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Making a wooden lampshade from a tree stump

Watch New Zealand-based woodturner Sören Berger turn a radiata pine tree stump (originally cut down for firewood) into a unique, hand-crafted lampshade. On a lathe, he painstakingly alternates between shaving the exte...

Police Horse Training

How are police horses chosen to become the highly trained and trusted steeds that they are? Via BBC Earth, watch the police horse testing and training process as conducted by the San Francisco...

Poop Guy: A dad that’s revolutionizing sanitation in Pune, India

Swapnil Chaturvedi refers to himself as the Chief Toilet Cleaner, and is known as “Poop Guy” in the community of Pune, India. Officially, he’s the founder of Samagra Sanitati...

Firefighter Xochitl Hernandez – Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls

From Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls YouTube series: meet firefighter Xochitl Hernandez, one of 57 female firefighters in Austin Fire Department. Hernandez explains why she loves her job, and shares some of the amazin...

Hitch a Ride with Reindeer Herders

Hitch a ride with brothers Aarne and Lasse, two reindeer herders that help manage the last group of wild reindeer in Finland. This is a clip from Aatsinki: The Story of Arctic Cowboys, a docu...

NPR’s Planet Money: What does it take to make a t-shirt?

What does it take to make a t-shirt? We’ve watched a video about this subject before, but NPR’s Planet Money answered this question in the most amazing way: they traveled across...

Mentoria Hutchinson, NYPD’s Dancing Traffic Cop

From The New York Times, Mentoria Hutchinson, NYPD’s Dancing Traffic Cop. In the archives: more New York City.

Kathryn DiMaria rebuilds her Pontiac Fiero

Kathryn DiMaria started rebuilding a Pontiac Fiero with her own money when she was 12 years old. At 14 years old (in 2012), she could be found all over the net — Makezine, Autoblog, CNN, and more — for he...

Traditional Swedish Woodworking (1923)

Traditional Swedish Woodworking: This black and white footage from 1923 may have no sound, but the kids were still riveted as we watched these fellas use their hand operated tools to make cl...

A Japanese social club cleans public toilets as a weekend hobby

Every Sunday morning in Tokyo, a group of 35 people and their kids get together to clean public toilets. From AP:  45-year-old (Masayuki) Magome, who runs an architecture agency, started t...

The Last Ice Merchant (El Último Hielero)

From the chopping of ice chunks high on the Mount Chimborazo to hearing firsthand about this family’s traditions, The Last Ice Merchant (El Último Hielero) is an engaging documentary a...

Making organic, vegan, handmade natural soaps

Soap making, a video by photographer David Brooks, features 16th generation soapmaker Kerri Mixon and her small business making organic, vegan, and handmade natural soaps in San Diego, Califo...

The Fine Art of Coffee Portraiture

From Tumblr’s Storyboard blog: The Fine Art of Portraiture… in coffee.  Meet Mike Breach, barista extraordinaire, who “paints” everything — and everyone — into his lattes. “I’m an esspressi...

Japanese garbage truck with a giant claw

Have a large, heavy item to remove? Here’s how they handle it in Japan! This 2011 video was filmed in Iwaki City (after the March 11 earthquake that year) by local volunteers helping to paint and clean up local...

Britain’s Longest-serving Blacksmith

Britain’s longest-serving blacksmith is still forging iron in his workshop - at the age of 84. Hardy Fred Harriss, 84, first picked up a hammer and tong aged ten in 1938 and is still w...

A demonstration of brick laying

Behold a brick layer with some serious skills. Has masonry every looked so smooth or peaceful? Mesmerizing! via Neatorama.

Caterpillar 319D LN excavator climbs onto a rail car to unload crushed rock

A Caterpillar 319D LN excavator climbs onto a rail car to unload crushed rock… and I don’t think either the kids or I would have believed it if we hadn’t watched it! Thanks, @tdi...