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Carving a Chain from a Rock

Carving a Chain from a Rock

We’ve seen artists make chains out of wood, chalk, and even a carrot. In this video from Michigan Rocks, he shows how he took a rock and made a short length of chain from it. He cut the stone into a cross-shaped block, refined it into three main sections, and then drilled and cut away the pieces using rotary tools. It looked like a lot of work – especially the polishing.

Bluetti AC240 Battery Electric Generator

Bluetti AC240 Battery Electric Generator

Bluetti’s portable AC240 is a 2400W power pack with an IP65 rating for water and dust resistance. That protection includes its power outlets. Speaking of which, it has three AC sockets, two DC ports, and four USB charging ports. It also acts as a UPS, kicking in within 15ms of a power outage. Multiple units can be connected to store more power.

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MountWare Modular Key Clip

MountWare Modular Key Clip

MountWare’s key clip system lets you mix and match a pair of key holders with several mounts. It uses magnetic Fidlock buckles to easily connect or detach the ring or the carabiner clip key holder to the clip, the backpack strap mount, the belt loop, or the wall mount. The modules are made of brass, PVD-coated iron, anodized aluminum, and Horween leather.

The Beer Kraken Drink Carrier

The Beer Kraken Drink Carrier

This specialty gadget makes it easy to carry bottles or cans. The reusable carrier can hold up to six bottles on its bottom and six cans on top, and it has built-in openers for each bottle holder. Cans click securely into place by their tops, while bottles are held using spring-loaded clips. It comes with a sturdy, woven paracord handle.

SNL: Papyrus 2

SNL: Papyrus 2

Seven years after Ryan Gosling’s character struggled to comprehend the use of the Papyrus font in Avatar, the troubled graphic designer thought he had finally moved on. Then, in an instant, he was forced to confront his demons again after seeing the logo for the sequel. At least they didn’t use Comic Sans.

Dark Matter (Trailer)

Dark Matter (Trailer)

Joel Edgerton stars in this series about a physicist and professor who finds himself out of place in his own life. He soon discovers that he has been abducted by a variant of himself, living a different version of his life. And his quest to return to his real family won’t be easy. Based on the best-selling novel by Blake Crouch. Premieres 5.8.2024 on Apple TV+.

Afterburner Glow Tag

Afterburner Glow Tag
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These glow-in-the-dark tags were designed to help mark gear for nighttime visibility. Each tag is made from phosphorescent, heat-resistant silicone rubber and has a reinforced cutout with a black-coated brass grommet. They can be written on with a permanent marker and are great for tagging keychains, backpacks, luggage, and anything else with a loop.

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Viperade VE1 X-Pac EDC Tool Organizer

Viperade VE1 X-Pac EDC Tool Organizer
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This compact tool pouch is made from high-quality X-Pac sailcloth and has three slots for tools, a phone pocket, and elastic straps on its front. A zipper pocket on the back holds credit cards, spare change, or small accessories. Two paracord loops can be used to attach a keychain, lanyard, or wrist strap. It also comes in a less expensive 500D polyester version.

Animal Speed Comparison

Animal Speed Comparison

Whether you’re a snail or a gazelle, you must move around to survive in this world. In the latest comparison video from RED SIDE, they animated the vast differences in the movements of all kinds of animals, from ants to elephants and everything in between. Watch it in 4K if you’ve got the bandwidth, and find out if a human can outrun a hippo.

A Space Movie, but It’s in an Apartment

A Space Movie, but It’s in an Apartment

Movies and TV shows about space travel usually have a big budget for visual effects. Not so with this short film by Caroline Klidonas, who shot an entire short film about a doomed space mission without leaving her apartment. It’s the low-budget, low-gravity effects and Caroline’s commitment to the performance that really sell it. (Thanks, Rob!)

Conan O’Brien vs. Hot Wings

Conan O’Brien vs. Hot Wings

While promoting Conan O’Brien Must Go, the talk show host and writer stopped by the First We Feast studio to partake of some spicy wings. After a pre-tasting checkup with his doctor, he sailed effortlessly through every heat level while chatting about his new travel series, his experiences as a late-night host, and the behind-the-scenes antics in the studio.

Leatherman Signal Aqua Multitool

Leatherman Signal Aqua Multitool
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We’ve used the Leatherman Signal before, and it’s a great all-around multitool. We dig this new colorway with vibrant aqua handles. The tool has 19 functions, including a 1/4″ hex driver, pliers, a combo knife, saw, hammer, a firestarter rod, bottle and can openers, a whistle, and more. Available with silver or black tool blades.

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Decathlon X Outercraft HydroBike

Decathlon X Outercraft HydroBike

Don’t have the balance to use a stand-up paddleboard? Decathlon teamed up with Outercraft to design the Hydrobike – a unique watercraft that combines a paddleboard, pedal boat, and catamaran. It has inflatable floats, a single-seat, and modular storage for outdoor gear. It’s a proof-of-concept at this point, but we hope to see it go into production.

Logitech Pro X 60 Wireless Gaming Keyboard

Logitech Pro X 60 Wireless Gaming Keyboard
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Logitech’s Pro X 60 may be marketed to competitive gamers, but this 60% keyboard has some genuinely practical features. It has an easy-to-reach volume dial on the side, factory-lubed optical switches, and a battery that lasts up to 65 hours per charge when connected via the 2.4 GHz wireless dongle. It comes with either tactile or linear switches.

Making a Transparent Katana

Making a Transparent Katana

After seeing an illustration of a mime wielding an invisible sword, maker Mike Shake was inspired to build one in real life. While his see-through katana isn’t completely invisible, it’s still an incredibly cool and effective weapon. Mike’s opponents will never see what hit them. After considering using a glass blade, he went with a clear and strong polycarbonate.

The Bird Candy

The Bird Candy
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Want to flip someone the bird? These funny hard candies from Sticky sugar-coat your true feelings. Each handcrafted piece of rolled candy offers a delicious apple-blackberry flavor while a tiny hand in its center extends its middle finger. Their shop is packed with all kinds of tasty treats.

How to Put an SUV in an Elevator

How to Put an SUV in an Elevator

Infiniti revealed its fancy new 2025 QX80 high above Manhattan on The Edge observation deck. To get the 6,000 pound, three-row luxury SUV onto the outdoor sky deck, a crew spent weeks carefully taking apart then reassembling the vehicle, and took 100 elevator rides to bring the QX80 to the top, piece-by-piece.

Eco-bricks Wooden Construction Toys

Eco-bricks Wooden Construction Toys
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Once Kids makes biodegradable construction toy bricks that are compatible with LEGO pieces. The natural variant of Eco-bricks are made from sustainable wood and are easy to decorate and clean. The colored pieces, on the other hand, are dyed using non-toxic water-based paint. There are also bricks made from bamboo that come with felt stickers.

Autodromo Group B Series 2 Automatic Watch

Autodromo Group B Series 2 Automatic Watch
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This watch from Autodromo features a design inspired by 1980s Group B rally cars. Its hash-marked face evokes the technical look of instrument gauges and looks awesome in the Verde Smeraldo color scheme. The watch’s stainless steel frame is integrated with its bracelet, while its Miyota movement is sandwiched inside a two-part titanium capsule.

Artemus Split-Ring Plier Multitool

Artemus Split-Ring Plier Multitool
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This key-sized titanium tool from TEC Accessories can open boxes, turn flathead screws, pull apart difficult key rings, open paint cans, and more. It’s also got a filing surface on its side and short imperial/metric rulers on its edge. It hangs easily from a keychain or clips onto a pocket.

Driven: 2024 Nissan Z NISMO

Driven: 2024 Nissan Z NISMO

The current-gen Nissan Z is the best it’s ever been – with great power, crisp handling, and slick modern looks that pay homage to Nissan’s classic sports cars. For the ultimate Z car, you’ll want the Z NISMO, which provides faster acceleration, stiffer suspension, aerodynamic enhancements, and other goodies that make the Z more track-ready than ever.

Slider Boy Titanium Fidget Toy

Slider Boy Titanium Fidget Toy

This mini fidget slider was inspired by the Nintendo Game Boy. It’s small enough to carry in a coin pocket and offers a satisfying three-level sliding action thanks to clicky neodymium magnets. Its outer layers are machined from titanium, while its center layer is made from black anodized aluminum. Choose from natural, gold, or purple bead-blasted finishes.

Ninja Star Slingshot

Ninja Star Slingshot

Typical slingshots fire steel balls. DIY Crossbow built a homebrew version of the elastic-powered weapon that fires deadly ninja stars. The design is simple – wood strips glued together and attached to a handle. A slot down the center of its barrel is just wide enough to hold one of the metal stars, and a guide at the front helps keep the star flat as it exits.

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