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Binding a Book Seems Like a Really Good Way to Relieve Stress

Fine. Book binding would only be a great stress reliever if you were as good at book binding as Armando Costa and Florindo Simões are but then if you were, you’d be a professional book binder and it would be your job and might even be the cause of your stress.

Making a Surfboard By Hand Seems Satisfying As Hell

I very much enjoyed watching this surfboard get made by hand because, well, I love watching anything get made by hand. But also, there are neat graphics that pop up and show what’s happening at each step of the process. You get to see an animation of what he’s actually doing to the surfboard and what shape he’s trying…

The Process of Making These Rare Traditional Noodles Is Fascinating

These traditional Chinese Suomian noodles have been made in Nanshan Village for over 300 years, and supposedly there are only 300 people left in the world who know how to make them. That’s because the process of making these noodles is a little bit more unique than making your typical noodles—it can sometimes look…

This Mechanical Beat Machine Filled with Random Things for Instruments Is So Fun

I wish I could see more of the build process for artist Koka Nikoladze’s mechanical beat machines, but the little teasers of shaping springs and wires and wood in the video will have to do. In the end, the machines become adorably weird music boxes that are totally programmable and can “produce different kinds of…

Etsy Built a Website-Making Tool For Its Sellers Etsy Built a Website-Making Tool For Its Sellers

Making handmade goods might be the easy part when you consider all the work that goes into selling those products online. Now Etsy is giving its sellers a new tool for building a standalone website that easily populates with data from Etsy’s own online marketplace, making launching and maintaining an e-commerce site a…

Hand making a sketchbook is an impressive amount of work

This is supposedly the ‘perfect sketchbook’. Why? Because it’s made from the highest quality watercolor paper there is, Fabriano Artistico 100% cotton paper (a paper mill with a lot of history and a lot of famous users like Leonardo da Vinci!), but also because it’s painstakingly made. Check out how they put together…

Video: The peacefulness of hand stitching a tie

It’s not exactly a complicated process but hand stitching a tie is so well considered that it’s absolutely soothing to see. Here is how Bastong makes its ties: cut fabric and stitch ‘em together. But every detail is so precise that it’s worth watching, the needlework and stitching is just lovely.

Watch this cool first person view of hand making a knife

Here’s a really cool video showing the daily routine of Chelsea Miller, a knife maker. It’s fun because it’s filmed from her perspective so you get to see what it really takes. Fiercely Curious, who made the video, writes, “Chelsea Miller hand makes stunning knives out of old horse rasp files. She often uses maple…

Amazon Just Launched an Etsy Clone to Sell Handmade Items Amazon Just Launched an Etsy Clone to Sell Handmade Items

Amazon has just launched a new online store called Handmade. Much like Etsy, it will sell handcrafted items, serving as the middle-man between artisans and consumers.

Cutting down a tree to make a stool in the woods is beautifully peaceful

Here’s a good way to spend a day if you need to get away from it all: go to woods, chop down a tree, and then use the wood to make a stool. Not only have you successfully made something with your hands but you can now sit down and rest because you’re gonna be tired.

Hand making a suit at home takes $4000, 10 months, cotton picking and a lot of animal shearing

What does it take to truly make a handmade suit? If you want to do every step of the process on your own, it takes a lot and a lot and a lot of work. Think about the materials that go into a suit: the cotton, the wool, the knitting, the silk and more. You have to pick the cotton, you have to shear the sheep, you have…

Video: The process of hand making a book the old fashioned way is a lost magical art

Anthony Bourdain’s Raw Craft takes a look at Arion Press in San Francisco in its latest episode and examines how this tiny printing shop carries on the legacy of printers of the past. It’s almost astonishing to see how much work gets put into each book. From the typesetting to the proofreading (which is done aloud) to…

Seeing Japanese handmade paper get made is completely soothing

I don’t know exactly what’s going on but you see trees get chopped down and stripped and cooked and boiled and drained and dried and flattened and then transformed into pieces of paper that were all delicately made by hand. It’s a lovely process to watch, especially since it’s so damn soothing.

Watch one of the world's best tailors make a handmade suit

Even if you’re one of the very best at something, you can always learn more. That’s basically the mantra of Frank Shattuck, an amazingly dedicated tailor who spends countless hours and thousands of stitches hand making a suit just to get it perfect. Anything he makes shows the culmination of everything he’s learned.

Video: The mesmerizing process of making a handmade designer chair

Prepare to get hypnotized by the skills and precision of Overgaard & Dyrman, a design brand located in Copenhagen, Denmark, that makes beautiful furniture mixing traditional hand crafted techniques with modern technology. This video shows the process of making one of its gorgeous Wire Dining Chairs.

Video: The process of making a couch is surprisingly fun to watch

Danny Cooke's short How Comfort Is Born shows the entire process of making an Arlo & Jacob couch. You see wood being framed, springs being made, framed wood being shaved, made springs being put together and then finally the cushions and fabric carefully being handled so each couch is perfect.

The soothing art of hand making traditional wooden skis

It's the traditional, old school and almost forgotten methods of craftsmanship that always impress me the most. This video shows how traditional wooden skis are made in Norway and you get to see the entire process, the carving, shaving, shaping, bending and even the making of bindings from wood.

Watch artisans make perfect replicas of diferent objects by hand

I don't care if this is an ad made just to sell beauty products. I'm fascinated by the hands of these artisans and how they transform big chunks of marble, metal, and wood into perfect replicas of body care products containers. I only wish there were more videos showing in detail how they made each one of these.

Making a book completely by hand is way more impressive than I thought

It's completely unnecessary and like two steps away from being a joke but making a book by hand is a pretty impressive feat. There's so many unseen things you have to do! Like cutting the pages right, sewing them together, silkscreening for color, glueing everything perfectly and so on.

Video: The beauty and hard work of making handmade boots

Listening to George Ziermann talk about his life and how he got to making boots while watching him work at his craft is a true treat. Ziermann has been hand making boots for over 40 years and seeing the care that goes into each pair makes me think that his boots will last a lifetime.

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