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A rifle, handmade circa 1700

Today, rifles are made with exacting precision and very complex machine tools for milling, grinding, and boring out the barrel. Long rifles …


Designing a marble track from scratch

  Woodworker extraordinaire [Matthais] was approached by a toy company to create a ‘marble run’ toy. [Matthais]’ jig-building skills are beyond reproach, …


Thundercats, HO!

[Tony Swatton], blacksmith, armorer, and prop maker, has built hundreds of custom swords for hundreds of movies and TV shows. He’s also …


Signmaking in glass and gold

  Signmaking today isn’t what it once was. Where today a few vinyl letters stuck to a piece of plate glass is …