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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Jan 26, 2011.

  1. Ryan
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  2. Frank
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    Ha! Disregard my PM then. Same thing I was forwarding, just beat me to it.
     
  3. big creep
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  4. Stutz
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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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  5. BOWTIE BROWN
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    Once again , THANX
     
  6. scottybaccus
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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?! :)
     
  7. mosimpson
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    Cool video. Even cooler that it's all happening in my backyard.
    Time for a fieldtrip.:)
     
  8. NORTH30FORD
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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.

    Peter
     
  9. JeffreyJames
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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!!!


    Thanks Ryan.
     
  10. oneyellowtub
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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.
     
  11. eddie_zapien
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    Thanks, Mr. McFeely! that was a GREAT video!!!
     
  12. hasty
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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.
     
  13. Silvair
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    Thanks for the great video, now I need to find the money for a new bike!
     
  14. paperdog
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    gosh and i think i've accomplished something getting out of bed...
     
  15. ponchopowered
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    same here its a great thing to see
     
  16. Tman
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    Nothing a mis-appropriated Miller from your former employer can't accomplish! ;)
     
  17. Zombie Hot Rod
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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.
     
  18. That guy's got some toys... and some skills. Cool to watch.
     
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    Ha! I was wondering if you got my PM...glad I could contribute
     
  21. JCW2110
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    Cool video. I'll never look at a bicycle the same way again!
     
  22. scootermcrad
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    I really really really wish there were more videos like this out there. That was very well put together, fun to watch, and I actually learned quite a few things while watching it! It's like "How It's Made", but better!

    Not to all videographers: Please make more videos like this!!

    I would PERSONALLY love to see more videos done in this fashion of various fabrication techniques, assembly processes, welding, metal shaping, and then, and then, and then....... Anything related to what kind of stuff we do around here!

    Thanks for sharing that!
     
  23. 8-Track
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    Cool video, Almost makes me want to buy one, its only $4800.00
     
  24. indawaitinroom
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    this guys fixtures and shop equipment is outstanding. i know guys who claim to be professional car builders with less tooling.

    imagine this dudes neighbors the first time they saw the inside of his shop, "so, what do you do here?" "oh, not much, just build bicycles.."
     
  25. hotrd32
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    "SoulCraft" how appropriate. Love to see craftsmen pour their souls into their work.
     
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    Did anyone notice how the seat post pops back out of the seat tube at about 4:30? That's how it works when you are line on line. NICE!
     
  28. Bugsy
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    Wow! Seeing him work only reminds me of what a what little skills I really have. A true craftsman in any trade is something to behold.

    I love the way this video is shot and put together. I think whoever did it could shoot a film about taking out the trash and it would be cool to watch.
     
  29. hotrodmonk55
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    Check out Mr. Bass's 11 part you tube video " The Wade Coupe" Also a book called "Shop class as soul craft" is a must read!!!!
     
  30. Tman
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    Not a video but here is a good blog showing fab work on an almost daily basis. Coincidentaly another bike guy

    http://coconinocycles.blogspot.com/
     

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