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 … Continued

Sitting on a bed of Rusty Nails


FinnCrafted took the 2nd R of recycling and made a shop stool out of some old rusted nuts and a bits of scrap metal.  The nuts weren’t as rusted as they looked after running a grinding brush over them.  The whole stool is pretty neat.  I don’t know enough about mechanical engineering anymore to know … Continued

The Wrench Knife


The Green Beetle proves that you can make a knife out of nearly any metal.  Above he makes a Mad Max inspired wrench knife.  That’s cool, personally, I like the steel wire knife below: This was individual pieces of metal that were forged together and welded together, and fused together.  I think that’s pretty neat. … Continued

Gear Like Modular Lighting


I think they look like bicycle gears anyway.  Andrijan Mueller of Switzerland, who made this says they’re hexagons.  They look like that.  As you’ll see below, each arm of the hexagon/gear is one part of the lamp and can be mounted however he sees fit. This makes the whole thing modular, I like it. The … Continued

DIY Orichalcum Ring


I like things DIY, I like metal, I like rings.  This video, while 10 minutes long, is totally enjoyable to watch: I have never heard of Orichalcum, but not surprisingly, it’s a rather old metal used in ancient times.  It has a nice gold/brass color to it, probably because of the copper base metal in … Continued

Scrap metal Insects


Edouard Martinet creates truly intricate sculptures of insects, and amphibians, and fish out of scrap metal.  There truly are some high quality pieces of art here.  There’s plenty of detail at a cursory glance, and if you look closer, you notice all the individual pieces of scrap that went into making the bug.  Take a … Continued

DIY ~20U server rack


So, this is something mike has been looking to make for the past few days, ever since he got his new computer case for his awesome new computer. He originally wanted to buy a server rack, so he can mount his case in it, and mount the NAS he has with it, but those cost … Continued