In his latest attempt to advance to the Iron Age, Primitive Technology tried smelting iron-oxidizing bacteria to collect iron prills, or small spheres of the metal. He made a small furnace and filled it with charcoal and the ore. After 3 hours, he ended up with a handful of cast iron.
Maker and destroyer of things Giaco Whatever lives up to his name with a truly random project. He recently decided to build himself a replica of the galley from an airplane so he had a place to put his coffee maker in his shop. Of course, it helps that he had all the trolleys and bins.
You already know kiwami japan as the Iron Chef of knife making. Today’s secret ingredient is… POTATOES!!! First he turned a potato into a starchy powder, then mixed it with glycerin and vinegar to make a putty. After drying and cutting the putty, he sharpened it into a blade.
DIY Perks shows us how to make a beautiful, vintage-looking Bluetooth speaker and LED lamp using cheap parts and electronics. There is a bit of 3D printing and soldering involved though. If you’re up to the task, check out the video’s description for the relevant links.
Make It Extreme lives up to their name with this impressive build – a hula hoop inspired hubless vehicle much like the ones that famously appeared in the closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics – though in this case, the bike is motorized instead of pedal-driven.
Tested’s Adam Savage has built some incredibly complex projects, but here he returns to his model-making roots, and shows us how to make a completely unique robot sculpture using parts cobbled together parts from Weta Workshop’s Giant Killer Robots board game.
HomeMadeModern shows fitness buffs how they can save a lot of money and a few trips to the gym. He made a weight bench almost entirely out of 2×4 wood. He used kaizen foam to cushion the bench and marine fabric to cover it. You can get the build plans on his website.
The King of Random shows off a build that should be standard-issue for every household with kids. Its a customized vacuum cleaner accessory designed for sucking up and storing the countless LEGO bricks all over your floor. Somebody needs to put these into production.
Primitive Technology could soon be living in a building. He discovered a way to make a cement-like material by burning bark and leaves at a high temperature until he got white ashes. He then turned the ash into paste and fired it into a kiln, then mixed it with clay.
Just when we thought Kiwami Japan had run out of unusual materials to make knives from, he’s come up with another. He ironed then shaped several pairs of boxers into a sharp, functional blade. It helps that they contain synthetics. This wouldn’t work with 100% cotton.
Binging with Babish teaches us three ways to make our favorite frozen treat. The first two are easy and require only a handful of ingredients. One uses bananas as the base, while the other uses condensed milk and whipped cream. The third one is the traditional way.
I Like to Make Stuff got envious of a friend who had a large slip n’ slide, so he decided to build one out of off the shelf parts. The build’s main parts are PVC pipes, pool noodles and plastic sheets. The spray bar was made such that it can be disassembled for storage.
Lamello’s Invis Mx2 is a system of connectors and a magnetic drill drive that lets you create invisible joints without using glues, screws or clamps. The system also makes it easy to disassemble the joints. The Mx2 has a 60% higher clamping force than its predecessor.
How to Make Everything shares a brief history of fireworks, and how they work. Then he gathers the ingredients he needs to make them from scratch, including bat droppings. The resulting fireworks made for a pretty quiet Fourth of July, but technically they still worked.