You'll Wish You Were a Violin Maker By the Time This Video's Done

Filmmaker Dustin Cohen is creating a series of short films entitled Made in Brooklyn featuring talented artists and craftsmen living and working in New York. Episode one profiles Samuel Zygmuntowic, a violin maker, and by the end of the video you might be tempted to swap your keyboard, hammer, or whatever tools you use to make a living for a set of carving instruments and a small workshop.

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Unless you're already a violin maker, in that case you'll probably want to just stay put. [Dustin Cohen via Likecool]

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My friend makes Violins, Violas and Mandolins. He uses all Alaskan wood. Cuts down the trees and mills them. For every customer he makes 2 or 3 instruments and lets them pick the one they like the best. It's very hard to make a living doing this. He is also a truck driver to pay the bills.