This relaxing video shows a miniature chess set being made with rotary tools, lathes, saws and other equipment. It's not quite a DIY guide, unless you already have a fabulous shop, but it definitely makes me want a nice chess set.
Xiao Qian Feng creates a gorgeous wooden jewelry box, right down to the hand-crushed pigments. Note to purists: she uses some modern power tools among the ancient ones. I love the pace of this channel's videos, like this one on building a traditional recurve bow. And her traditional outfits are all just beautiful! Image: YouTube… READ THE REST
Zhen xian bao, or a Chinese thread book, is a folder with compartments for storing small items. Each compartment folds down flat, making it a compact way to store things like thread. There are a lot of great videos on how to make them yourself, and they can be quite creatively designed once you master… READ THE REST
Xiang Duan creates very detailed stone carvings into stones, making them appear to sit atop the rock from which they were sculpted. She also does amazingly detailed paintings inside small glass containers: Image: Instagram / Xiang Duan READ THE REST
In a world of fitness products all ready to perform a multitude of tasks for reshaping the body and overall fitness, a barbell may feel uninspired. It's just…you know…a barbell. Granted, barbell reps will definitely build up your arms and some other muscle groups. But, unless you're into weight training, it might not seem like… READ THE REST
If your vehicle tire is flat, you know it's a huge danger to keep your car or truck on the road. What many drivers may not realize is that underinflated tires can ultimately be just as dangerous for the driver, their passengers, and everyone else. If a tire is underinflated, that means more of the… READ THE REST
For some coffee drinkers, java is life. Now, as it turns out, scientists might be willing to, at least tentatively, back up that claim. A new study by Italian researchers says they've found that espresso drinkers might actually do a better job staving off death than their non-espresso drinking friends and neighbors. They say, of… READ THE REST