Watch this guy melt down 1,000 aluminum cans to make huge ingots

Ben at PressTube has branched out from squishing things in a hydraulic press to other impressive metalworking, like this project to shred and melt soda cans into ingots of aluminum. Read the rest

Watch a blacksmith create a gorgeous Damascus steel knife

Damascus steel is renowned for its use in ancient edge weapons and for its unusual mottle pattern. Blacksmith Dmitriy Shevchenko demonstrates his blade-making technique, since the manufacturing techniques of old were not meticulously recorded. Read the rest

Watch: iron bottle opener being forged by hand

Rigoni Ironworks of Spring, Texas, forges bottle openers. They cost $28.

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