The cars in The Flintstones rolled on wheels carved from boulders. Chris Rollins took a different approach to making stone tires for his go-kart by casting them from concrete. How fast and far can he drive on these punishing solid tires before something breaks? Watch part two here.
It’s amazing how water can be pressurized so much that it can cut through things. In this clip we spotted on the Tool Gifs subreddit, we get an up-close look at how a tightly-focused stream of water can cut incredibly precise shapes in stone. The footage does appear to have been sped up, though.
Scotland-based artist James Parker is known for his sculptures of oversized fruit and other curvy objects. To make his works, he meticulously chips away and shapes thin slices of slate, arranges them one-by-one, and layers them until the giant fruit comes to life. He’s also built an awesome stone Death Star.
This three-pack of bracelets looks great stacked together, with one made from a deeply-textured black lava rock, another from a polished silver agate stone, and the third woven from paracord. Ideal for wrist sizes from 7.5″ to 8.5″. Save 20% in The Awesomer Shop.
Knives are typically made from tool steel. But the guys at Ollari’s show us how with the proper cutting blades and an angle grinder, a block of granite can be transformed into a sharp-edged cutting tool as well. We’re betting Primitive Technology would do the same with only a rock.