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Casting Aluminum Parts from 3D Prints

Using 3D printing and a sand mold for casting homemade metal parts.
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Alex Makes His Own Chef’s Knife

One of our favorite cooking geeks forges his own knife from a coil spring.

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Replicating an Ancient Pump Drill

Chris from Clickspring recreates the type of push drill that was likely used to fabricate the ancient Antikythera Mechanism .
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Making Your Own Coffee Can Forge

We take a look at how easy it is to build your own micro forge.
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What Happens When You Pour Molten Aluminum into Water Polymer Beads?

The Backyard Scientist strikes again and ends up producing some very cool aluminum sculptures
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Cast Your Own Candles That Stack Like Lego

Make your own mold and use the sandcasting method to create your own candles in any shape you’d like — these ones stack like Lego!
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Prepping for the Zombie Apocalypse with Backyard Knife Forging

After Foundry editorial director Sean Ragan gave me a knife for my birthday this year, forged from a length of steel wire cable, I fell down a rabbit hole into the world of knife-making videos. The backyard knife forging “scene” on YouTube …

Shout Out Louds Release Record Made of Ice

Swedish band Shout Out Louds have released a recorded made of ice!Read the full article on MAKE

BioGlass is a 100% Recycled Building Material

Using a combination of pre- and post-consumer content, BioGlass is a material that can be used for countertops, backsplashes, partition walls, staircases, and exterior cladding. Read the full article on MAKE

How-To: Paper Micarta

Micarta is a genericized trademark referring to a composite material made from layers of paper or fabric impregnated with thermosetting resin. It is rigid, tough, and electrically insulating, and has many applications ranging from power distribution eq…