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Old 01-26-2011, 09:56 AM   #1
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For a few months now, I've been working on a series of posts covering the "lost art" of work by the hand and soul. We've covered all kinds of things like firemen ladders, hand painted signs, etc... This post is just an extension of that...

To read the rest of this blog entry from The Jalopy Journal, click here.
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:03 AM   #2
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Ha! Disregard my PM then. Same thing I was forwarding, just beat me to it.
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:04 AM   #3
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great video.
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:13 AM   #4
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Gee Whiz, makes me want to go build a bicycle. If only I could work that fast
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:21 AM   #5
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Once again , THANX
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:38 AM   #6
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Thanks for the link, Ryan.

That's a great video and I was very impressed with the set-up. I like see innovative people in action using custom jigs and fixtures to aid in their work. I especially liked the use of rotating frame fixture, fantastic stuff.

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Old 01-26-2011, 10:26 AM   #7
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Three things:

First, I saw a craftsman making works of art from steel.
Second, I saw an artisan crafting a documentary through his lens.

Nothing I do has anything close to that sort of elegance!

Third, Do you have any idea how many bicycles you just sold?!
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:38 AM   #8
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Cool video. Even cooler that it's all happening in my backyard.
Time for a fieldtrip.
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:37 AM   #9
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Cool video. Even cooler that it's all happening in my backyard.
Time for a fieldtrip.
same here its a great thing to see
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Old 01-27-2011, 11:35 AM   #10
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Three things:

First, I saw a craftsman making works of art from steel.
Second, I saw an artisan crafting a documentary through his lens.

Nothing I do has anything close to that sort of elegance!

Third, Do you have any idea how many bicycles you just sold?!
The video was almost as awesome as the love that went into that bike. Color me inspired.
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Old 01-26-2011, 10:50 AM   #11
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What a fantastic video. I really wish I had the skills of both the craftsman and the film maker. Both are incredible talented for sure....

One thing I thought was funny is how everything is hand made and crafted with a micrometer, powder-coated beautifully then they go ahead and stick STICKER ON IT!! Hahaha!!!


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Old 01-26-2011, 10:59 AM   #12
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Really inspiring to watch a "cottage industry" and artist at work. It certainly is more interesting than the other store-bought, mass-produced wares we are use to purchasing. Thanks for posting such a excelllent video.
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:11 AM   #13
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Thanks, Mr. McFeely! that was a GREAT video!!!
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:19 AM   #14
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Very nice film. I have had a few bike frames custom built and the pleasure of visiting the builder for their advice, seeing it in the process of manufacture and the perfect fit when it is built is very special. I once visited a prosthetics clinic where a guy spent his life carfully carving plaster casts of amputees' stumps to make a pattern so that the new limb would fit comfortably, putting weight/force in all the right places. As well as the metal work skills, a good bike frame builder also has a sensibility for how the geometry and poise of a particular body sits on a frame with the precision of a prosthesis.
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:25 AM   #15
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Thanks for the great video, now I need to find the money for a new bike!
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:26 AM   #16
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gosh and i think i've accomplished something getting out of bed...
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:39 AM   #17
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Nothing a mis-appropriated Miller from your former employer can't accomplish!
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:44 AM   #18
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Yeah. . . that was pretty awesome, extremely well made.

. . . and I must say, there's nothing like watching a craftsman who knows exactly what he's doing build something so effortlessly, it's amazing.
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Old 01-26-2011, 11:52 AM   #19
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That guy's got some toys... and some skills. Cool to watch.
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Old 01-26-2011, 12:06 PM   #20
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Awesome...
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