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Milling a Metal Guitar

Milling a Metal Guitar

Watch in awe as this CNC cutting machine transforms hunks of solid titanium and aluminum into an intricate electric guitar. The 124 piece guitar looks identical to the real deal, though at 15 pounds, it’s about twice the weight of a Fender Stratocaster.

Fire & Bone Mini Metal Skulls

Fire & Bone Mini Metal Skulls

Using a combination of 3D printing and wax casting, Fire & Bone creates incredibly detailed, but tiny skulls of animals made from bronze or sterling silver. Some even have articulating jaws, like the miniature human. Each includes a 24″ chain and an optional display stand.

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Turning Styrofoam into Aluminum

Turning Styrofoam into Aluminum

The King of Random shows off another cool DIY project in which he creates a styrofoam model of an object, and transforms it into a wonderful solid aluminum sculpture using sand-casting to replace the foam with molten metal.

Cube in a Cube in a Cube

Cube in a Cube in a Cube

Modern machinery has enabled the creation of all kinds of seemingly impossible objects. But this amazing three-layered cube was created using a hunk of metal, a lathe and drill bits, masterfully manipulated by craftsman Инженер BrunS.

Book Binder Forged Scissors

Book Binder Forged Scissors

The design lover/office supply junkie in your life will love these forged metal book binder style scissors. Rustic and refined, they’ll look gorgeous on a desk or the workbench. You can throw those cheap plastic handled ones out now.

Incredible Wire Sculptures

Incredible Wire Sculptures

For his latest series, Korean artist Seung Mo Park creates intricate sculptures using densely-packed layers of bent aluminum wire over fiberglass lifecast forms. His other series, made from cut mesh screen is equally impressive.

Giveaway: Obtainium Olive Wallets

Giveaway: Obtainium Olive Wallets

Enter for a chance to win one of 7 of Obtainium’s minimal metal wallets in Military Olive ($199 value). Holds 8 cards and cash, is waterproof, and blocks RFID skimming. Readers save 33% with code “AWSMR33” (Contest Ends 11/11/13)

Displate Metal Posters

Displate Metal Posters

Displate offers imagery from over 1000 artists, printed onto a slim steel canvas. A magnetic wall mounting system makes them easy to hang, they look great, and there’s something for just about every style. (Thanks Eric!)

Giveaway: Obtainium Wallets

Giveaway: Obtainium Wallets

Enter now for a chance to win one of three of Obtainium’s minimal metal wallets ($199 value). Holds up to 8 cards and cash, is waterproof, and blocks RFID skimming. Readers also save 33% with code “AWESOMER” (Contest Ends 8/4/13)

Inside Unlocking the Truth

Inside Unlocking the Truth

Let the 12-year-old metalheads of Unlocking the Truth capture your heart all over again with their uplifting message of individuality, creativity and the rock and roll spirit in this feature from Avant Garde Diaries. (Thanks Amy F!)

Unlocking the Truth

Unlocking the Truth

Don’t be surprised if you have to pick your jaw up from the floor after watching the sixth grade shredders from Brooklyn that make up the tiny but powerful metal band Unlocking the Truth.

Blacksmithing a Klingon Bat’leth

Blacksmithing a Klingon Bat’leth

Star Trek fans can certainly buy a cheap off-the-shelf Bat’leth replica, but Swordmaker Tony Swatton’s epic, handmage version appears to be even sharper and more deadly than the version Worf used in battle.

Pocket Skulls

Pocket Skulls

These palm-sized metal skulls by propmaker Faustus70 are like having a tiny T-800 Terminator you can carry with you. Made from aluminum sheets riveted over a resin form. Buy a dozen, and fill your fruitbowl with ’em.

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Forging Batman’s Batarangs

Forging Batman’s Batarangs

Expert Weaponsmeister and Prop Poobah Tony Swatton regales us again with his fascinating fashioning of Batman’s deadly batarangs. Notice they’re even more deadlier. (Thanks Austin!)

Dogs Like Socks

Dogs Like Socks

What is it about dogs and socks? We may never know, but at least we can now enjoy a metal song on the topic thanks to Psychostick. Buy the song to give your pup a sock massacre soundtrack.

Unicorns from Hell

Unicorns from Hell

(NSFW: Language) Have you ever stopped to wonder if unicorns aren’t the magical creatures you always thought they were, but in fact hellspawn? Yeah, us neither. Now check out this crazy video.

Brass Bike

Brass Bike

Elevating the simple city bike into a work of art, Van Heesh Design’s steel frame bicycle is plated with brass, providing it with an elegant, shiny, and rust-resistant finish. Also made in copper and zinc.

Chair No 35

Chair No 35

Sure, Winter is coming, but you can start saving up now for Damian Velasquez’s awesome patio furniture for next Spring, crafted from a cool-looking, but comfortable metal mesh. More here.

Skyrim Helmet Build

Skyrim Helmet Build

See this incredible metal Skyrim helmet? Watch and learn a thing or two about welding, grinding, cutting and modern-day blacksmithing in this build video by its creator, Shannon Clawson.

Shark Bookends

Shark Bookends

Knob Creek Metal Arts handmakes these killer shark bookends – perfect for standing up your collection of marine biology books or your Jaws and Sharktopus discs. Hammerhead also available.

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Friction Welding

Friction Welding

When you think of welding metal, it usually involves a torch or a high voltage arc – but in this amazing demo, we get to see that simply rubbing two objects together fast enough can fuse them.

Arjes VZ 950 DK Shredder

Arjes VZ 950 DK Shredder

Check out the ARJES hydraulic shredder VZ 950 crushing whole cars to bits in seconds. Is it better than when the Terminator dropped himself into the hot molten steel in T2? Your call. (Thanks Peter!)

Bumblebee Sculpture

Bumblebee Sculpture

Keep Decepticons off your front lawn with this amazing 7.5 foot-tall sculpture of Bumblebee, handmade from various scrap metal parts by ScrapSculptures. Get Optimus Prime here.

Wire Sculptures

Wire Sculptures

UK artist Derek Kinzett creates incredibly detailed sculptural figures using precisely formed lengths of wire. His life-size human forms are pretty amazing, but we’re partial to the motorcycle.

Exposure

Exposure

You may recall Antony Gormley’s sculptures. Turns out he supersized things in 2010, erecting an 85 foot-tall metal man in the Dutch town of Lelystad. We wonder how tall he’d be if he stood up.

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