Saturday, January 28, 2012

Making Payne-Style Acorn Caps

No matter the medium, I could watch true craftsman work for hours on end. I find the process of how things are made generally quite fascinating.

In the latest Spinoza Rod Company video Marc Aroner records the steps on how he expertly makes the  Payne-style acorn caps for his bamboo builds. 

Someday, when more time allows, I would like to visit a lot of the rod builders that have been featured on T.F.M. and watch and photograph the work being done.  Until then videos such as this one will suffice.


e.m.b. said...

Beyond cool! :)

Jory Ward said...

I agree, I love how things are built. There are alot of great craftsmen out there.

jj wassom said...

My father-in-law and his brother were metal "spinners". They took flat stock and rolled it around a wood die. It was amazing to watch and this was on a much finer scale. These are the sweet skills we have not been passing on enough thanks in large part to friend the CNC robot -not a fan. Craftsmanship.... oh how I long for it...

Cameron Mortenson said...'re going to make the hardware on your next bamboo...right?

Jory...for sure and it's neat when they share a glimpse what they are doing.

jj wassom...true. This generation, myself included, may not be the craftsmen of past generations.