While Frank Howarth of Frank Makes may be one of our favorite go-to YouTubers when it comes to woodworking, This Old Tony is close behind when it comes to machining and other forms of metalworking.

While the scope of his videos vary from designing and making your own springs to machining tool holders for a lathe, his latest video just might be the most interesting of all –– at least, for the coffee connoisseurs among us.

Starting with a hunk of scrap metal, Tony spends over a half hour detailing the process of machining a macchinetta –– otherwise known as a Moka Pot –– from scratch. These stovetop coffee makers produce coffee by passing boiling water pressurized by steam through ground coffee.

In any case, watching somebody create their own product from scratch on the mill is always worth a watch:

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Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.