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In the hands of this leather craftsman, roots of the classic American pastime become tangible.

For longboard pioneers Martin and Jogi (http://pogoboards.etsy.com), quality craftsmanship and quality of life go hand in hand.

James Francis "Jim" Thorpe (May 28, 1888 – March 28, 1953) was an American athlete of mixed ancestry (Caucasian and Native American). Considered one of the most versatile athletes of modern sports, he won Olympic gold medals for the 1912 pentathlon and decathlon, played American football (collegiate and professional), and also played professional baseball and basketball.

Former ranch hand Kyle Rosfeld (http://bootmaker.etsy.com) found a new path making traditional cowboy boots.

Master craftsman Kiva Ford (kivaford.etsy.com) toes the line between scientific beakers and delicately curlicued vessels. At his furnace, the intangible takes shape.

Marc Newsons latest creation for Ikepod sees the Australian designer interpret the most iconic timepiece of all: The Hourglass. Director Philip Andelman traveled to Basel, Switzerland, to document the designers modern take of the classic hourglass inside the Glaskeller factory. Each hand made hourglass comprises highly durable borosilicate glass and millions of stainless steel nanoballs, and is available in a 10 or 60 minute timer. http://www.Ikepod.com

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Hand carved wood stamp 197-1

Hand carved wood stamp

Evolution of The Football Helmet

Sunset Craftsman Co. Okayama, Japan by Felicia Elise

The intriguing, never-before-fully- told story of how Theodore Roosevelt helped to save the game that would become America’s most popular sport in, "The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football" by John J. Miller

Some really good close-ups in this one. Even though the motion graphics in this one clutter more than they elaborate, and illustrate.

Witness master puppet maker Geahk Burchill breathe life into Asenath, the Appalachian witch.

Barry Sanders (born July 16, 1968) is a former American football running back who spent all of his professional career with the Detroit Lions of the National Football League. Sanders left the game just short of the all-time rushing record. Sanders is a member of the college and professional football halls of fame. He is considered one of the greatest running backs of all time.