I'm drawn to that breed of machine that will outlast its owner. I love those rare things that were built without any obsolescence in mind, and that are so intrinsically well-made and durable that they continue to hum long after everyone involved with their original manufacture is in the ground, and multiple generations can continue to reap the benefits of the machine.
For me those machines are vintage Singers, and for Adam Cramer they're vintage motorcycles. Even the best-made machines will see natural wear and eventually "go out of tune," so to speak, and then you need someone who knows how to put them back together. Thus Cramer runs Liberty Cycles, a vintage motorcycle repair shop in Philadelphia. Etsy's got a vid on him for part of their Handmade Portraits series:
Cramer seems cut from the same cloth as guys like Jim Lougheed and the duo of Patrick Sells and Casey Tyrrell; but what he does is different in that rather than creating, he's sustaining. It's an equally important task. Some might say more important.
Handmade Portraits: Liberty Vintage Motorcycles from Etsy on Vimeo.