There’s nothing like seeing a carpenter work his magic, turning a piece of wood into something almost life-bearing. It’s all about the process.

Personally, however, I also enjoy watching how mass produced goods are made. So many intricate machines working together seamlessly, step by step, shaping up a product with each turn of a gear.

A plant might not be as romantic as a carpenter’s shop, but it sure is mesmerizing. Here are just a couple short processes showing how some of the most common mass-produced goods are made, from bullets to macaroni noodles to pretzels. I could look at these all day. How about you?

Bullets

how it's made bullet

Pencils

how it's made pencils

Poptarts

poptarts

Macaroni Noodles

Macaroni Noodles

Wire Fencing

Wire Fencing

Ice Cream Sandwiches

ice cream sandwiches

Pretzels

pretzels

Bottle caps

bottle caps

Highlighters

highlighters

Trombones

Trombones

Playing Cards

Playing cards

Springs

springs

Army Helmets

army helmet

Metal Chains

metal chain

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