Watch this cool first person view of hand making a knife

Here’s a really cool video showing the daily routine of Chelsea Miller, a knife maker. It’s fun because it’s filmed from her perspective so you get to see what it really takes. Fiercely Curious, who made the video, writes, “Chelsea Miller hand makes stunning knives out of old horse rasp files. She often uses maple… »10/16/15 8:45pm10/16/15 8:45pm


Making a clay bottle from dirt you find on the ground is messy fun

In continuing his really awesome hand made series, Andy George of How to Make Everything learns how clay pots and bottles are made from the very beginning (dirt!) to the beautiful end (ceramics). In between, you see him show us every step of the process like digging up the dirt, filtering out the crap in the dirt,… »10/05/15 11:00pm10/05/15 11:00pm

Hand making a suit at home takes $4000, 10 months, cotton picking and a lot of animal shearing

What does it take to truly make a handmade suit? If you want to do every step of the process on your own, it takes a lot and a lot and a lot of work. Think about the materials that go into a suit: the cotton, the wool, the knitting, the silk and more. You have to pick the cotton, you have to shear the sheep, you have… »9/29/15 4:48pm9/29/15 4:48pm

Video: The process of hand making a book the old fashioned way is a lost magical art

Anthony Bourdain’s Raw Craft takes a look at Arion Press in San Francisco in its latest episode and examines how this tiny printing shop carries on the legacy of printers of the past. It’s almost astonishing to see how much work gets put into each book. From the typesetting to the proofreading (which is done aloud) to… »9/11/15 11:30pm9/11/15 11:30pm

Seeing Japanese handmade paper get made is completely soothing

I don’t know exactly what’s going on but you see trees get chopped down and stripped and cooked and boiled and drained and dried and flattened and then transformed into pieces of paper that were all delicately made by hand. It’s a lovely process to watch, especially since it’s so damn soothing. »8/26/15 8:40pm8/26/15 8:40pm

Seeing a cello get carved from wood and made by hand is so soothing

The cello is a gigantic instrument so it’s really no surprise that it basically takes an entire tree to make. What is impressive about the process of making a cello by hand though is just how long it takes to carve the wood down, to precisely cut out the shape, and to put all the pieces together. With such a big and… »8/21/15 11:30pm8/21/15 11:30pm

The painstaking art of making shoes by hand

I’m glad that there are still people doing things the old fashioned way because the art and detail of making these shoes is just so impressive. Carving the shape of the shoe from wood, patching it out with the leather and then putting it altogether, seeing it all makes you appreciate all the little fine details of… »6/25/15 10:49pm6/25/15 10:49pm

Video: Handmaking a wooden chair without music and commentary is calming

Can you watch an episode of television that just follows the multiple day process of making a chair from wood without any music? Without any commentary? As part of BBC Four Goes Slow series, we see just that. It’s beautiful, ASMR-tingling, and so soothing to see tree trunks get chopped, wood being sawed down, and the… »5/19/15 8:20pm5/19/15 8:20pm

Video: The mesmerizing process of making a handmade designer chair

Prepare to get hypnotized by the skills and precision of Overgaard & Dyrman, a design brand located in Copenhagen, Denmark, that makes beautiful furniture mixing traditional hand crafted techniques with modern technology. This video shows the process of making one of its gorgeous Wire Dining Chairs. »4/13/15 10:27am4/13/15 10:27am

It's a Treat to Watch This Legendary Bike Builder at Work

Kinfolk bikes are known for their breathtaking classic looks. The trouble with them is that they're made so very far away, in Japan. Thanks to a couple guys with cameras, you can make the trip to Kinfolk's incredible workshop right from your computer, and see what it takes to hand-make some of the best bikes money can… »1/05/15 3:37pm1/05/15 3:37pm

Video: The skilled precision and interesting history of making a violin

The violin is a cute little instrument but also, as I learned from watching this video of violin maker (or luthier) John Young, a really interesting instrument to make. It's artfully designed and carefully shaved down and is still made in a similar way from when it first appeared centuries ago. »12/24/14 2:22am12/24/14 2:22am

Seeing a leather belt get hand made is so satisfying

A belt is so simple, it's just fabric that ties together to hold up your pants. But in this video, you see how considered the process of making a leather belt is. Each feature of the belt, whether it be the holes or the rivets or the buckle or the color, is carefully handled and made. I love watching this much… »12/23/14 9:53pm12/23/14 9:53pm

Making a chair by hand looks like the most rewarding thing you can do

Sure raising a kid or joining the Peace Corp can be rewarding too but before you do that, maybe try something a little more challenging, like making a chair by hand. Chad Parkinson of The Furniture Joint works with wood for a living and this glimpse of him making a chair is absolutely gorgeous. »10/09/14 9:45pm10/09/14 9:45pm