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Watch A Blacksmith Masterfully Forge A Pair Of Tongs

Video: It is an incredible amount of work to forge a pair of fireplace tongs. Like, this blacksmith should be awarded with a medal that lets everyone know that they should pat him on the back. Like he should think about retirement after shaping these tongs from metal. Watch the epic process of blacksmith Torbjörn Åhman forging tongs in the video below.


Making A Stone Axe Without Any Tools Is Really Impressive

Get a giant stick. Shape a big stone. Put the stone in the stick and you have a Celt stone axe made without any tools other than what nature gave you. Watch as Primitive Technology uses rocks to sharpen rocks and then fire to burn a hole into a large stick and then put it altogether so that it’s strong enough to chop down a tree. Sticks and stones break bones.


This Millennium Falcon Multitool Is A Suitable Wookiee Replacement

You think it’s an inconvenience when your car breaks down on the side of the road? Imagine that happening to your ship in the vacuum of space. That’s why you always need to keep the right tools for emergency repairs on hand, whether it’s a handy walking carpet named Chewbacca, or this Millennium Falcon-shaped multitool.


The World's Oldest Stone Tools Were Not Made By Humans

Archeologists working in Kenya have discovered the world’s oldest stone tools. At 3.3 million years, they’re 700,000 years older than what were previously the most ancient stone tools ever discovered. In fact, they’re even older than humans.


You'll Be Hesitant To Bite Into These Realistic Chocolate Tools

If you have a parent who’s handy with tools but has a better equipped workshop than Bob Vila, you might want to consider something a little different for Mother’s or Father’s Day this year. This adjustable spanner, rubber mallet and pipe wrench might look like the real thing, but they’re actually all made from chocolate and perfectly finished to look the part.


A Skateboard Cutting Board Is Only Good For Carving Food, Not Streets

Briefly: The only thing that could make these Skate Chop Boards a better addition to your kitchen would be a layer of grip tape on top to prevent fruit and vegetables from sliding all over the place while being chopped. But at just $US18 in pink or blue, that’s something you could easily add afterwards — even if it makes cleanup nearly impossible. [doiy design via Fancy]


Stop And Stare In Awe At A Chainsaw-Powered Marble-Firing Machine Gun

His true passion might be designing and building some of the most ridiculous slingshots the internet has ever seen, but even Joerg Sprave needs to stretch his creative wings from time to time. Which is why Joerg’s most recent creation is an insane chainsaw-powered wooden machine gun that can decimate a target firing nothing but marbles.


Watch All The Parts Of A Table Saw Magically Self-Assemble Itself

Video: Putting things together can sometimes make you feel accomplished but there are a lot more times where it gets real tedious, real fast. That’s why I enjoy these magic self-assembling videos. Frank Howarth shows an entire table saw assembling itself in this stop-motion video and it makes me wish this could happen in real life.


Flesh-Detecting Table Saw Instantly Drops The Blade Without Destroying It

Close to a decade ago a clever inventor came up with a safety feature for power tools that could detect when a blade made contact with human flesh and instantly retract it to prevent injury. Unfortunately, it destroyed the tool in the process.


This Lego-Modded Glue Gun Is A Handheld 3D Printer

Tired of the same old, boring laminated pattern that’s in all of your 3D printed stuff? Industrial design student Vimal Patel was, and so he decided to fashion himself a 3D doodler, out of a hot glue gun which he modded with a custom Lego extruder. You know, obviously.


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