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Making Rope From a Tree Using an Ancient Viking Technique

Making Rope From a Tree Using an Ancient Viking Technique

This fascinating process of making rope from a tree is incredible to watch. The technique was developed over a thousand years ago by the vikings and works brilliantly.

The Mesmerizing Process of Making Christmas Ornaments

The Mesmerizing Process of Making Christmas Ornaments

Take a look at how those beautiful Christmas ornaments hanging on your tree right now were made. The process involves glass blowing and a chemical process to give that magical mirror like shine.

Farming Furniture is Faster than Woodworking

Farming Furniture is Faster than Woodworking

It takes times to create furniture. You have to wait years for trees to grow and then you have to cut it down and go through the whole woodworking process. Well not if you grow your furniture like these farmers. Why waste time when you can grow the exact chair, table or lamp shade all at once.

Ingenious Setup to Make Money from Plastic Recycling

Ingenious Setup to Make Money from Plastic Recycling

With so much plastic waste in the world it's good to know you can make money from it. These guys decided to create a system to recycle plastic turning waste into functional items that you can then sell.

How Harris Tweed is Made in Scotland

How Harris Tweed is Made in Scotland

Harris Tweed is a traditional fabric made on the Island of Harris and Lewis in Scotland. Watch as craftsmen talk about the importance of the fabric and see how the fabric is woven together.

How it's Made: Chain Link Fences

How it's Made: Chain Link Fences

We've all seen chain link fences, the simple design is everywhere but do you know how it's made? Watch as this machine twists wires together to create the infamous design.

Making Handmade Paper the Japanese Way

Making Handmade Paper the Japanese Way

The Japanese are known for their meticulous works of art and pain staking approach to getting things right. Watch as the same level of attention is shown when creating a simple sheet of handmade paper.

Making Coil Springs for Cars

Making Coil Springs for Cars

The coil springs on your car are made with red hot metal rods forged by massive machines.

Making Glass Lenses for Cameras

Making Glass Lenses for Cameras

Go to a factory in Japan and see how Nikon's lens glass is made. The process combines craftsmanship with technology to create these lenses.

Making Realistic Baby Masks

Making Realistic Baby Masks

This creepy baby masks are super realistic. Watch how they are made by hand to ensure they are as creepy as possible for Halloween.

How a Surfboard is Made

How a Surfboard is Made

Before you hit the waves and scream cowabunga you'll need a surfboard. This is how those awesome dudes make your surfing dreams come to life making surfboards from scratch.

Making Tiny Springs

Making Tiny Springs

See the inner workings of the automated machines used to create tiny springs. The robotic choreography ensures precision with every twist.

How Popup Books are Made

How Popup Books are Made

Watch as Matthew Reinhart explains how he engineers popup books and the variety of folds and cuts used to create a single book. The process is fascinating and more complicated than I thought.

Making a Nixie Tube

Making a Nixie Tube

Nixie Tubes are old school electronic displays that existed before LED's became popular. Watch as this guy makes one from scratch after teaching himself the process.

How Do They Build a Boeing 737 in Just 9 Days?

How Do They Build a Boeing 737 in Just 9 Days?

Go inside the most productive airplane factory in the world that churns out 42 per month. This factory builds every Boeing 737 configuration and they do it in an amazing 9 days per aircraft.

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