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Making

How to Cut Glass

How to Cut Glass

We know that you cut panes of glass by scoring them before snapping them apart, but this footage showing how to quickly transform a large pane of glass into several smaller pieces without shattering them is still immensely satisfying.

Fiber Braiding Machine

Fiber Braiding Machine

This incredibly complex machine takes spools of fiberglass, Kevlar or carbon fiber and braids them together for form a durable composite. Similar techniques are being used to make lightweight automotive and airplane parts.

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Japanese Joinery

Japanese Joinery

An immensely satisfying demonstration of craftsmanship as two Japanese carpenters show the kind of precision required to perfectly interlock a pair of wooden beams into an extremely strong unified structure.

Melting Soda Cans

Melting Soda Cans

Grant “The King of Random” Thompson demonstrates just how recyclable aluminum cans are by melting down a batch, and then casting new metal ingots from them using his homebrew mini metal foundry. The fun starts at 1:20.

Making Ice Cream Bars

Making Ice Cream Bars

Alden Gleason shot this captivating video of the assembly line at Julie’s Organic Ice Cream. We dare you to watch the whole thing without running to your freezer to see if you have any ice cream bars. That chocolate bath looks so good.

Making a Pinball Machine

Making a Pinball Machine

We recently went inside the Stern Pinball factory to see just what it takes to make a modern pinball machine. Fortunately, the day we were there, they were working on The Walking Dead, which made the visit doubly sweet.

Making Paper Mache Creatures

Making Paper Mache Creatures

Dan Reeder of Gourmet Paper Mache creates insanely detailed sculptures using paper mache. Watch as he crafts one of his dragons here. Then check out a shark, a minotaur, Danery’s dragon, and the elusive unipossum.

The Birth of a Tool Pt. III

The Birth of a Tool Pt. III

John Neeman Tools demonstrates the complex and time-consuming process of forging one of its beautiful Damascus steel knives, handmade by master bladesmith Chris. This makes us so happy that such craftsmanship is still alive.

Making a Mini Sword

Making a Mini Sword

We’ve featured plenty of videos showing how blacksmiths make swords, but this clip from Inspire to Make shows how to make a teensy weapon out of an ordinary nail. Using a smaller nail as the crossguard is especially clever.

Carvey 3D Carving Machine

Carvey 3D Carving Machine

Inventables‘ easy-to-use machine lets you upload designs from your computer and carves objects from a variety of materials. The bundled software can carve and cut in 2.5D, while you can use off-the-shelf CAM software for full 3D objects.

Machining a Globe

Machining a Globe

In this demonstration for Mastercam, you’ll see a solid cylinder of metal turned into perfectly spherical globe, using a high-speed computer-aided lathe – a machine that delicately cuts away metal as the piece is rotated.

How Crayons are Made

How Crayons are Made

WIRED recently went inside the Crayola factory for a brief tour of the colorful and messy process which turns raw wax into about 12 million crayons every day. Sesame Street covered the same ground 30+ years ago, with fewer robots.

Beer Fermentation Time-Lapse

Beer Fermentation Time-Lapse

A dramatic time-lapse demonstration of the fermentation process in the making of Sierra Nevada’s Bigfoot Ale, with massive batches of bubbling hops, yeast and wort rising and falling on their way to becoming delicious beer.

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Making a Watch

Making a Watch

German watchmaker NOMOS Glashütte lets us get up close and personal with the process behind the creation of their intricate and luxurious mechanical timepieces, which are still largely made by hand.

Forging the Lich King’s Frostmourne

Forging the Lich King’s Frostmourne

Even Frostmourne came from fire. Man at Arms takes on one of the most requested and most complex weapons it’s ever made, the sword from the Warcraft franchise. So, we guess we have four Lich Kings now.

How It’s Unmade: Oreo Cookies

How It’s Unmade: Oreo Cookies

(NSFW: Language) We’re always spellbound by How it’s Made. Let’s learn about the little-known Oreo disassembly plant, which breaks down excess cookies into raw materials, producing one half the flour consumed in the U.S. Or not.

Making the Tesla Model S

Making the Tesla Model S

Wired takes us inside the Tesla Model S factory. It still amazes us that raw coils of sheet metal can transformed into such a beautiful and functional vehicle. While the plant employs 3000 humans, robots are the true star of the show.

Behind the Signs

Behind the Signs

A look behind the scenes at New York City’s Department of Transportation’s sign shop, a small team of 22 men and women who make every single street sign for all five of NYC’s boroughs.

Making Louis Vuitton Shoes

Making Louis Vuitton Shoes

There’s a reason that a pair of Louis Vuitton’s can cost you a pretty penny as Youtuber leicax70 shows in this mesmerizing clip recorded at the Fiesso d’Artico workshops in Venice, Italy.

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