Make your own branding iron!

Wouldn’t it be great if you could mark stuff with your name, slogan or logo in a way that wouldn’t wear of? You need a branding iron! But instead of ordering really expensive ones, you should consider making your own. As this tutorial from John Heisz shows, it isn’t tricky at all. With just an old metal wrench as material and simple tools like drills, files, a hacksaw and an angle grinder, John Heisz makes his own branding iron with the name of his website “I build it.ca” with excellent results! Just watch and learn how you could make your own permanent stamp. And if you need help doing the pattern transfer, check out our How to transfer inkjet prints to wood post, it works on almost any surfaces.

Forming steel with….a pressure washer?

Hydroforming is a process that can be a blessing when you want to make smooth inflated-like objects from flat pieces of steel, but has been overlooked because most people doesn’t realize how easily it can be done. In this video, the mad genius colinfurze demonstrates how you can modify your (or your neighbors) pressure water to hydroform anything you want! And if you think this is just a cute trick, you’re wrong. Just watch the video below and see how colinfurze uses this very technique to make a fully working pulse-jet engine!