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The Birth of a Dugout Canoe

The Birth of a Dugout Canoe

The Northmen Guild (fka John Neeman Tools) made this short film showing engineer and wood craftsman Rihards Vidzickis making one of his specialties: a dugout canoe. The process took place over a few months. We just want that paddle.

Nixie Chess Set

Nixie Chess Set

A truly unique chess set that uses old-school nixie tubes as its game pieces. Each tube displays a symbol on top representing its position, and they glow without wires or plugs thanks to wireless inductive power. Also available as a DIY Kit for about $300 less.

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Making an Espresso Pot

Making an Espresso Pot

This Old Tony was in the mood for a cup of espresso, only he didn’t have an espresso maker around. So being a highly resourceful craftsman, he decided to grab a couple of hunks of aluminum, and set to lathing and milling his own from scratch.

Scravis Creepy Mugs

Scravis Creepy Mugs
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Ceramicist Jo Scravis creates amazing clay mugs featuring gross, disfigured, and downright disturbing characters from our world and beyond. Each one of a kind work of art is wheel-thrown, then hand-sculpted and painted with food-safe glazes.

Making Handblown Sheet Glass

Making Handblown Sheet Glass

For many years, sheet glass was was made by blowing glass tubes, then cracking off the ends and scoring them, slowly reheating and cutting them open, then ironing them flat. This brief video from Bendheim Art Glass demonstrates the key steps of this nearly lost art.

Beard Multitool

Beard Multitool
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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
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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.

Origin X Titanium Ring

Origin X Titanium Ring
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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
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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
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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.

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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
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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.

BlackDog Bottle Openers

BlackDog Bottle Openers
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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.

Cherry Wood Nixie Clock

Cherry Wood Nixie Clock
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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
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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.

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.

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Kami Wooden Mug

Kami Wooden Mug
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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
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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.

Capital Coin Rings

Capital Coin Rings
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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

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
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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
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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.

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