This post contains a pair of short films showing two shops, that in this day and age are fast becoming a rarity. Both repair and build things on a small scale, which is a necessity of modern life, but fast disappearing in the new computer age.
Andrew David Watson, directed the film above for Cast & Salvage, a shop located in Philadelphia, PA, that builds and repairs old motorcycles. The film is described as “A homage to all craftspeople who spend their winters tucked inside their workshops waiting for better weather”.
This second film shows the Central Texas Tool Co. of Abilene, Texas, which is a four generation machine, repair and welding shop. The shop does most of its work for oil pumping companies, but also does a little bit of everything along with every day repair work.
Watch as Tom, Tommy & Pierce Carpenter arrive for work in their pre war Ford pickup truck and go on to a days work in the shop and describe how it operates and its history. We guarantee that you will also enjoy this film by The Texas Country Reporter, Bob Phillips.