Watch a blacksmith masterfully forge a pair of tongs

It is an incredible amount of work to forge a pair of fireplace tongs. Like, this blacksmith should be awarded with a medal that lets everyone know that they should pat him on the back. Like he should think about retirement after shaping these tongs from metal. Watch the epic process of blacksmith Torbjörn Åhman » 6/24/15 10:30pm 6/24/15 10:30pm

Making a stone axe without any tools is really impressive

Get a giant stick. Shape a big stone. Put the stone in the stick and you have a celt stone axe made without any tools other than what nature gave you. Watch as Primitive Technology uses rocks to sharpen rocks and then fire to burn a hole into a large stick and then put it altogether so that it’s strong enough to chop… » 6/22/15 11:13pm 6/22/15 11:13pm

This Millennium Falcon Multitool Is a Suitable Wookiee Replacement

You think it’s an inconvenience when your car breaks down on the side of the road? Imagine that happening to your ship in the vacuum of space. That’s why you always need to keep the right tools for emergency repairs on hand, whether it’s a handy walking carpet named Chewbacca, or this Millennium Falcon-shaped multitool » 6/11/15 12:30pm 6/11/15 12:30pm

You Can Now Fix Pretty Much Anything Using Star Wars-Branded Duct Tape

Star Wars Celebration has officially opened the flood gates for a tidal wave of new Star Wars merchandise. And if you thought for one second that Lucasfilm had lost its marketing magic after being bought by Disney, you can now buy officially-branded Star Wars duct tape—perfect for fixing the power converters you… » 4/17/15 6:20pm 4/17/15 6:20pm

Stop and Stare In Awe At a Chainsaw-Powered Marble-Firing Machine Gun

His true passion might be designing and building some of the most ridiculous slingshots the internet has ever seen, but even Joerg Sprave needs to stretch his creative wings from time to time. Which is why Joerg's most recent creation is an insane chainsaw-powered wooden machine gun that can decimate a target firing… » 4/06/15 1:41pm 4/06/15 1:41pm

With Better Built-In Shock Absorbers, These Power Tools Barely Vibrate

The worst thing about working with handheld power tools is the constant and intense vibrations from oscillating parts that leave your hands and arms shaking, and make it harder to do detailed precision work. So researchers developed a handheld oscillator with 70 percent less vibration and half the noise. » 3/30/15 9:20am 3/30/15 9:20am

How to Turn Your Smartphone Into the Ultimate Spy Tool

You don't need to be Bond to get your own spy gadgets. You've already got the ultimate spy tool in your pocket: a smartphone. And who would suspect you're spying when you're probably just texting a friend? Here are the apps and peripherals you need to take your phone on a covert mission without Q in your corner. » 2/12/15 1:35pm 2/12/15 1:35pm

A Throwing Star Multitool Will Help Repair All the Damage It Causes

The folks who run the @Fuuwa Twitter account claim that if they can manage to get 2,000 retweets, they'll put this dangerous but handy-looking shuriken (aka throwing star) multitool into production. Despite assorted built-in screwdriver tips and wrenches, we all know this tool is only designed to fix one problem:… » 1/23/15 3:32pm 1/23/15 3:32pm

I'm Bill Nye, and This Is How I Work

For many of us Bill Nye is part of our childhoods, playing that crucial role as educator and illuminator of science when our impressionable minds might not have thought to ask why. With his television show he taught us why science is amazing by examining the details of how everything works, and he continues to be an… » 1/21/15 4:11pm 1/21/15 4:11pm

Loch Ness Kitchen Sightings Are Going to Skyrocket

For those who like their kitchen to look like something Willy Wonka might cook in, here's another adorable alternative to the boring spoon you've been using to serve soups and sauces. Designed by OTOTO to look eerily reminiscent of what we assume the Loch Ness monster looks like, this adorable Nessie Ladle is far less… » 1/20/15 5:00pm 1/20/15 5:00pm

Oh God They Made Shark's Teeth Into an Actual Saw Blade

It's every swimmer, surfer, and slow fish's greatest fear, but to understand just how deadly a shark's bite can be, researchers at Cornell University wanted to study the cutting power of various sharks' teeth. So they did what any mad scientist would: build a saw blade covered in shark's teeth, attach it to a… » 1/19/15 10:14am 1/19/15 10:14am

A Drawer Full of Kitchen Tools Is Hiding In This Fake Potted Plant

Everyone has that one drawer in their kitchen full of random tools and accessories that have no where else to call home. And finding the exact one you need in that mish-mash is often almost impossible. This adorable Fruits Plant, on the other hand, keeps everything you'll need for peeling, mashing, and cutting fresh… » 1/15/15 5:00pm 1/15/15 5:00pm