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The Incredible Skill Of Hand-Making A Guitar Out Of Wood

Video: I don’t know what I’m most impressed with in this video of a guitar being made by hand: Eitan’s Bartel absolute love for the instrument he makes, the perfect measurements needed to craft one of his guitars, the unbelievable skill and precision required in each step, the shots of woodworking, the imagination of smell. It goes on.


Inside IKEA's Globe-Spanning Project To Make Solid Wood Furniture

IKEA is one of the largest furniture companies on Earth. It’s one of the largest companies on Earth. When a company this big decides to make even a slight change to how it makes or sources its products, it’s a massive undertaking. That’s exactly what IKEA is doing right now — and I got an inside look at the process.


Makerbot Is Letting You 3D Print With Metal, Limestone And Wood

Makerbot — perhaps the most consumer-friendly of 3D printer manufacturers — is about to go a long way toward turning the tech into something consumers can actually use. Starting late this year, MakerBot is going to let you 3D print with a range of new materials, including composites of limestone, iron and wood.


Video: The Skilled Precision And Interesting History Of Making A Violin

The violin is a cute little instrument but also, as I learned from watching this video of violin maker (or luthier) John Young, a really interesting instrument to make. It’s artfully designed and carefully shaved down and is still made in a similar way from when it first appeared centuries ago.


You Can Finally Buy Those Beautiful Wooden Kitchen Knives

First revealed way back in January of last year, The Federal’s gorgeous set of wooden-clad kitchen knives were only objects to lust over, not actually buy. It was a tease, for sure, but enough people apparently said “want” that Warehouse has refined the design and put them into limited production.


Build Yourself Some Bots With Tegu's Magnetic Wooden Blocks

Some would say simple building blocks didn’t need improving, but Tegu’s idea to add hidden magnets to help hold creations together was genius. And while kids have always been able to use Tegu’s blocks to build robots and other high-tech toys with enough imagination, a handful of new sets with added graphics makes it easier to build futuristic creations.


Build Cars And Trucks With These Wooden Blocks, Not Castles

If you’re of the mindset that encouraging a child’s imagination is one of the best ways to further their development, you’re gonna love these gorgeous building block sets from Huzi that has kids building trucks and race cars. And, believe it or not, despite a lack of sounds, lights and battle action, kids will probably love them too.


The Meticulous Process Of Making A Japanese Wooden Doll Is Impressive

I’m not exaggerating the tiniest bit when I say I want to fly to Japan right now and park myself right in front of this man’s handmade wooden doll shop in Japan and just watch him work. Imagine the earnest smell of the woodworking, the sound of the lathe spinning and the beauty of his concentration in making art.


Guy Transforms Big Chunk Of Wood Into A Salad Bowl In Hypnotising Video

Video: It could be that piece of wood spinning endlessly or the fact that it’s hard to take your eyes off someone doing his job so skilfully, I don’t know. But watching David Earle turning a big piece of elm wood into a perfect salad bowl is truly an hypnotising experience.


Chainsaw Artist Transforms A Log Into Groot From Guardians Of The Galaxy

This is fun. Griffon Ramsey, an artist who works with wood and uses a chainsaw, carved and sculpted a real life Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy from an Eastern Red Cedar tree log. She creates a pretty lifelike version of everyone’s favourite tree person but I kind of wish she made a 20-feet tall version too.