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There's something extremely therapeutic about starting from nothing and building something with your own two hands. Whether you like to do woodwork, metal work, welding, knitting, or sewing, it can give you a serious feeling of accomplishment after you finish your project. All it takes is a little creativity, some determination, and some practice, but if you put in the work, it can be extremely rewarding to see it all come together.

That being said, for those out there who are not nearly as good with hands-on projects, there's good news. This fabricator decided he wanted to build his own RC steamboat from scratch, and he films the entire process. This awesome video showcases every step of the process from start to finish, and it's sped up to really enhance how the whole thing comes together. It might not be as great of a feeling as doing it yourself, but I'd be lying if I said this video wasn't satisfying to watch. Sometimes, it's best to just sit back and watch a professional at work.

The angles and shots filmed during this video will keep you mesmerized throughout the process. The builder wastes no time as he jumps right into building the steam engine. I can't help but be a little jealous of his tools, as he shows off his specialized equipment. He starts to cut, shape, and smooth the metal into the form he needs. He also shows off his welding skills, as he lays down some beautiful beads. That's a telltale sign this guy definitely knows what he's doing. As the video goes on, things start to come together quite well. Once he gets the engine finished up, he fires it up, and you can see a flame and steam coming out the back.

Shortly after, he puts the steam engine to the side and begins working on the hull of the vessel. From a flat sheet of metal, he absolutely transforms it to perfectly resemble a boat shape. He cuts a hole at the bottom to make room for the propeller. Once he starts to mount this engine to the actual hull, that's when you can really see this whole thing start to take form. After finally completing the project, the builder even brings his new creation out to the water for a little test run. It undoubtedly works perfect and cruises along the water with ease.

I did find it pretty funny that he decided to end the video with a little bit of a fail. He tries his luck crossing a little current of water, and although he appears like he's going to make it, it begins to take on water until it completely sinks like the Titanic. The video ends there, but I thought that was a great...splash of humor to end on.

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