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Old 11-09-2012, 02:28 PM   #1
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John Neeman dropped me an email with the above video. It's just a quick documentary covering the making of one of his axes, but it's so damned beautiful that I had to feature it. There is nothing better than good ole hand made stuff...


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Old 11-09-2012, 02:53 PM   #2
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I don't know what impresses me more. The Axe or the Video. Both are works of art!
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:03 PM   #3
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That was simply amazing.

I checked their website expecting their pricing to be, like their level of craftsmanship, very high. Turns out they're a bargain, especially the axes and chisels

Thanks for posting Ryan!

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Old 11-09-2012, 03:27 PM   #4
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I get private video message?
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:44 PM   #5
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Same here, requires registration and log in.
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Old 11-09-2012, 03:47 PM   #6
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Works: http://youtu.be/Esn0_eR9lnQ

Used to be on Neeman's own Youtube channel as well, but is now missing.
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:11 PM   #7
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Weird... I'll see if I can fix it.
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:38 PM   #8
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Excellent video. It is amazing what kind of work goes in to making a fine tool.
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:44 PM   #9
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Thanks Tec,working now.

One word....BEAUTIFUL!
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Old 11-09-2012, 04:45 PM   #10
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Nice craftsmanship! Watched it with the sound off though because of that music
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:34 PM   #11
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really amazing. If you enjoy this type work you might enjoy the PBS Nova on the making of a special Viking Sword 1000 years ahead of its time when they were made. 53 minutes long. http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/ancient...ing-sword.html
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Old 11-09-2012, 05:48 PM   #12
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Bon Iver great musician. The PBS video was truly remarkable. The amount of hours and craftsmanship that the guy put into that sword is amazing. If you can watch that to understand how things were made back then with what was available.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:26 PM   #13
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What amazes me, is I never see a Blacksmith wearing safty glasses.
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:46 PM   #14
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Old 11-09-2012, 06:49 PM   #15
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A great video!!!
I always wear eye, ear and hand protection when I work on my anvil. Those hot little sparks BURN!

I really like this video! Did I say that already?

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Old 11-09-2012, 06:59 PM   #16
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Great to see that we still have skilled craftsman making tools. It will be a sad day when they are gone and everything is mass-produced in a factory.

Video was terrific. I liked the music, but not with the video. Thought that classical music played during battle scenes would be better. Like "O Fortuna":

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Old 11-09-2012, 07:09 PM   #17
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That's one hell of a video. I loved it.
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Old 11-09-2012, 07:36 PM   #18
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Great video, I remember looking into possibly buying something in the past, there was a long waiting list in fact they weren't even taking new orders.
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lotta respect to that guy,i build things with my hands everyday,but that's a whole nother level.black smithing and glass blowing have both always interested me.i've seen some really cool blown glass shows,but i would really love to go to a shop and see it done first hand.
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Wow!! I admire those that craft art and function into one.
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