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1929 Packard Boattail Speedster

1929 Packard Boattail Speedster

“I uh, I followed a picture.” Jay Leno’s Garage showcases Jerry Miscevich’s beautiful recreation of the Packard Boattail Speedster. Nearly 20 years in the making, the car is made of either hand-fabricated or actual Packard components.

A Woman’s Guide to Woodworking

A Woman’s Guide to Woodworking

“Normally wood is just thrown at me. But this time, I needed something bigger.” Something Fishy continues its snarky how-tos for women. This time they show us how to make an end table, and make men feel insecure.

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Walabot

Walabot

A smartphone accessory for home construction or improvement. Walabot uses a depth sensor and an app to provide a digital image of what’s behind walls, as well as how far they are inside. Use it to spot wires, pipes and more.

How to Make a Glass Arrowhead

How to Make a Glass Arrowhead

Shawn Woods is a fanatic when it comes to ancient archery. Here, he shows us how to use primitive hand tools to take glass from an old whiskey bottle he found, and transform it into awesome and deadly glass arrowhead.

Fixing a Laptop’s Cooling Fan

Fixing a Laptop’s Cooling Fan

ElectroBOOM opened up his old laptop to try and fix its cooling fan while discussing a few of the things that can go wrong when the fan stops working. He also shared his patent pending fan cleaning and external cooling solutions.

DIY Odometer Fix

DIY Odometer Fix

Broken odometers are one of the most common problems in older cars, but they’re relatively easy to replace. ChrisFix shows us how and explains how odometers work in the process. All you need are flathead and Torx screwdrivers.

DIY Aluminum Baseball Bat

DIY Aluminum Baseball Bat

You might not know it, but store-bought aluminum baseball bats are hollow inside. MP Dragon decided to create a solid, if flawed, aluminum bat by first sculpting his own wood bat, then creating a sand cast, pouring in molten metal, and finishing it on a lathe.

DIY Mini NES

DIY Mini NES

Sorry Nintendo, but this is how you make a miniature NES. Modder daftmike’s Raspberry Pi-based NES emulator not only has working buttons and ports, it also uses tiny cartridges as NFC tags to load games. It even has an equally tiny functional controller. Build log here.

Making a Forge Blower

Making a Forge Blower

Primitive Technology inches towards the metal age by making an alternative to bellows: a rotary fan driven by a bow. It allows his furnace to get hot enough to extract iron from iron ore, though he’ll need a bigger setup if he wants to get usable amounts of the metal.

Making a Smoke Bomb Cocktail

Making a Smoke Bomb Cocktail

Cocktail Chemistry Lab walks us through the rather involved process of making this unique whiskey drink, whose centerpiece is an ice orb filled with smoke, which is cracked open at serving time. Ice ball instructions here.

Basecamp DIY Home

Basecamp DIY Home

Backcountry Tiny Homes sells plans and guides for building a rustic trailer home based on the one that they made for themselves. Starting at 204sq.ft., the home has many modern amenities and also has a roof deck and off-grid options.

Cleaning with Vinegar

Cleaning with Vinegar

Vinegar is a decent disinfectant, solvent and herbicide. HouseholdHacker shows us 10 ways that we can use vinegar to keep our house and everyday objects clean. Although if your toothbrush looks like that you need to get your teeth and eyes checked.

Flying a Personal Multicopter

Flying a Personal Multicopter

AmazingDIYProjects built himself a drone. But this isn’t just any old quadcopter, no. This multi-bladed flying machine can actually lift a human. His nonchalant description about engine failures isn’t particularly reassuring, but he still manages to get off the ground. Liftoff at 4:15.

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A Box for Your Nikes

A Box for Your Nikes

Ever wonder why if you’re gonna drop a couple of Benjamins for your fancy kicks that they’d come in a cheap cardboard box? Woodworker Kyle Toth shows us how to make a proper box for your spendy, trendy sneakers. Ironically, Kyle uses the box to hold his camera gear.

DIY Air Blower

DIY Air Blower

While you could run out to the hardware store and just buy a leaf blower, there’s something to be said for making your own stuff. MrGear shows us how to turn a DVD spindle case, a soda bottle, a drink can, plastic pipe, a motor, and hot glue into a homebrew mini blower.

DIY Bladeless Fan

DIY Bladeless Fan

YouTuber Rulof Maker used a microwave fan, a water bottle jug and a pair of plastic vases to make a homemade version of Dyson’s prohibitively expensive Air Multipliers. Air from the fan sucks in the air behind the rings to provide great ventilation.

DIY LEGO RC Monowheel

DIY LEGO RC Monowheel

LEGO designer Jason Allemann is working on a remote-controlled monowheel. Initially a proof-of-concept for a LEGO BB-8, Jason is using a pair of Power Functions motors and a counterweight to propel and steer the toy.

DIY RC Hot Rod

DIY RC Hot Rod

YouTuber Jason “Ossum” Suter shows off his one-of-a-kind remote-controlled hot rod. He mostly used off-the-shelf RC parts – modifying a couple to suit his needs – but he designed, printed and painted the body and designed and laser-cut the aluminum chassis.

DIY Matchstick Gun

DIY Matchstick Gun

The always resourceful MrGear shows us how to transform a pencil, a matchstick, a 9-volt battery, and a few other bits and bobs into a tiny weapon, capable of firing a nasty little dart. It’s probably not deadly, but it sure could cause injury, so be careful if you try this at home.

Converse Custom Chuck Taylor All Star

Converse Custom Chuck Taylor All Star

The quintessential sneaker now has its own NikeID corner. Create your own Chucks by customizing the color or print of its different parts, from the upper to the racing stripes on the midsole. You can even add a message on the heel.

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Making a Grass Hut

Making a Grass Hut

Primitive Technology makes building your own home look easy in his latest episode. In fact, it took him 7 days to put it together – five of which were spent gathering grass. Psh. One time we missed winning the lottery by just four numbers.

200W Laser Bazooka

200W Laser Bazooka

“…it’s 400 times over the most dangerous rating imposed by the FDA. So without further ado let’s play with this thing.” A statement that no one should ever say, but YouTuber styropyro utters it as if he was talking about a NERF dart. This thing would be right at home in Fallout 4.

BOSEbuild Speaker Cube

BOSEbuild Speaker Cube

A DIY Bluetooth speaker kit for newbies of all ages. The kit and its iOS app teaches how magnets can turn electricity into sound and the basics of frequency and waveforms. There are far cheaper ways to learn all that, but to also get a BOSE speaker for $149 is a great deal.

DIY Utility Cart

DIY Utility Cart

Add to this to your playlist of satisfying videos. YouTuber Dustin Penner brings out his fancy tools to make a humble cart based on the work of artist Tom Sachs. It probably takes him half a day, two clamps and three CNC machines to sharpen his pencils.

DIY Iceman Blaster

DIY Iceman Blaster

Colin Furze adds to his DIY X-Men gizmos this portable liquid nitrogen pack. Along with a palm-mounted nozzle, it allows him to chill and freeze objects on the go. If there’s anyone who can will make Bobby Drake’s ice slides, it’s this guy.

DIY Rick & Morty Portal Gun

DIY Rick & Morty Portal Gun

DIY Prop Shop shows us how to make an electronic replica of Rick’s portal gun. The replica’s body is made from cheap and readily available materials or objects – styrene, shot glasses, a bubble wand, a whisk handle – but the electronics and tools do complicate things.

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