Chelsea Miller is a knife maker, and in this video she shows how she makes six kinds of knives, ranging from a simple wood knife that is cut, sanded, and oiled, up to a chef’s knife that’s made from raw materials and requires many steps including heat treating the metal and making a wood handle.
Oleg Dolya (last seen here for his amazing procedural medieval city-map generator) is back with a wonderful procedural one-page dungeon generator that produces detailed, surprisingly coherent quickie dungeons for your RPG runs (it’s an entry in the monthly challenge from /r/procedural generation).
Two new notes from the tactical evolution of the pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong, which continues to build on its incredible iconography and its DIY hardware.
Trimbandit’s Scary Animated Zombie Groundbreaker Instructable uses two pneumatics to make a partially buried zombie jerk and pitch and seem to try to claw its way out of your lawn — it’s an incredibly effective illusion, one that capitalizes on the jerking, sudden motions of the pneumatic to lend a terrifying, otherworldly vigor that makes […]
The Become a Professional Creative Writer Bundle is an invaluable stack of online courses that will ingrain the rules of writing into your process so you can stop doubting and start writing. Whether you’re sitting down in front of your first blank page or a seasoned pro branching out into a new format, there’s something […]
You’ve only got one set of teeth, and every hygienist will tell you the same thing: A good, solid toothbrush and a strict cleaning regimen will do a lot more in the long term than any session in the dentist’s chair. It’ll be a lot cheaper too, even if you purchase one of the high-end […]
As long as there are light switches in the house (or voice-activated prompts, or whatever the future brings), people are going to need an electrician. Ask any electrician the next time they come around for repairs, and they’ll tell you how much they’re in demand, no matter what size the community (or hey, just look […]