Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Make Something If You Can. Own Something Someone Made In Turn


I've lived a fair bit now. Long enough to see simple commodities that everyone thought were consigned to the ministrations of machines alone on a factory floor being made by hand again.

Of course movies are made by, for, and about robots now, instead of people, so the economy is still in equilibrium.

6 comments:

vanderleun said...

Stole that as quickly as humanly possible. My rowbot woulda dun hit kwicker.

Leon said...

that video is not a "how to" it's marketing. i knew a guy who made custom knives {gone just over a year now} which were, in almost every respect, better. his shop and technique bore no resemblance to this any more than if i made a single fancy table would compare to sipp's shop and output. {or tried to write a sentence compared to either Gerald or Sipp me thinks after rereading the last one} its just one of those things that you know when you see.

Dinah said...

That was lovely! I really never tire of seeing someone create something by hand. Thanks!

Casey Klahn said...

No man can own too many knives. High carbon, ferrous steel is preferred, too. But, it requires care.

Sam L. said...

This is the long, slow way to do it, but the result is worth it--to some. It is amazing what people can do with Damascus patterns. (Look at BLADE Magazine.) I note he talked about the folding, but didn't mention the twisting. (If you have nothing better to do, get bars of clay in different colors, stack, press, fold, twist, and repeat until you have amazed yourself or the wife says STOP THAT NONSENSE YOU'RE NOT A KID ANYMORE!

Johnny Glendale said...

Wonderful. I used to collect big, sharp, pointy things like this, and I I knew a lot of the folks in that world, but Mr. Neeman is new to me.