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Depth Charges

I’d say this was quarantine related, but probably not since quarantine wasn’t as in effect a month or so ago. I have to say it’s pretty fun though. Some unnecessary jump cuts in the video, but overall it’s neat.

Kind of makes me want to try it too. Also seems like all the LEGOs are still usable which makes sense given that these are small “depth charges”, and the water should distribute the pressure pretty well.

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awesome computer electronic news games haha! internet strange

Stub Stumbler

Are you ready kids?!

I can’t hear you!

Are you ready?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

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Forging A Spatula

I gotta say, while the practicality of this might not be as good as a flimsy one bought at Bed Bath and Beyond, you can rest assured that this hand forged spatula will never fail you.  It’s solid as a rock and will scrape burgers off the grill with ease.  Summer is still 6 months away, this gives you plenty of time to build a forge and figure out for yourself how to actually make it.  I’ll let you exclude the decorative leaf at the end.

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The Fire Cake

Is this a metaphor?  It doesn’t matter, watch the fire burn……..

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Ski Season Is About to Begin

So watch this video that I’m pretty sure I’ve never posted before of some guy skiing at night with flares attached to him.  It’s pretty cool, though pretty dangerous.  I like to ski, though I don’t think I’d ever do something like that.

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Gunpowder Painting

Wyoming artist Danny Shervin uses gunpowder to make his art.  Yes, he does exactly what you are thinking, places each individual grain of gunpowder in a design, and lights it on fire.  I understand that hours are spent hand placing each grain, what I don’t understand is the prices he’s commanding for his art.  I guess these are one of a kind pieces that take many hours to make, it still seems expensive though, and it still requires an artful eye, of which I only have for photography.

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Smoky Bottle Art

Smoke Bottle Art trees

Jim Dingilian has an unusual canvas for his art.  He uses the soot from burning candles to paint the inside of glass bottles.  Then, he uses Q-tips, needles, or skewers to etch away that smoky layer and create the works of art seen.  I really like the way he used the natural color of the glass bottle to accent the scene above.  The green on the bottom looks like gras,s the blue towards the sides looks like the sky, and all the while the brown/grey smoke is the trees.  Very innovative.

making smoke bottle art

It looks cool, doesn’t it?  Like building a ship in a bottle, it probably takes alot of time and patience.  That actually gives me an idea though, I wonder if he would be able to paint a scene around a ship build in a bottle?  It’s be hard, what would you do first, the scene, or the ship?  I think he should try.

Smoky bottle scene with wires

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Slow Mo 4k Fire Breathers

Yes, this is pretty impressive.  Using a constructed ring of 48 DSLR cameras and some high speed cameras, the RED Epic, and the Panasonic GH4.  I’ve never seen fire breathers in person, but this looks cool as it is.  Freezing time and moving around is awesome.  It probably took them days of time to sync all the footage together though.  Still cool.

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DIY LEGO

LEGO Mini-figure candles

Candles on Cake

Instructable User Hey Jude has put together a quick instructable on how to make your own LEGO Min-figure molded candles.

Using a product called Sugru to make a mold of the min-figure, then pouring in a tablespoon worth of melted wax into the mold.  Allowing it to dry for 30 minutes gives you finished product, which you can then melt to your heart’s desire.

melting mini-fig

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How NOT to put out a Fire

These firefighters are about to show you how you do not extinguish a car fire:

The first minute of the video is unnecessary, as is the last few minutes.  Just the immediate seconds above.  It’s pretty funny.  It’s a good thing no one was hurt, and the guardrail was there, otherwise things could have gotten very worse.  I wonder though, who’s fault would it have been had that car crashed into someone else’s home?  I’m sure dealing with  insurance in that case would be a nightmare.  It’s an accident, yes, is it the car owner’s fault?  No, they clearly were not in the vehicle when it crashed.  Is it the firefighters fault?  Only by technicality.  Strange, I don’t want to think about it.

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