Category Archives: construction

Friday fakes

Doing something different this one time for today. In lieu of the Photoshopped images, we have images that are equally fake but the only ‘software’ involved is silicone. Here are a few ladies who think that what they have is … Continue reading

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DIY Hummer

Red Green builds a Hummer from two identical small cars. I discovered that this was already posted back in January of ’13. Therefore, consider it an inadvertent fave. Don’t matter, though.

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Bituminizing a road

Paving a road in the Australian Outback is now a two-step process. Blacktop, gravel, reload, repeat. Okay. A three-step process.

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Japanese dovetail

Guy dry-fits the Japanese sunrise dovetail joint that he crafted. Wrap your head around that.

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3-ton power hammer

A young Russian apprentice tries his hand at working a piece of metal under the giant hammer. The Chinese do it a bit differently. [17:47]

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Wall Mounted Tool Chest

New Yankee Workshop Norm Abram builds a replica of the finest example of a tool chest ever made which was built by Henry Studley between 1890 and 1920. [24:40] Video link.

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MegaBot Mk. III gets arms

THE ARMS AND TORSO OF THE MK.III ARE DONE!!! We’ve been working hard on the upper body of the Mk.III, and are finally ready to test our new Heavy Lift Arms – by using the robot’s massive claws to grab … Continue reading

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Giant rafting track marble run

A lot of hours went into creating this wooden track for marbles. All of that, and no one is out of breath.

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Bearings made in China

Interesting to watch but quality control is either not shown or nonexistent.

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The last Crown Vic

Video from 2011. Unfortunately, the good parts are vertical. [5:37]

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Window cleaners in China

They knew they were in for trouble when the wind kicked up.

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Cutting a perfect square or rectangle in drywall took up a lot of time. Attach this device to a portable drill and cut the time in half. More info. (preorder)

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Building an engine for a COPO Camaro

The final 2012 COPO Camaro will be auctioned off early next year to benefit the American Heart Association. The Inferno Orange Metallic convertible race car has an engine hand-build by Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and … Continue reading

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DiResta saw horses

Making a few smaller saw horses to fit in the smaller shop rather than buying the larger ones from the big store. [6:23]

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The Chernobyl arch moves into place

Chernobyl’s giant New Safe Confinement (NSC) was moved over a distance of 327 metres from its assembly point to its final resting place, completely enclosing a previous makeshift shelter that was hastily assembled immediately after the 1986 accident. The equipment … Continue reading

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Apple campus update

There’s the campus building, the parking building, the R&D building, the secret building and the ring is a super collider for ideas. An ode to the empire builders. [4:09]

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