DIY

cheese ball machine gun

If you attempt one DIY project in your life, make it a cheese ball machine gun. I can’t think of a better use of your time—or of cheese balls.

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YouTuber “Tito4re” is giving the world a cookware casting lesson by creating an aluminum skillet using a cast iron example as a mold.

For those unfamiliar with the process, it involves (among other things) a wooden box, sand, more sand, pressure and molten metal. The video below documents the entire process, from creating the impression in compacted sand all the way to cooking an egg.

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Mike Warren (a.k.a. “mikeasaurus”) has created a terrifying super blender that combines the appliance with a gasoline-powered chainsaw and a motorcycle throttle.

The device is said to produce the “most extreme” margaritas, daiquiris, and other blended drinks with 37cc two-stroke power. However, he thankfully opted to replace the chainsaw blade with a conventional bike chain.

Check out the awesome demo/promo video below.

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coffee-canforage copy

If you’re interested in smithing, you’ll want to check out the video below that illustrates how to make a propane fueled micro forge using a steel coffee can.

Needless to say, it’s a very budget friendly way to bust into the hobby.

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deadpool knife block

Why is this not a thing that I can buy? Fix this Ryan Reynolds.

Sadly, you’ll need modeling software, a 3d-printer and skills to make this Deadpool knife block a reality in your kitchen. If you have those things, good for you. I’m not jealous at all.

You can find the complete guide on Instructables.

cocktail ice

If murky ice cubes are ruining your sophisticated gatherings, Cocktail Chemistry can help.

The following tutorial video illustrates a process called “directional freezing” that allows sediments in the water to rise to to the top and be separated once frozen. In addition to being crystal clear, the resulting ice is customizable to any size and can be shaped into cubes balls and sticks.

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Andy Elliott put boredom and popsicle sticks to a fun but dangerous use and created a miniature crossbow that shoots toothpicks. He also created a step by step construction video, which also demonstrates how the device can waste toy army men and plastic cups.

See Also: Need A Toothpick? Lord Vader Can Help

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If conventional Easter egg decorating is too mundane, you might consider automating the work with an Egg Bot machine. You can buy one, or you could choose to make your own using a Lego Mindstorms EV3 kit and the plans put together by Jason Allemann.

See how it works in the video below.

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If you’ve been around long enough to remember when the flying toaster screensaver was invading your massive, clunky computer monitor, you will likely appreciate this 3D version created by the DIY experts over at Make.

The project saw a classic toaster fitted with craft store feather wings that are operated via cables by servo. The final product will continue to brown your bagel, but won’t be flying around your kitchen.

See how the project came together in the video below.

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Andrei Muntian of MTM Wood employed a carefully arranged series of maple and walnut strips to fashion a hypnotic optical illusion cutting board.

The functional work of art was created by mapping out the pattern as a model in SketchUp before beginning the process of cutting, planing and assembling the wooden components.

See how it comes together in the video below.

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