JAN
21

Oomphalapompatronium

Len Solomon - Classically trained musician, inventor, and one-man-orchestra
 The Oomphalapompatronium is a creation by Leonard Solomon, a recuperation simple reed kind of mechanical harmonium
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17

Carlo Maina

Carlo Maina - One of the last traditioal coach-builders in Italy
 Carlo lives near Turin in Italy and is one of the last living manual carbody builder in Europe. Being 70 years old he still moulds and forms metal bodies for the most prestigious oldtimer cars in the world, as Mercedes 300SL Gullwing, Ferrari California, Porsche 356 and others, but now his arms are getting weak and there is no trainee in sigh...
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AUG
19

Paul Zimmermann - Blacksmith

Paul Zimmermann. Artist Blacksmith since 1963.
Forging a rose from a single piece of steel using traditional smithing techniques. 
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AUG
12

Britains longest-serving blacksmith

Fred Harriss, 84. Britains longest-serving blacksmith
Britain's longest-serving blacksmith is still forging iron in his workshop - at the age of 84. Hardy Fred Harriss, 84, first picked up a hammer and tong aged ten in 1938 and is still working every day 74 years later. He has worked back-breaking 12 hour days fixing steam engines and aircraft, as well as making railings and ornamental iron pieces. An...
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MAR
26

Horse - Handmade cycles

Thomas Callahan began building frames in 2007
As an avid rider armed with a background in sculpture, Horse Cycles founder Thomas Callahan began building frames in 2007 with the goal of creating bikes that are both utilitarian and beautiful. Based in Brooklyn NY, Horse Cycles is now a leading manufacturer of custom steel bicycles and premium outdoor goods that revolve around the idea of healthy...
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AUG
01

Eric Scissorhands - the last of the scissor makers

Eric Scissorhands
  Ernest Wright and Son Ltd may be the last factory in Britain still making scissors by hand. Earlier this year it looked as though they too might be about to close. But then a video by photographer Shaun Bloodworth showing how the scissors are made went viral. Orders immediately went up, with a flood of requests from the US. Eric Stones, one ...
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