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Motion Pictures American Hand

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Ryan, Jun 29, 2012.

  1. Great video. Never nock the advice from the old guy
  2. tb33anda3rd
    Joined: Oct 8, 2010
    Posts: 15,110

    1. Connecticut HAMB'ers

    thanks, liked the video.
  3. havi
    Joined: Dec 30, 2008
    Posts: 1,875


    That's what I was gonna say.

    Thanks for the vid, Ryan
  4. y'sguy
    Joined: Feb 25, 2008
    Posts: 363

    from Tulsa, OK

    Always nice to see a real craftsman at work.
  5. Halfdozen
    Joined: Mar 8, 2008
    Posts: 570


    I think this has appeared here before:

    It's Mike Rowe's address to congress, in part he laments the fact that we no longer value the skills of dirty- hands guys as we should, that an apprenticeship in a skilled trade is too often seen as a consolation prize for someone not cut out for "higher education". It's worth watching, IMO.
  6. stuart in mn
    Joined: Nov 22, 2007
    Posts: 1,677

    stuart in mn

  7. Flying Tiger
    Joined: May 2, 2009
    Posts: 478

    Flying Tiger
    from Japan

    Awesome post Ryan. As a musician myself, I particularly enjoyed that video
  8. lrs30
    Joined: Jan 30, 2007
    Posts: 2,197

    from Kentucky

    I love the videos in that series, and a tid-bit of information Our Very own Will Kimble on here is a true craftsman in the world of MANDOLINS. I have had the pleasure of watching him several times start from a piece of wood and produce a beautiful work of art.. He is a one man shop located in a just outside Cincinnati and produces high quality hand made Mandolin's, plus he has built some stellar cars over the years.You can check out some of Will's work also at It just shows that the American Spirit is still alive and well, and around here we don't have to look very hard to find it..
  9. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,193


    Besides cars,my other hobbies include Antiques,including Art Deco Radios and cameras.I put way more time into the restoration than I should,but long after I'm gone,they will live on.I also build 45s(the 1911 variety)and I always try to top myself every time.Some of us like a little soul in the things that we love.
  10. Wow.

    Earlier on in the film I thought they were showing the apprentice working on some simple tasks, the narration seemed to me to be of someone much older and experienced. There was a calmness and wisdom about his voice that is far beyond how old he appears to be.

    Either that, or he's one clean living fella that's 72 years old!

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