How its Made Videos
How Everyday Things are Made and Work
Skateboard with Builtin Flamethrower
The skateboard with builtin flamethrower looks like something from Back to the Future but instead of a DeLorean with flaming tire tracks it's just some kid flying by.
Weaving a Rope Bed
Watch as this guy takes a massive roll of rope and weaves a rope bed called a katiya bunai. It's pretty impressive to see the whole thing come together but I got lost following the pattern.
Carving Beautiful Fibonacci Shavings
This short video shows Paul Sellers using his woodworking expertise to create Fibonacci shavings. Get up close and see how the wood curls into graceful shavings with each masterful stroke.
Making a Chainsaw Powered Trike
Nothing says bad ass like a chainsaw powered trike. Watch as these two guys go about retrofitting a chainsaw, minus the chain, to a kids trike so they can cut corners around town.
Reliving the Glory Days with Fenders Dream Factory
Go back in time and see how the people at Fender turned around a disastrous period and created the Custom Shop. Ever since then they've been creating handcrafted guitars for the fans.
How Cassette Tapes are Made
If you're from the 80's or earlier then you'll know what a cassette tape is, if not sit back and learn young one. Check out how cassette tapes were made back in the day.
Creating a Knife with Beer and Bacon
Watch as this craftsman makes a knife from scratch using the usual iron and the not so usual beer and bacon. Naturally he had to name it the "'Murica" knife.
How VW Made a Backwards Driving Trailer and Car
Check out how the folks at VW created a two person backwards driving car and trailer. The trailer was specially built so a person could sit in it and control things while the driver of the car steered.
How the Oscar Award Statues are Made
The Oscar's are the most prestigious of all events in the movie world but those little bald, gold men have to be made somehow. Check out the process that goes into making this highly sought after prize.
Making Paint is Oddly Relaxing
Its all over your walls but have you ever wondered how paint is made? Just sit back and watch this calming video that takes you through the entire process.
Creating Colourful Candle Carvings
These beautiful candles go through a long process building up various colours as they are dunked in wax. The end result is then carved into beautiful shapes creating ornate designs.
Making Fake Blood for Movies
Take a look back at the history of visual effects and see how fake blood used to be made for movies. In the past it was created with everything from melted insects, to chocolate syrup, to a carefully concocted poisonous substance.
Making Stylish Boots from Wool
Watch as the people at Taft create the Jack Boot using giant piles of wool. The end result is an awesome looking boot that's hand made by skilled craftsmen.
How To Make Prescription Glasses
Take a look at what it takes to make a pair of prescription glasses from scratch. The process takes you through making the glass lenses to the frame that holds it all together.
Unicorn Horns for Your Bubble Bath
Take a look at how these colourful unicorn horns are made. The behind-the-scenes process shows you how these bubble bars are made for the next time you're feeling horny in the bath.