Category Archives: construction

Second childhood

Guy makes a playground for himself and his Harley using a BobCat.

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Making spirals with a chisel

Satisfying video of a craftsman shaving a wood edge into a spiral. Contrary to the video’s title, “Fibonacci Spiral Shaving,” these spirals are not true Fibonacci curves. They’re just spirals.

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From the far side of the tunnel

On April 4, 2017, one of the world’s largest tunneling machines chewed through more than 1,000 tons of concrete and fiberglass to end a 1.7 mile journey underneath downtown Seattle. With a drone’s eye view, this video shows the raw … Continue reading

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Rotary friction welding

Rotary Friction Welding creates a 100% bond of the contact area. But you can’t take it with you on the job.

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Installing ski lifts at Vail

Helicopters, cranes, and plenty of hard hats. Ever wonder how a chair lift gets built? Here’s some incredible footage of the installation of Vail’s Chair 5.

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Ditching and trenching

Interested in installing an underground lawn irrigation system? Check out one of these before you begin.

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Idiots at work

A compilation of stupid stuff that that workers have done while on the job. Some of these we may have seen before. [6:05]

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Masonry bots

Another look at how robots will replace bricklayers in the future. How much do you think those pointers make per hour?

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Ditch cleaning machines

Ditch Cleaning Demonstration including different dredging pumps and mowing and dredge buckets. You may find this quite interesting and mentally relaxing. Or vice versa. [6:57]

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Spinners

Some guys have to keep their hands occupied. Those Fidget toys just won’t do. This guy makes his own.     [4:25]

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World’s Master Maze Maker

For many of us, mazes represent a mysterious unknown, an enigmatic and entertaining puzzle of mythic proportions, and Englishman Adrian Fisher is the world’s preeminent maze designer. Over the years, this master of deception has designed over 700 mazes in … Continue reading

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3D printing metal

Laser application welding by means of a powder nozzle and milling using the LASERTEC 65 3D.

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Installing armor plates on M1A1 Abrams tanks in Germany

Armor plating an already armor plated tank? Explosive Reactive Armor tiles are fitted as part of the Tank Urban Survival Kit II. (Tusk II) They are filled with an explosive sandwiched between two metal plates. When penetrated, the explosive detonates … Continue reading

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Basílica de la Sagrada Família update

Amazing and bizarre at the same time, the construction of this cathedral in Spain has been ongoing since 1882 and will be completed in 2026. More info.

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Tungsten friction drilling

Canadian guy, AvE shows us more of his workshop dickery.

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Time lapse house construction

From pouring the slab to finishing the landscaping, the building crew gets the job done.

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