Among the choices of bike shops across Manhattan and Brooklyn, 718 Cyclery stands out for their unique approach to the customer and the bike they lovingly create for them. This is the Inverted Bike Shop.
We were honored to have our film selected in the official line up of the New York 2012 Bicycle Film Festival (bicyclefilmfestival.com).
Anyone who's sharpened high-quality, high-performance woodworking tools, such as planes and chisels, will tell you that consistency is key. Axes require the same level of attention and detail to reach their full potential in use. While jigs for plane blades, chisels, and other woodworking tools are common, and easily accessible, there are no such jigs available for axes. At least none that we found. So we set out to build one ourselves. Combining the research of a few homemade models built by others, our own knowledge of edge sharpening, and a few items we had in the shop, we concepted and created the first prototype of our own sharpening jig.
I wrote this documentary along with my friends Malcolm and Christine, as part of The Ritual Project sponsored by Stella Artois (more at theritualproject.com). So proud to help these painters tell their story.
Concept: Mother NY; Production Co: Mekanism; Director/DP/Editor: Malcolm Murray; Music by The Album Leaf; Painters: Colossal Media/Sky High Murals/Bob Middleton; Presented by Stella Artois