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How to Make a Tool Cabinet

How to Make a Tool Cabinet

Get Hands Dirty had a surplus of plywood, so she decided to use them to make a relatively simple tool cabinet. You’ll still need a variety of power tools to complete the project, but it doesn’t use any fancy joinery, only glue, nails and screws.

Restoring a Rusty Hammer

Restoring a Rusty Hammer

Builder Ollari’s takes a rusty old hammer head he found at a flea market and makes it look good as new after polishing away the rust and creating a new wooden handle from a hunk of ash. We’d be proud to hang the resulting sledgehammer over our workbench.

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How to Save a Wet Book

How to Save a Wet Book

Syracuse University Libraries’ Preservation department shows us how to save a water-logged book and restore it back to its original condition. All you need is some paper towels, a fan and some weights. You should also store it in the freezer if you can’t work on it right away.

Making Lucky Charms from Scratch

Making Lucky Charms from Scratch

After doing her best to make her own Skittles, Bon Appétit’s Claire Saffitz once again is determined to make a gourmet version of a popular food – and nobody better mess with her Lucky Charms! Of course our method for getting those marshmallows is a bit simpler.

DIY Pong Clock

DIY Pong Clock

Instructables member oliverb made an Arduino-powered digital clock that has a fun mode. It can tell the time by playing Pong with itself, updating the score to accurately reflect the time. It can also show the time in large digits or with words. Learn how to make one here.

How to Make a Concrete & Walnut Table

How to Make a Concrete & Walnut Table

HomeMadeModern combined an expensive material – walnut – with an affordable base material – concrete – to make a beautiful and relatively easy to create table. He cast the space on the concrete where the walnut panels would be using acrylic sheets.

Making a 2-Stroke Table Lamp

Making a 2-Stroke Table Lamp

Colin Furze made a steampunk bedside lamp that you wouldn’t want anywhere near your bed. It’s a lamp that’s powered by a chainsaw engine, which is connected to a generator. It even has a throttle so he can rev up the light.

The Baguette Bot

The Baguette Bot

Maker Becky Stern decided to create something none of us actually need, but is still immensely entertaining – a rolling robot made out of a baguette loaded with a wobbler circuit. It rolls along as you try to catch it, making it nearly impossible to spread butter and jam on it.

Making a Knife from Cardboard

Making a Knife from Cardboard

Kiwami Japan is back with another ridiculously improbable knife construction – an impressively-sharp kitchen blade made from pressed cardboard. We weren’t quite sure what he was up to for the first few minutes and thought we were watching HowtoBasic.

Planting and Cooking Yams

Planting and Cooking Yams

Primitive Technology’s latest relaxing video took him six months to complete. He tried growing yams before, but wild pigs and turkeys would always come and eat them. So he built a large enclosure for the potatoes. After half a year… he had harvested enough for a meal.

Jet Powered Micro Scooter

Jet Powered Micro Scooter

Colin Furze made his son the coolest kid on the block by modifying the kid’s scooter with an electric jet engine. But don’t worry, Furze restrained his inner madman this time. The scooter is just powerful enough to move the kid from a standstill.

How to Make a Rustic Desk from Scratch

How to Make a Rustic Desk from Scratch

DIY Perks’ latest guide shows how you can make a rustic-looking desk with drawers, all from scratch. The project uses readily available materials such as MDF and pine. It also uses only basic tools such as a saw, a drill and some clamps.

How to Make a Donut Vending Machine

How to Make a Donut Vending Machine

Little Puffin shows how you can make a donut vending machine out of cardboard. It requires only a little soldering and no programming. But it still works like a proper vending machine, needing the right coin and all. Check out the video’s description for the materials.

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Adam Savage’s Mega NERF Blaster

Adam Savage’s Mega NERF Blaster

We’ve seen some awfully impressive NERF weapons over the years, now Adam Savage throws his hat into the ring with an impressive one-day build of a NERF Rival Nemesis that has a removable see-through magazine to expand its capacity to 1,000 rounds per load.

Making Skittles from Scratch

Making Skittles from Scratch

As we’ve seen before, trying to replicate store-bought candies isn’t easy. In this cooking video from Bon Appétit Senior Food Editor and chef Claire Saffitz attempts to taste the rainbow with her own gourmet version of the colorful, chewy, tangy, crunchy-shelled candies.

How to Make Shoe Box Art

How to Make Shoe Box Art

CJ Sneakers has a great tip for his fellow sneakerheads who have way too many shoeboxes clogging up their closets. You can turn them into framed art easily with just a few simple tools and even simpler steps. Be sure to have paperweights at the ready.

Making a Rice Knife

Making a Rice Knife

Kiwami Japan’s collection of unusual kitchen knives continues to grow on a regular basis. Here, he manages to transform ordinary white rice into a extremely sharp blade after a bit of grinding, sifting, and milling… and milling… and milling some more.

DIY Lightsaber Theremins

DIY Lightsaber Theremins

After wowing us with an organ made from Furbys, Look Mum No Computer is back with a slightly less ambitious, yet still cool project – a pair of lightsabers modded with an accelerometer so it can be used as an analog input controller for a synthesizer.

Adam Savage: The Importance of Sharing

Adam Savage: The Importance of Sharing

Adam Savage gave a speech at the 2018 Maker Faire Bay Area that focused on sharing creations, and more importantly ideas. Savage reminds us that we don’t create in a vacuum, and even if we did, it is only right that we share for the betterment of others and the world.

Making “Impossible” Woven Wood

Making “Impossible” Woven Wood

Maker of things Izzy Swan shows off a building technique that makes it look like layers of wood have been woven together into a form that should be impossible to pull off. We won’t give away the trick, but it takes a whole lot of work to pull off the illusion.

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Making a Knife from Jello

Making a Knife from Jello

Kiwami Japan has made quite a few unusual knives, but we never thought we’d see one made from this jiggly dessert. Despite the challenges, he managed to transform the gelatin into a surprisingly rigid cutting utensil by drying it out with an air purifier.

Making a Blower and Charcoal

Making a Blower and Charcoal

New land, new house, same old needs. Primitive Technology made a new blower for his new playground. The blower is lighter than his previous one, and he needs it badly. His new area is damp and infested with mosquitoes, making it harder to gather wood.

DIY Cardboard Bear Trap

DIY Cardboard Bear Trap

It might not be strong enough to stop an actual bear, but this pointy-toothed trap made from cardboard, a ruler, skewers, and rubber bands can definitely bust some balloons. Mr. Hot Glue’s Family walks us through the build of his silly contraption with an equally silly video clip.

DIY GameCube Mini Console

DIY GameCube Mini Console

With “classic editionretro consoles becoming more commonplace, maker and hardcore Nintendo fan Nintendrew tried his hand at building a GameCube mini console. His version ended up being quite expensive, but a mass-produced version could be much cheaper.

IKEA Chairplane

IKEA Chairplane

The guys from YouTube channel FliteTest love to make all kinds of crazy R/C flying machines, and their latest build is a doozie. They managed to convert a wooden chair from IKEA into an airplane that reliably flies. Lift-off at 7:13.

Giant LEGO Bulldozer

Giant LEGO Bulldozer

LEGO fan Matt Denton managed to 3D print another jumbo-sized version of a classic LEGO Technic kit – their 1979 bulldozer model. Just like the original, this supersized version was assembled from nearly 400 parts. Unlike the original, this one took 600 hours to print.

Custom LEGO Pinball Machine

Custom LEGO Pinball Machine

Bre Burns of Renegade Bricks shows off Benny’s Spaceship Adventure, a pinball machine for LEGO purists. She built it from over 15,000 LEGO, Technic, and Mindstorms components, and no glue, screws, or other trickery was used. More at Brothers Brick.

CNC Engraving Photos

CNC Engraving Photos

When combined with software that converts images into halftone or other artistic patterns, a computer-controlled engraving machine can produce some really impressive images by varying the depth of its carving bit. CNC user Jānis Šatrovskis shows off the technique.

Soda Can Race Car

Soda Can Race Car

Most of the builds we’ve seen from The Q are small enough to carry, but the serial maker’s latest construction is substantially larger. It took over 400 hours to put together this 1.5:1 scale model of a Formula 1 race car, made entirely from soda cans and glue set onto a PVC chassis.

DIY Glow Slime

DIY Glow Slime

Nate from The King of Random shows us how to make a soupy, goopy concoction using Borax detergent and Elmer’s clear glue that can glow brilliantly in the dark when combined with the stuff from inside of glow sticks. If you’re gonna try this, wear gloves and eye protection!

DIY Supersonic NERF Cannon

DIY Supersonic NERF Cannon

By using an air pump and a burst disc to pressurize and release helium gas, The Backyard Scientist shows off an insanely powerful NERF gun that can fire darts faster than the speed of sound. Watch, and you might even learn a thing or two about physics.

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