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Welding

Making a Lamp from Nuts

Making a Lamp from Nuts

Looking for a project to put basic welding skills to use? Check out this DIY idea from Ollari’s – a lamp with a shade made by welding a bunch of steel nuts around a curved form, and a base made out of the same. It’s a cool enough design that we’ll forgive his spelling of “baking soda.”

Building a Metal Darth Vader Helmet

Building a Metal Darth Vader Helmet

GoldPointProps walks us through the process of creating an incredible replica of the Dark Lord’s infamous head gear using sheet metal, bending tools, tin snips, an arc welder, a Dremel, and a heaping helping of elbow grease.

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Arc Welding in Slow Motion

Arc Welding in Slow Motion

Most video footage you see of welding just looks like a blinding light and some sparks. mrbean022387 added an appropriate soundtrack to Vurt Runner’s super-macro footage of gas metal arc welding as a tiny pool of molten metal burbles and coalesces.

Friction Welding in Slow-Mo

Friction Welding in Slow-Mo

While much welding is done by adding molten hot metals with a torch or electrical current, friction welding creates strong joints by rubbing metal together at a high speed. Here, two blocks of titanium are merged into one. If you thought that was cool, check this out.

3D Printed Steel Bike

3D Printed Steel Bike

Students at the Netherlands’ Delft University of Technology and 3D printing company MX3D programmed a welding robot to “print” the cage structure of this awesome and unique bicycle frame. We love the open and organic design, though it’s probably still quite heavy.

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.

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.

Optimus Wine Rack

Optimus Wine Rack
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This tricked-out wine rack may look like something out of Hasbro’s offices but it was made out of old transmission parts by a lighting salesman. It stands over 6′ tall and is 1000lbs of kickass vino storage.

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