Handcraftsmanship has become more scarce and intriguing in today's digital world. It takes violin maker David Van Zandt 8 weeks to craft aged wood into a violin. This is the 128th violin he has crafted. This film was shot on Canon 5d mark III cameras and Canon lens.
A talented jeweller has found her own way to make miniature masterpieces worth thousands of pounds -- despite being born with no FINGERS. Annette Gabbedey, 48, spends months creating delicate rings and bracelets, glittering with precious diamonds and opals in her workshop. But the expert goldsmith does not have any special tools to help her work without digits - she simply adapts conventional crafting devices to create dazzling ornaments. Determined Annette - who insists she is not disabled - even says she could not imagine doing her job with fingers because they "must get in the way".
Dave is a maker and blacksmith based out of Vancouver Island BC. He works entirely with hand tools through each step as he believes traditional tools and methods are just as useful, if not more reliable, than modern technology. Each piece is handmade, every knife Dave creates is entirely unique - from the raw steel he chooses, to the marks and grooves left from the hammering and hardening process.
The Maker: Dave Friesen of Crossed Heart Forge
Experience his Story: http://www.makersofstria.com/makers/CrossedHeartForge
Directed & Produced by Stria Productions : http://www.makersofstria.com
Japanese Translation: Tamaki Zushi