Meet the Makers – Edgren Bilt

George

Tell us about yourself.
My name is George Edgren. I own a small business “Edgren Bilt” in Wild Rose, WI. I have been an artist since middle school and a fabricator since high school. I decided to mix metal and art a few years ago and never stopped since.

Toothless

What are you presenting at Maker Faire Milwaukee?
I am presenting my metal interpretation of the dragon, Toothless, from “How to Train Your Dragon”.

Why is making important to you?
Building and making things is how I express myself and my emotions.

What was the first thing you remember making?
The first thing I made was a yo-yo when I was about 10 years old. It was wooden and had a skull carved in it. It was a little rough but that was my start.

Death

What have you made that you are most proud of?
I made a custom motorcycle named “Death”. It is a tribute to a friend that passed away in a motorcycle accident. It has a coffin sidecar and there are skulls everywhere. I’m most proud of that build.

Given an unlimited budget, what would you make?
If I had an unlimited budget, I would build cars and motorcycles that were more art than vehicle.