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Beard Multitool

Beard Multitool
$33  Buy Comment

Keep your facial hair tamed and tidy with miniFab’s Swiss Army-like grooming tool. It packs fine and wide-toothed combs as well as a dull blade for scooping their organic beard balm. Available in paduak, maple, walnut, or bamboo, all with bamboo blades.

Recycled Skateboard Coffee Table

Recycled Skateboard Coffee Table
$1299  Buy Comment

Skate or Design creates vibrant and functional home accessories and furniture from reclaimed skateboard decks. The highlight of their collection is this 40″ wide coffee table covered in colorful wood decks. A hidden steel frame underneath provides structure and rigidity.

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Making Kumiko Lattice

Making Kumiko Lattice

The Japanese craft of Kumiko requires the use of thousands of tiny, carefully cut sticks of wood, each individually placed to form intricate lattice panels. Is it just us or does the music they added to the video sound like end of Saturday Night Live at 4:43?

Origin X Titanium Ring

Origin X Titanium Ring
$215  Buy Comment

Richter Scale Rings makes unique jewelry that stands out from the crowd, offering truly masculine designs like this gunmetal grey titanium wedding band. We love the rounded square design, and the tiny holes which keep it lightweight and ventilated.

Precision Painting Ceramics

Precision Painting Ceramics

Video of the incrediblly steady hand of an artist from Japanese tableware company Kutani Choemon, as they embellish a ceramic dish with delicate linework, and floods of colored glaze that we were convinced would spill out of the lines, but miraculously don’t.

Making a Clock from Scratch

Making a Clock from Scratch

Clickspring edited down footage from their extensive 23-part video series of a long-term build which took them over 1,000 hours to create – an elegant, fully functional timepiece built entirely in their machine shop. Sit back and chill for the next 12 minutes of wonder.

Making a Kokeshi Doll

Making a Kokeshi Doll

We don’t usually play with dolls (just Funko figures), but we couldn’t resist sharing this video that showcases the craftsmanship that goes into handmaking these classic Japanese figurines. The part where artist Yasuo Okazaki applies the paint rings is just so satisfying.

Pinball Lamp Shades

Pinball Lamp Shades
$90  Buy Comment

OutsideEdge Products creates these cool handmade lamp shades which each feature four miniature versions of the backglass art from classic pinball machines. Each shade measures 10 1/2″ h x 14 3/4″ w x 14 3/4″ d, and comes with black or white speckled borders.

Walnut Plateau Keycaps

Walnut Plateau Keycaps
$23/4 pk  Buy Comment

Give your keyboard an upgrade with these walnut wood keycaps from MechanicalleeKBs. They work with Cherry MX compatible keys, and are sold in sets of 4, so this could get expensive. We wish they sold a complete set with modifier keys and spacebar too.

Skateboard to Pocket Knife

Skateboard to Pocket Knife

Made By Skateboarding shows us the process of taking old skateboard decks, slicing, relaminating, and reworking the wood to transform them into new objects. In this case, we get a cool pocket knife we’d be proud to own. You can buy their knives here.

Pillbox Baseball Bats

Pillbox Baseball Bats
$195-$245  Buy Comment

Looking for a truly unique gift for a baseball fan? Pillbox Bat Co. creates these solid maple bats handpainted with a variety of neat designs. They’re coated with urethane so can actually be played with – though we wouldn’t want to risk a broken bat with our massive arm strength.

How Oak Barrels are Made

How Oak Barrels are Made

An extensive look at handmaking oak barrels for spirits such as wine and whiskey. This compilation of footage from three different German cooperages shows how they have as much in common as they have that’s different. Those giant barrels are truly something.

BlackDog Bottle Openers

BlackDog Bottle Openers
$20-$28  Buy Comment

We dig the roughhewn look of BlackDog Iron Works‘ hand-forged steel bottle openers. They’ve got a wire-brushed finish, a sueded leather tassle, and are sealed with beeswax. They’re available with stamped personalization, making them perfect groomsmen’s gifts.

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Cherry Wood Nixie Clock

Cherry Wood Nixie Clock
$750  Buy Comment

California artist J A Woodwork handcrafts fantastic desktop timepieces from uniquely charactered woods. Our personal favorite is Clock #017, which is made from a chunk of insect-bored cherry wood, with its six Nixie gas tubes mounted horizontally.

Concrete Pourover Coffee Maker

Concrete Pourover Coffee Maker
~$116  Buy Comment

Ideal for coffee purists, SmartConcrete’s wonderfully deconstructed coffee maker is made from copper tube with a concrete base. Insert the glass funnel, add your filter, and start slowly pouring. A cork base keeps glassware from sliding. Handmade in Germany.

Making a Bamboo Fishing Rod

Making a Bamboo Fishing Rod

If you thought that you could just stick a piece of fishing line on a piece of bamboo and call it a day, you’d be very wrong. Nick Taransky does it the right way, paistakingly handcrafting a proper split bamboo fly rod that we’d be truly proud to own.

Metal Rod Bottle Opener

Metal Rod Bottle Opener
$17-$19  Buy Comment

We love the simplicity of FutureRelic’s rod-shaped bottle opener. Its shape reminds us of keychain flashlights, but this tool is perfect for opening a cold brew. Available in copper-finish bronze, brass, or stainless steel, with a knurled grip. Measured 2.25″ long.

The Birth of a Weapon Pt. 1

The Birth of a Weapon Pt. 1

After showing us how to make tools and build a house, John Neeman Tools presents the steps of completely handcrafting a traditional English longbow – starting from a log, and finishing with a functional weapon. Handmade bows are available for preorder from Neemanbows.com.

Kami Wooden Mug

Kami Wooden Mug
$67  Buy Comment

Each of these stunning wood mugs is handmade by Japanese craftsman Takahashi Kougei. The master woodworker turns castor aralia wood down to a thickness of just 2mm. Holds 9oz, and coated in food-grade urethane. Needless to say, it’s hand-wash only.

Recycled Skateboard Pencil Holder

Recycled Skateboard Pencil Holder
$20  Buy Comment

Jeff Gray of Scene3Designs makes all sorts of nifty items by stacking, sanding, and laminating layers of cutoff wood from a skateboard maker. One of our faves is this pencil holder. We’d love to see him make a version that holds tools too.

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Capital Coin Rings

Capital Coin Rings
$160-$400  Buy Comment

Wonderful rings handcrafted using antique coins from the U.S. Civil War era. Each one is unique and made from 90% silver / 10% copper. Perfect from history buffs, coin collectors, or anyone who appreciates fine craftwork. Available in men’s and women’s sizes.

Elastic Precision Rubber Band Guns

Elastic Precision Rubber Band Guns
$25-$115  Buy Link Comment

Elastic Precision offers handmade rubber band guns based on real firearms. The Walther PPK can be loaded with up to 5 rubber bands, the Model 1911 with up to 6 rubber bands and the MP5 with up to 24 rubber bands.

Cycling Ride Pouch

Cycling Ride Pouch
$79  Buy Comment

The perfect carry for cyclists, WaterField’s handmade leather and nylon pouch holds protects your phone in a visible pouch, and offers space for bike tools and other small accessories, and includes a mini wallet for cash, keys and ID.

Vansh Poseidon Pewter Flask

Vansh Poseidon Pewter Flask
$120  Buy Comment

A very special, very limited-edition flask, handcrafted in England by the Sheffield Pewter Craft Company for Vansh. Each one features a dramatic image of the Greek god of the sea set into its face. Holds 4oz, forged from 100% rustproof pewter and acid washed for effect.

Deal: Slim Timber Wood Wallet

Deal: Slim Timber Wood Wallet
$30  Buy Comment

A unique take on the minimal wallet, each Slim Timber wallet is handcrafted from walnut or rosewood and leather, with an elastic strap that provides quick access to cards. Holds up to 8 credit cards, and also works as a business card holder. Save 14% in The Awesomer Shop.

Artisan Dice

Artisan Dice
$27-$327  Buy Comment

The workshop of Artisan Dice creates incredible limited-run dice in wood, metal, bone, stone, steel, acrylic, Teflon, carbon fiber and more. They even make dice from old whiskey barrels. Check out their YouTube channel to learn more about how they’re made.

justAjar Letterpress Posters

justAjar Letterpress Posters
$4-$200  Buy Comment

Oh, how we love the nostalgic, quirky goodness of Sara and Bobby Rosenstock’s letterpress collection. Handmade on their Vandercook press, with woodcut illustrations and great color combinations, it doesn’t even matter if we missed the show – we still feel connected.

The Golden Apple

The Golden Apple

Artist and computer builder Love Hultén has outdone himself with his latest build, a 100% scale accurate Macintosh 128k replica, handcrafted from wood. Inside, it sports a Mac Mini and a modern LCD screen, making it both useful and a thing of beauty.

Printed Leather Luggage Tags

Printed Leather Luggage Tags
$26-$52  Buy Comment

It’ll be a lot easier to identify your bag on the carousel with one of these handsome handcut leather luggage tags from Porter & Hazel. Choose from a variety of sentiments offered, or customize one with a fave quote or personal info.

Folded Lighting Collection

Folded Lighting Collection
$350-$1250  Buy Comment

Tel Aviv-based artist Ariel Zuckerman uses paper origami techniques to create his striking lighting series; he stretches, folds and twists two dimensional sheets for the unexpected result, which looks great whether illuminated or not.

Crafted (Trailer)

Crafted (Trailer)
$1-$2  Buy Link Comment

“Where things come from matter.” Morgan Spurlock’s short documentary features five artisans: a seventh generation potter, two chefs and two knife makers. Crafted looks at their fears, failures, passion and achievements.

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