The vintage/DIY/maker movement is big and booming and I must admit I’m completely on board. I love that people are taking an interest in craftsmanship and returning to the old ways of doing things. Not just because the product is better but also they are invested in the outcome. It’s about taking ownership. Challenging yourself and learning what you are capable of. It’s even about taking time to reflect on what has been built, admiring the work and knowing it is the result of a craftsman, and that craftsman is you.
I really like how they describe their video and there concept of setting a day apart for adventure and the pure enjoyment of life:
The wind in your face, the smell of petrol on your jacket. It’s time to hit the road with some old-school panache. We took Old Fashioned Fridays on the road this week for a twisty-roads adventure. Don’t have a vintage motorbike? A beat-up 4-speed will do nicely. Whatever you’re driving, put away the GPS and follow that dusty ribbon wherever it leads. Stop for lunch, chat up some locals. What you discover will delight you.
As for myself, I am continually searching to stretch my capabilities. Feeling the need to build and create because what is needed can not be purchased. What are you working on?