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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A look behind the scenes at Louisville, Kentucky’s Kelvin Cooperage. The family-owned plant handmakes new oak barrels for aging bourbon and wines. The barrels may only be used once for bourbons, but will live on for many years providing a home for other spirits.
YouTuber HMS2 makes accurate, but teensy replicas of real world items for dollhouses. Out of all of the creations on their channel, these miniature cups of instant ramen are our personal favorites. Though the tiny Pocky sticks and potato chips are equally impressive.
Made by Destruction shows how the copper wiring in old copy machines can be reclaimed to produce shiny new products like brass musical instruments. Along the way, we get to see these defunct office machines satisfyingly ripped to pieces by an industrial shredder.
Hagerty shares this time-lapse of an old Ford Flathead V8 engine being stripped down to its block, then painstakingly rebuilt to like-new by Thirlby Automotive with the help of Edelbrock. It’s amazing how good something this old can look with enough time and effort.
“It’s all fairly simple.” Yeah right. Woodworker Frank Howarth celebrates Star Wars Day in the best way possible – by sharing video of his painstakingly handcrafted wooden Death Star. It’s simply astounding that you can make something like this from flat pieces of wood.
It might look like an ordinary bottle of milk, but other than the label and the lid, this thing is entirely made from candy. DaveHax walks us through the relatively simple process of using drink bottles to mold chocolate into an edible container filled with even more candy treats.
Modelmaker Luke Towan walks us through the painstaking process of building a tiny tree for a model railroad. It requires time and patience, but the end result is quite realistic, and the video is as soothing as watching Bob Ross paint. His teensy hay bales are nuts too.
Man at Arms: Reforged made a replica of the highly coveted sword from Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. It may not look as imposing or complex as the other weapons they forged, but it took a lot of time and finesse to create the details on both the blade and the guard.
One of the more unusual bits from the How It’s Made series takes us to a creepy factory filled with hand-shaped ceramic molds that wind their way through a lengthy assembly line, and then dipped in rubber and heated in an oven. Seriously, did Tim Burton create this place?
Man at Arms: Reforged finally takes on one of their fans’ long-requested weapons: Dark Souls’ Greatsword of Artorias. The divine weapon is like a Gothic column, eye-catching in terms of both size and detail. There’s no way a normal man can one-hand or roll with this beast.
After showing the craftsmanship that goes into handmade tools, John Neeman Tools built an entire home from hand-felled trees, locally sourced stones, and mostly using hand tools. The frame and roof were made with wood joints and pegs, with no nails, screws or hardware.
Primitive Technology uses his stone tools to craft a 55″ bow and a set of 2′ arrows. He also made a quiver out of bark. He says the bow was durable, lasting for about 200 to 300 shots. The string lasted about 100 shots but was easily repaired. And don’t worry, the turkey’s okay.
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