It gets a bit literal
Like many of our faithful readers, Australian designer and sometime filmmaker Björn Rust noticed the trend of production/fabrication/ manufacturing videos and saw fit to share his own take on the same. "Made by Hands" depicts the manufacturing of an aluminum and wood bench for Street & Garden Furniture Co.
I assure you that these are the only two shots of just hands...
As with the video for Kaspar Hamacher's "Ausgebrannt," Rust opts for natural audio as opposed to a staid folk ditty or a hip indietronica tune; unlike Hamacher, Rust leaves the original audio intact instead of dramatizing the sounds with heavy reverb. The result is an uncannily understated video that mirrors the un-self-conscious efforts of the workers themselves, sans so much as descriptive text or voiceover.
Here are a few more, for good measure:
» Sören Berger's wood- (and head-) turning lampshade video
» Dunhill Tradition Case (cf. Kai Hsing × John Cho Moore = "Beauty through Bamboo")
» Kashimax bicycle saddles (cf. Carson Leh's "Alden Seats")
» Indyfab Custom Bicycles
» 45 minutes of Porsche from the 60's