves town a lot but usually iPod is on shuffle variety is the spice of life

2. What is your favorite food? Mexican

3. Who is your celebrity twin? No one I stand alone in my looks!

4. When you were five, what did you want to be when you grew up? Batman

5. If you could live in any time period in history or future, when would it be and why? I guess now that's why I'm here

6. Who is your role model, and why? Never really had a role model but respected many who have been in my life it's dangerous to put someone on a pedestal 

7. What is your “day job?” What does a day in your life look like? Crown plane has been my job for the last 15 years

8. When you aren’t working or making stuff, what do you love to do? What do you hate to do? Playing music been in bands since 1994. Go back to working in a kitchen

9. What would your dream life look like? How do you see your life moving towards that dream in the next year? The next five years? Doing what I'm doing now with no bills. Just keep hammering on 

10. What has your greatest success in life been so far? Or, what does "success" look like for you and when will you have achieved it? Not working for the man and just being able to keep doing it

11. Was there a mentor/inspiration that taught or guided you to become a maker? Or what was the catalyst that lead you to start making stuff? My father let me hang out in his shop as a kid and from then on I worked with my hands doing something. 

12. What’s the coolest thing you have ever made?Music in a band

13. How long have you been seriously pursuing making stuff and perfecting your craft? Last 20 odd years

14. When do you have your best ideas? What inspires them? When I least expect it 

15 Who are some of your favorite makers? Macintosh Stickley Wright

16 Who is your biggest fan? my dogs Hank and Loretta

17 What brings you the most joy? What gets you really excited? What makes you laugh? Music has since as long as I can remember and it's always been there. Playing in front of people. My friends 

18. What do you wish someone told you when you first got started making stuff? (Or maybe someone did tell you and you wish you had listened)? Take care when creating become your job the lines can get blurred

19. Any other advice for people wanting to follow in your footsteps? Have at it and enjoy 

Posted on October 25, 2014 .