This Old Tony is good on a lathe. Really good. If it feels self-explanatory as a tool (thing spins fast, other thing stays still) just listening to him talk about it makes it clear that most of us don’t know jack shit about machining.
There’s no end to the impressive stuff handy YouTubers will make out of wood, metal, and plastic. Peter Brown, however, favors unorthodox building materials.
It’s hard to imagine a time when making a single letter appear anywhere required more than a single keystroke but watching former head punchcutter Giuseppe Bracchino of Nebiolo in Torino, Italy carefully carve out the letter G from steel, you start appreciating everything a little more. It’s really interesting to see…
Australia has an earned reputation for being dangerous and inhospitable. It’s home to dickhead lizards that look like Jurassic Park dinosaurs, jellyfish that swallow regular fish whole, gangs of murderous sharks, herpes-infested carp, and snakes that are so sick of living there that they try to suffocate themselves in…
No one thinks to use milk as a building material, but it’s possible. It’s also a huge pain in the ass. So much so that trying to carve the stuff nearly drove craftsman Peter Brown insane.
Tim Linhart started off as an ice sculptor. Well, he’s still an ice sculptor, but now the crazy dude supplies a small orchestra with working music instruments made out of frozen water.
Amazon has just launched a new online store called Handmade. Much like Etsy, it will sell handcrafted items, serving as the middle-man between artisans and consumers.
BAE Systems’ high-tech 3D radar system called Artisan has been successfully installed to the Royal Navy’s future aircraft carrier, HMS Queen Elizabeth.
Even though my eyes see the artisan's finger placed for reference next to the small piece of ebony at the beginning of the video, my brain can't believe that the resulting pot is the size of his finger nail. The level of detail is so perfect that my stubborn mind still thinks it's a full size pot.
There's a bit of a chicken or the egg thing for me when it comes to umbrellas. I never spend too much money on umbrellas because they always break. Or do they break because I never spend too much money on them? After watching this titillating video of a beautiful umbrella being made, I think I know the answer.
People love samurai swords, and people love Evangelion. Combining the two makes a perfect storm of coolness. A current museum exhibition hopes to capitalize on the anime's fandom by presenting weapons from the Evangelion series crafted by master Japanese sword smiths.