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Nail into Sword

Nail into Sword

After digging up a rusty old nail from his yard, maker Bobby Duke transformed the nasty looking old piece of scrap metal into a beautiful miniature sword that’s fit for a tiny warrior. Along the way, he made a custom forge from a paint can, some concrete, and blow torches.

Making an Iron Man Ring

Making an Iron Man Ring

BrainfooTV show us how he transformed an stainless steel connection nut into a piece of jewelry inspired by Tony Stark’s armored helmet. He first removed the threads, then cut and shaped it using a Dremel and hand tools, before polishing it to a high sheen. As a finishing touch, he added a pair of tritium tubes to give it glowing eyes.

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Bolt Into Combo Lock

Bolt Into Combo Lock

We always enjoy watching craftspeople turn objects intended for one thing into something entirely different. In this clip from My Mechanics, offers up one off the more impressive transformations we’ve seen, reworking an ordinary stainless steel bolt and a brass rod into a working combination lock.

SmartBolts

SmartBolts

SmartBolts’ innovative hardware has a built-in indicator which changes from red to black as you tighten them, providing visual feedback to ensure bolts are properly tightened, and reducing inspection time in critical operations where bolts can loosen over time.

Invisible Magnetic Connectors

Invisible Magnetic Connectors

The Lamello Invis Mx is an innovative fastener, which allows wood to be joined without any visible screws, and for parts to be assembled without clamping, thanks to a special magnetic driver.

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