Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Birth Of A Custom Tool. Axe Making With John Neeman

Creating something by hand is a building block experience. It could be a mundane chore or a complex operation. Instilling craftsmanship and hard work into any project should always be the goal. Seeing crappy work, such as what he had done recently to a new door being put on baffles me. The slackers even left the stickers on the door and drilled out holes in the wrong area and left them to be seen. Quality is something we strive for and get damn stoked when we see other folks who exemplify this notion. 

John Neeman is a craftsman who makes tools by hand. His methodology is a mix of modern day technology, with old world ideas. To see a person in their element and going through the motions of creating from scratch is a peek back in time. With the amount of throw away consumer goods that pervade store shelves, knowing quality items are out there ignites our fire for new ideas.

Check out the original short film on Vimeo

The Birth Of A Tool. Part I. Axe Making (by John Neeman) from John Neeman Tools on Vimeo.

"This is a short documentary movie that shows the whole process of how the John Neeman tools are being hand crafted.

"It is a tragedy of the first magnitude that millions of people have ceased to use their hands as hands. Nature has bestowed upon us this great gift which is our hands. If the craze for machinery methods continues, it is highly likely that a time will come when we shall be so incapacitated and weak that we shall begin to curse ourselves for having forgotten the use of the living machines given to us by God." Mahathma Ghandi"

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