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Making a Steel & Leather Tool Tote

Making a Steel & Leather Tool Tote

Carpenter Jimmy DiResta has previously made some useful tool totes out of wood, but this time, he decided to make a more stylish and unique tote, welded from steel rods, and wrapped in leather. It’s heavy for a toolbox, but it’s not going to be used for field work.

Making a Shrimp Trap

Making a Shrimp Trap

Primitive Technology goes easy on himself for once and makes a shrimp trap. It has a funnel that lets shrimp in but not out. It doesn’t need bait and you can make multiple traps to get you more food. Or something to barter. Man, a complete PT village would be awesome.

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Making a Zombie Killer Bat

Making a Zombie Killer Bat

Carpenter Frank Howarth’s latest creation is designed for fighting off walkers, ready to bash in their skulls with even greater effectiveness than Negan’s dirty girl, Lucille. Plus, Frank’s turned, patterned bat is simply beautiful when it’s not covered in blood and guts.

Making a Warhammer 40K Chainsword

Making a Warhammer 40K Chainsword

Man at Arms: Reforged celebrates its 100th episode by going all out to make one of the most fan-requested and complex weapons, Warhammer 40,000’s Blood Angel chainsword, complete with a fully operational chainsaw with oversize teeth. For the Emperor!

Making a Spear Thrower

Making a Spear Thrower

Primitive Technology spent about a day making a spear thrower. It’s made from a branch that had a smaller branch shooting out of it. The branch’s collar acts as a cup that cradles the spear. It let him throw a spear up to 49ft. away.

Making Suomian Noodles

Making Suomian Noodles

A look at a long-standing tradition in China’s Nanshan Village, where a handful of people have passed down the technique to create these long and skinny noodles, which are quite time-consuming and complex to make. We’re having some serious carb cravings now.

Making a Tiny Toaster

Making a Tiny Toaster

Miniature maker HMS2 shows us how to use plastic sheets and rods, and mad X-Acto knife skills to build a teensy toaster which looks absolutely perfect. Of course, you’ll need to make some tiny bread too, and be sure to wash it down with a tiny espresso.

Making the World’s Smallest Car

Making the World’s Smallest Car

How It’s Made walks us through the making of the modern day Peel 50, a tiny fiberglass-bodied car with a 1-cyl engine that doesn’t seem like something you should be driving on public roads. The original version dates back to the early 1960s and is worth up to $200k.

Making a Tiled Roof Shed

Making a Tiled Roof Shed

Primitive Technology built a roofed shed so he can store firewood and do other fire-related projects out of the rain. It took him a week to gather the timber and turn them into a frame, three days to make and dry a kiln, and almost a day to make the tiles.

Wolf Carving Time-Lapse

Wolf Carving Time-Lapse

Watch an ordinary block of wood carved into an intricate sculpture of a howling wolf by artist WieselRobot. If you’re wondering about the smaller wolf in the background, he also hand-sculpted that from clay.

Nissan TITAN: Steel to Wheels

Nissan TITAN: Steel to Wheels

A look inside Nissan’s Canton, Mississippi factory, where hardworking folks have built every single TITAN pickup truck since 2003. We’re still amazed to see how coils of steel are transformed by man and machine into the vehicles we rely on every day for work and play.

Wallpaper c. 1963

Wallpaper c. 1963

These days, most wallpaper is printed using industrial printing presses. But check out this wild 1960s footage of a British wallpaper factory, who still made the rolls of wall art using hand-carved block printing, and hand-applied flocking.

Making a Maple Cloud Bowl

Making a Maple Cloud Bowl

Frank Howarth is back with another awesome build – this time, he’s created a wonderful turned bowl using walnut and maple, with CNC cloud-shaped forms set into the sides. The stop-motion and orbiting time-lapse of the build is just the icing on the cake. (Thanks Victor!)

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DIY 3D Carved Staircase

DIY 3D Carved Staircase

Maker Benjamin Uyeda used Inventables’ X-Carve 3D carving machine to cut hundreds of layers of wood, which he laminated together to make an impressive spiral staircase. The whole thing was made from 13 sheets of Purebond plywood. Full build video here.

Making Soyuz Microphones

Making Soyuz Microphones

Every Soyuz microphone is made by hand. This video shows but a few steps in the painstaking process of creating each microphone. Even the individual holes in each diaphragm capsule is hand-drilled. If you have any doubt how good the result is, just listen here.

Making Records

Making Records

Super Deluxe named their video series Stoned Mode,” as the clips they’re featuring are perfect viewing material for when you’re high. So smoke ’em if you’ve got em, and enjoy a fascinating look at how vinyl records are made.

Making a Bamboo Fishing Rod

Making a Bamboo Fishing Rod

If you thought that you could just stick a piece of fishing line on a piece of bamboo and call it a day, you’d be very wrong. Nick Taransky does it the right way, paistakingly handcrafting a proper split bamboo fly rod that we’d be truly proud to own.

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.

Han Solo in Carbonite Fridge

Han Solo in Carbonite Fridge

Master builder and effects artist Frank Ippolito saw what appears to be a photoshopped image of a refrigerator done up to look like Han Solo frozen in Carbonite. Inspired by the pic, Frank decided to build the actual fridge for himself. Tested shares the build process.

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.

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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.

The Birth of a Weapon Pt. 1

The Birth of a Weapon Pt. 1

After showing us how to make tools and build a house, John Neeman Tools presents the steps of completely handcrafting a traditional English longbow – starting from a log, and finishing with a functional weapon. Handmade bows are available for preorder from Neemanbows.com.

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.

The Watermelon King

The Watermelon King

Time-lapse footage of carver Valeriano Fatica as he spends 18 hours sculpting an intricate bust of Game of Thrones’ imposing Night’s King from a watermelon. Previously, he made a white walker from a pumpkin.

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.

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