Go inside of Italy’s Beta Utensili factory, where they take pieces of raw steel, heat them, hot roll, and machine hammer them into their rough shapes, before cutting them out, sand blasting, grinding, tumbling, and refining their openings before hardening and plating each piece into a finished combination wrench.
It’s been a while since we checked in with the guys at SoKrispyMedia, with their last Chalk Warfare video debuting back in 2014. Now, they’ve drawn their chalk weapons once again, and headed back to the battlefield to give us their most epic action and VFX sequence yet. We loved the R/C car and gravity gun made out of chalk.
Improve your distance, speed, and swing on the golf course with this weighted trainer from UnLocked. The set uses interchangeable weights to help build muscles, muscle memory, and endurance during your practice sessions. The set includes a stiff graphite shaft along with 380g and 260g weights.
In order to improve his hit distance, engineer Shane Wighton Stuff Made Here created a baseball bat with the ultimate sweet spot. If hit just right, explosive charges fire, pushing a piston forward, and launching the baseball into home run territory. Along the way, he shows off his fancy new Tormach 24r mill.
While there are some pretty sweet knives out there, they don’t all need to be expensive to be good. Our buddies over at Everyday Carry took some time to pick their favorite inexpensive pocket knives, each priced at under $50, without sacrificing function, durability, or looks.
These shock- and water-resistant LCD watches offer a rugged look that matches their durability. They feature a 100-hour chronograph with lap/split times, multiple alarms, a 24-hour countdown timer, three time zones, 12/24-hour modes, and a bright Indiglo light-up dial, all set into a substantial 54mm case.
Boston Dynamics has made a name for themselves with their humanoid and animal-inspired robots. We’ve previously met Spot, their robo-dog that can handle all kinds of terrain and carry small payloads. Future Punk made this fun video that imagines what Spot might have been like had he come out in the 1990s.
This lightweight tool is the perfect utensil for dining while in the great outdoors. The folding, stainless steel gadget incorporates a fork, spoon, bottle opener, can opener, a dull serrated edge, and a flat head screwdriver in one. Measures 4.5″ long closed and 7.75″ long opened.
Musician Tolgahan Çoğulu shows off a unique instrument he put together after his son Atlas gave him the idea. The acoustic guitar uses LEGO studs all along its neck, allowing for microtonal positions throughout the fretboard. The trick was to build a custom 3D printed baseplate for the LEGO bricks to click onto.
Expert modelmaker Luke Towan shows off how he built a tiny HO-scale replica of a Land Rover Defender. What makes the miniature so impressive is that it not only is motorized, but can be remotely controlled to drive along tiny roads. He bought the model in kit form from Tiny 4×4, but it’s definitely an advanced build.
The guys at ThunderDomes are in the business of building geodesic domes. But they also make some nifty LED lamps, which use 3D printing and cast resin structures to throw dramatic shadows onto walls, ceilings, and floors. They come in a variety of designs, with our favorite being the golden ratio spiral pattern.
Learning new languages can help you significantly expand your horizons. With Qlango, you can learn 31 different languages using a combination of lessons and fun games and challenges. This lifetime subscription gets you access and is 50% off in The Awesomer Shop.
After an earlier experiment with trying to get sharks to swarm into human blood, Engineer Mark Rober teamed up with Discovery’s Shark Week to build a single-person shark cage, and headed into the waters of the Bahamas to see if he could get a feeding frenzy going around him using fish blood instead.
If you’re looking for unique floor coverings, we can think of no better place than Ruggable. Among their many designs are these rugs based on the work of artist José Guadalupe Posada, who created this dynamic image of Don Quixote’s skeleton and his horse riding to victory. Available in a variety of rectangular and round sizes.
This bit of archival footage that dates back to 1967 envisions a future much like the one we’re living in today. Its ideas of what shopping from a computer and work-from-home video calls might look like are impressively accurate. We also love the retrofuturist aesthetic.
These compact claw hammers might not have the leverage or heft of traditional hand tools, but they’re great for working in tight spaces, and small enough to carry in a pocket. Measuring just 4.7″ long and weighing only 8oz., you can even keep one in your EDC pack. Sold in sets of two.
One of the perils of living in the big city is being awakened in the middle of the night to the sound of an annoying car alarm that just won’t shut up. Back in 2018, the group Too Many Zooz invited musicians to create something more entertaining with the repetitive noise, and Pittsburgh band Big Blitz rose to the challenge.
The cast iron toys of yesteryear were subject to rusting and corrosion like nothing else. But in the capable hands of Awesome Restorations, old things can look as good as new once more. Watch as they breathe new life into an old 1930s coin bank, sandblasting off the caked-on rust and giving it a shiny coat of enamel paint.
Trying to install or remove screws in a tight spot is a common problem. This drill accessory from DeWalt is a must in every toolbox, offering easy access to confined spaces with its 12″ long flexible shaft and right-angle bit holder. Its Rapid Load head makes for easy bit changes, and is backed by a strong magnet for holding screws.
In Japanese art, there’s a process called Kintsugi, a mending method which uses a mix of resin and gold powder to repair objects, accentuating the repair, rather than hiding it. Paying tribute to this tradition, artist Victor Solomon renovated a South L.A. basketball court using a similar method to fill in cracks in the court.
Keep your desk nice and tidy with Abovus‘ smartly-designed contemporary desk organizer system. Its base modules feature V-shaped ridges which can be used for loose pens and pencils, while modular cork components hold everything from phones to paper clips to tiny plants. Available in individual pieces or complete sets.
We’ve pulled our share of all-nighters over the years, but have drawn the line somewhere around 36 hours without sleep. But the What If channel explores what life might be like if sleep weren’t a necessity for our brains and bodies. It turns out having all that extra time would have sweeping implications, both good and bad.
Roark’s handsome and unique drink flask features a stainless steel body, wrapped in authentic Harris Tweed. The famed Scottish wool textile feels great in the hand and looks great with its rich weave of fall colors. Each end is wrapped in stitched leather, and it features an official Harris Tweed label on back.
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