If you’ve ever wondered how they make those giant springs used in the suspension systems of cars, check out this footage of a molten hot rod of steel as it’s bent around a moving cylinder, then quenched in a vat of oil to harden it.
An extensive look at handmaking oak barrels for spirits such as wine and whiskey. This compilation of footage from three different German cooperages shows how they have as much in common as they have that’s different. Those giant barrels are truly something.
Carpenter Jimmy DiResta has previously made some useful tool totes out of wood, but this time, he decided to make a more stylish and unique tote, welded from steel rods, and wrapped in leather. It’s heavy for a toolbox, but it’s not going to be used for field work.
A look at a long-standing tradition in China’s Nanshan Village, where a handful of people have passed down the technique to create these long and skinny noodles, which are quite time-consuming and complex to make. We’re having some serious carb cravings now.
These days, most wallpaper is printed using industrial printing presses. But check out this wild 1960s footage of a British wallpaper factory, who still made the rolls of wall art using hand-carved block printing, and hand-applied flocking.
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