Being inside a Porsche engine factory is like being inside a Transformer

This video is fascinating because it let's us pretend to be a fly on the wall of a Porsche 911 engine assembly line. There's no annoying soundtrack, no voiceover explaining what's happening, we're just seeing humans and machines teaming up to create beautiful, powerful engines that purr the best cars. » 12/23/14 10:21pm Tuesday 10:21pm

Seeing an old anvil get restored is surprisingly enjoyable

Wow. This is actually really cool. Jimmy DiResta found an old anvil from an antique store and restored it to its previous glory. The finished restored anvil looks fantastic but it's the entire process that's got me slack jawed. All the sparkles and whirring and refining and polishing makes restoring look like a form… » 10/09/14 12:16am 10/09/14 12:16am

Seeing cast iron skillets get made makes me want to cook

Cineastas spent some time with Mike Whitehead and Finex Cast Iron Cookware Co. to give a glimpse of how Finex is trying to reinvent something that has existed for thousands of years: cast iron. I love the slow and considered process—and I love to imagine the delicious food that will be inside them. » 9/19/14 11:40pm 9/19/14 11:40pm

Who knew that making a door handle could be such a beautiful process?

I've never spent more than two seconds thinking about a door handle beyond whether I should push or pull to open. But now that I've watched the complete process of making a leather door handle, I'm beginning to think I should think about the little things more. What else is beautiful out there that I never knew? » 8/05/14 9:43pm 8/05/14 9:43pm

Here's how the wheels of the supersonic car are made

When you're trying to build the fastest car in human history, like the guys making the Bloodhound SSC, you have to make wheels that basically re-invent the wheel. To reach 1000mph and go supersonic, the wheels they're using weigh over 230 pounds, nearly 3 feet wide and spin four times faster than a F1 car. » 7/15/14 11:10pm 7/15/14 11:10pm

Seeing scissors get made by hand is just so mesmerizing

You'll get lost watching him work. I definitely did. Cliff Denton is a 'putter' for Ernest Wright & Sons, the last remaining hand manufacturer of scissors there is, and he literally puts together scissors with his hands. He's a master at it. Watching him work is mesmerizing and satisfying to see. It's basically art. » 7/01/14 1:00am 7/01/14 1:00am

Holy Wow This Guy Made Insane Wolverine Claws That Destroy Everything

On the list of comic book hero abilities I dream about magically waking up with one day, Wolverine's claws were probably squeezed right between Superman's flying and Bruce Wayne's women. One of those have practically become reality. These steel Wolverine claws are so fantastically perfect that you could fight… » 7/15/13 9:00pm 7/15/13 9:00pm

How a Used Bottle Becomes a New Bottle Again

Recycling! It's good for the planet, or something. It's also a very sensible thing to do. But how does the bottle you just drank out of become a new bottle you'll drink out of in the future? No, it's not just refilling the glass. It's a process that involves magnets, soda ash, a 2,700 degree furnace, something called… » 6/19/13 8:00pm 6/19/13 8:00pm

Making Your Own Pen Is So Beautiful It Might Be Worth It

Things I've considered making on my own: a computer, a coffee table, a treehouse, mayonnaise and a few other things. Things I've never considered making on my own: toilet paper, socks, phones and pens. But maybe I should reconsider that last one. Making your own pen is such a beautiful process of machinery porn that I… » 5/04/13 1:00am 5/04/13 1:00am

How McDonald's Makes Its Delicious French Fries

McDonald's french fries are so incredibly addicting that they can't be from this world, right? Wrong! Check out how McDonald's makes its delicious french fries in the video above, you'll see the farms the potatoes grow on, the massive machinery used to break them down and the good ol' fashioned frying that makes 'em… » 10/18/12 10:20pm 10/18/12 10:20pm