The Birth Of A Tool. Part I. Axe Making (by John Neeman Tools)


This is a short documentary movie that shows the whole process of how are being hand crafted. “It is a tragedy of the first magnitude that millions of people have ceased to use their hands as hands. Nature has bestowed upon us this great gift which is our hands. If the craze for machinery methods continues, it is highly likely that a time will come when we shall be so incapacitated and weak that we shall begin to curse ourselves for having forgotten the use of the living machines given to us by God.” Mahathma Ghandi Music by Foreign Fields – “Names and Races”. Special thanks to the band Foreign Fields from Nashvile (especially for Clayton Fike) for allowing to use their music as a soundtrack for our movie. foreignfields.bandcamp.com/ Please visit us: neemantools.com facebook.com/neemantools flickr.com/photos/neemantools/ Contact us: [email protected]
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    • DregorousTheCrow
    • January 2, 2013

    Thank you.

    • countrylifedreams
    • January 2, 2013

    That is powdered flux for the forge welding.

    • DregorousTheCrow
    • January 2, 2013

    Probably @chromebeats thought about powder used in eg. 2:14 not wax used after heating. So what is that powder in 2:14?

    • williamoa2
    • January 2, 2013

    What happened to the other song?

    • SIMMO9523
    • January 2, 2013

    Bon Iver’s loss, I’d never heard of them until i first saw this video!

    • Paradoxzon
    • January 2, 2013

    This looks like a skill worth learning and that is very rewarding

    • blessedcajun
    • January 2, 2013

    This is priceless. I’m so glad I found your channel. Wranglerstar sent me.

    • MaptorGaming
    • January 2, 2013

    How ironic how I asked for coal for Christmas.

    • 7Nampan
    • January 2, 2013

    Very nice, thank you!

    • Itay Vaissman
    • January 2, 2013

    Wow Nice work !

    • andythepanhead
    • January 2, 2013

    Bee’s wax. it’s used to keep the metal clean so it won’t oxidize and cause the flakes you saw. This allows for a good forge weld.

    • c0r4z0n35
    • January 2, 2013

    I just grew a beard watching this video,It’s that manly

    • pianomatteo
    • January 2, 2013

    Maybe I’m alone in this, but I actually find that most of the beauty of this film lies within the artisan craft itself. I’m unabashedly fascinated by their work. I’m definitely alone on this one, but I also feel that the Foreign Fields track is more fitting than the Bon Iver track. I love how the first 4 minutes are quieter and more contemplative, allowing for the sounds of the work to take over. The build happens at the perfect time when the tool comes together. I don’t know, I sure liked it.

    • Brettisgg
    • January 2, 2013

    Luckily I’ve seen this video enough times that I can just sync up Bon Iver’s music video with this video!

    • chromebeats
    • January 2, 2013

    What is that powder you put on the metal and what does it do to the metal?

    • Grant Pomeroy
    • January 3, 2013

    Now I want to abandon my career and make tools for a living.

    • Gerard Van der Leun
    • January 3, 2013

    Love these videos. Great technique and great mood and great skills.

    • AndrewCGorman
    • January 3, 2013

    Enjoyed this with Bon Iver, enjoy it now. Lovely video of amazing smithing. Hope Neeman Tools has lots of success and makes more of these videos!

    • totalyruben
    • January 3, 2013

    Dear Neemantools just saw my comment on your facebook page thank you so very kind for others to read my short story of my life thankyou im going to be making a small blade or something when i receive my pieces of my tool kit i shall place a video up and i would love for you to see my final product!

    • totalyruben
    • January 3, 2013

    Dear Neeman tools i wanted to thank you and your whole team for inspiring me and unleashing a new wave of life into my own life whilst returning from two tours of afghanistan i battled through being wounded in armed conflict and also battling with depression i so badly needed something to keep my mind occupied although my years before the military i was an engineering i never knew of the delights of doing it as a hobby you have not only helped me but others around me thank you god bless jon

    • Jesse Foust
    • January 3, 2013

    Another amazing piece of functional art. Thank you for sharing this with us.

    • Chase Saxton
    • January 3, 2013

    I am so glad you changed the music to this video. That Bon iver song had some foul language in it. Is that why you edited your video with different music?

    • DrPockets
    • January 3, 2013

    I’m glad this is back. My facial hair stopped growing in the video’s absence.

    • teddclark
    • January 3, 2013

    Fantastic video. Like a day at a fine art museum. Bravo!

    • WoodcutterNetwork
    • January 3, 2013

    A fine tool and a great vid.

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