“Biohacking” should probably not be a real thing, but here it is. Courtesy of MotherboardTV, Video Worthy brings you this brief profile on “DIY cyborg” Tim Cannon. The idea Cannon presents here might be the best or the worst I’ve ever heard–it could really go either way. Why not watch and decide for yourself? Enjoy!
Who’s up for a little DIY wet suit leak testing? The end of November might not seem an odd time to do such a thing, but it might actually be thebest time to test your wet suit. A lot of folks have probably called it a season on water sports for the year, so you’re packing up your suit anyhow. If you test it before you store it away, you won’t have to worry about it when next season comes around. You can just throw that sucker on and get back in the water, already knowing it won’t leak. Ingenious (kind of ) time saver, no?
This helpful video, from DOGTV/DUI Drysuits, shows how to use the aptly named “Pillsbury Doughboy/Michelin Man” test to check the seams of your wet suit (or drysuit, whatevs). Leak testing has never looked so fun!
Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so hopefully you’ve got your turkey already. If not, you’re in luck! Today, Video Worthy brings you turkey calling tips from the 2013 Grand National Head to Head Turkey Calling Champion himself, Scott Ellis. With these helpful hints (and the proper equipment) you can go out and hunt your own turkey for your Thanksgiving feast, just like the mighty Pilgrims of olde. Or, you could befriend the critter instead and hang out and watch football together, which would also be pretty cool.
If you’re not down with origami, we are not friends. Check out this DIY clip, from Fold Something, and learn to make yourself a 5- or 6-pointed origami star out of dollar bills. They don’t call it “foldin’ money” for nothing!
The forgification continues* with Niels Provos‘ semi-DIY video series, The Serpent in the Sword. Part IV (of V) is pretty short compared to the other installments, but it’s fascinating nonetheless. Enjoy!
* see our posts from the last 3 Fridays for previous installments
In our ongoing quest to make the world a better place (by making sure everyone has their own sword), Video Worthy brings you Part III (of V) of Niels Provos‘ semi-instructional, completely awesome sword-crafting journal, The Serpent in the Sword. Pay attention, as you will be tested on this.
This time last week, we offered a clip showing part of the process of forging a Viking-era sword from scratch. Today, Video Worthy and craftsman Niels Provos bring you Part II (“Heat Treating”) of The Serpent in the Sword. It’s a long process, swordmaking, so keep an eye out for parts III, IV & V in the weeks to come. Enjoy!
Happy Caturday, everyone!
Will Halloween drawing nigh, it’s the perfect time to slaughter yourself a pumpkin and transform its lifeless corpse into a fun and festive jack o’ lantern. And what better design that a sweet lil’ ol’ kitteh?!? This instructional video, courtesy of Video Jug, shows you everything you need to know to create your own Cat O’ Lantern. Happy carving!
Everyone, and I mean everyone, wants their own sword. (Don’t try to deny it, you know you do.) Swords are bad@$$. Today’s Video Worthy video, The Serpent in the Sword (Part I), from Niels Provos, shows what a long and involved process the forging of a legit sword can be. But, when you see the end result, it’s clear that all that hard work is totally worth it. Enjoy!
Though today’s Video Worthy video was originally labeled as a “How to,” we’re gonna suggest just watching this one for the sheer amazingness of it. You could attempt to recreate Kidailand‘s incredible creation, but if you’re like us, you’ll fail miserably. The artistry here is undeniable, however. Enjoy!