Awesome Aluminum

120-Sided Metal Dice

120-Sided Metal Dice

After wowing us with their 60-sided RPG dice, Flying Horseduck is back with a series of 120-sided metal dice. Each 53mm die is CNC-milled from solid aluminum and weighs an impressive 0.5 pounds. Available in d20 and d120 variants in five colors plus a hefty 1.4-pound stainless steel version.

Dango Aluminum Lighter Capsule

Dango Aluminum Lighter Capsule
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Dango’s machined aluminum shell offers protection and a stylish home for your lighter. It’s waterproof and accepts a standard BIC Mini lighter (sold separately). Its screw-top lid is pre-drilled for a lanyard or tether for easy carrying. Choose from Jet Black or Satin Silver.

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Aluminum Can Carrier + Lunch Box

Aluminum Can Carrier + Lunch Box
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Carry your beer or other canned drinks in style with this cool metal box from QnA Design. It’s handmade from aluminum sheets, riveted to form a hinged box. It has a built-in handle and holds up to six 12oz. cans. It also works as a lunch box when you’re not carrying beer. They also sell a premium model with a wooden handle.

Flying Horseduck d60 Dice

Flying Horseduck d60 Dice

These precise and substantial RPG dice from Flying Horseduck roll random numbers between 1 and 60. Each 37mm piece is carved from solid aluminum using a 5-axis CNC mill. They also make d4, d6, d10, d12, d20, spindown d60, and life-or-death versions, each with 60 sides.

The Hardin Carabiner Clip

The Hardin Carabiner Clip
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This drop-forged carabiner clip from The James Brand is perfect for carrying keys and small tools on your belt loop. It has a minimal design with a reliable, spring-loaded clip and a two-compartment design for separating items. Comes in purple, black, Cerulean blue, Canary yellow, and a black/Electric Moss green combo.

Soda Can Batmobile

Soda Can Batmobile

Minimaus Crafts is an expert at making sculptures from soda cans. Watch as he takes 15 cans, some popsicle sticks, straws, and a few other household items to make a miniature replica of the Batmobile from Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman. His soda can Back to the Future DeLorean is pretty impressive too.

Dango Permanent Marker

Dango Permanent Marker

Dango’s pen housing gives your Sharpie an upgrade. The machined aluminum sleeve securely holds a Sharpie, adding style and substance to the ubiquitous permanent marker. Its pocket clip doubles as a box opener, and the pen has multiple tethering points for hanging. A small hole at the back makes it easy to remove used markers.

DMOS Delta Collapsible Shovel

DMOS Delta Collapsible Shovel
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This steel and aluminum shovel collapses down to 24″ x 11″ x 2.75″, and opens up to support up to 1000 pounds. It adjusts between 24″, 37″, 51″ length and its spade-style blade digs through the toughest dirt. At 6 lb. 5 oz. it’s pretty light, but if you’re looking to minimize pack weight, check out DMOS’ all-aluminum Delta Pro.

Dango Capsule Slide

Dango Capsule Slide
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This machined aluminum container from accessory maker Dango is ideal for carrying small items. Slide back its cover to reveal a storage tray for keys, change, memory cards, credit cards, or business cards. It comes in jet black or satin silver and has an anchor point for paracord. It can also attach to A10 Adapt wallets.

M-19 Magnetic Multi-bit Screwdriver

M-19 Magnetic Multi-bit Screwdriver

This compact driver features a durable aviation-grade aluminum body, along with magnetic storage for nine bits inside of its handle. The included 1/4″ bits are made from S2 steel alloy and fit into the tool’s horizontal or vertical driver sockets. The M-19 also doubles as a bottle opener and as an improvised fidget toy.

Emergency Cash Stash

Emergency Cash Stash
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True Utility’s Cash Stash capsule is designed to carry a single note of paper currency on your keychain. It’s made from anodized aluminum and features a waterproof “O” ring seal and an internal clip to secure your bill. Its exterior features embossed grip surfaces for easy opening and closing.

CRKT 6-Bit Driver Tool

CRKT 6-Bit Driver Tool

Designed by Joe Wu for CRKT, this handy tool is perfect for maintaining knives or other items that use Torx screws. The compact aluminum driver fits comfortably in your hand, grips confidently, and stores six bits in its handle. It comes with T6, T7, T8, T9, T10, and T15 driver bits.

Aluminum Foil Tree Tent

Aluminum Foil Tree Tent

Osman from Os Bushcraft and Survival recently showed us how to build a shelter using rolls of plastic wrap. Now she’s back with another tree tent made from an unusual material – aluminum foil. To give the shelter strength, she rolled the foil into thick ropes, which she wove into netting and a structure for its spherical shell.

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T³ + T Rulers

T³ + T Rulers

The T³ is three scale rulers in one. Each of its fins can be used independently or joined together, providing 12 scale measurements. The aluminum rulers have clear scale markings at their ends and built-in magnets for attaching them. The standalone T ruler offers cm, inch, point, and pica markings.

Dango R-Spec Wallets

Dango R-Spec Wallets

Dango’s R-Spec wallets feature a technical look inspired by sports cars. They’re made using carbon fiber and 6061 aluminum, along with glossy powder-coated metal trim, and top-grain leather. They hold 10 to 12 cards, and have a built-in bottle opener too. Available in black, red, or white.

Soonfire MX65 Flashlight

Soonfire MX65 Flashlight
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Soonfire’s 5.5″ aluminum flashlight is built to stand up to the elements. It’s IPX-8 water- and dust-resistant, and kicks out a bright beam thanks to its CREE LED light source. It has five brightness levels: 8-, 60-, 350-, 650-, and 1060-lumen, along with a strobe mode. Choose from gold, black, or silver finishes.

Klarus K10 Tactical Flashlight

Klarus K10 Tactical Flashlight
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This compact flashlight measures less than 4″ long but outputs up to 1200 lumens in turbo mode. Sleek styling sets it apart from other tactical flashlights, and its jagged front edge can be used to break glass in an emergency. It comes in red or green anodized aluminum as well as a natural finish titanium model for $20 more.

Pouring Molten Aluminum from 50 Feet Up

Pouring Molten Aluminum from 50 Feet Up

The Backyard Scientist conducts another ill-advised and dangerous experiment by loading himself and a bucket of molten aluminum into a cherry picker, then ascending to 50 feet before pouring the metal into an aquarium on the ground. We’d like to say this was for science, but it’s clearly just for the spectacle.

Aluminum Extruder Disaster

Aluminum Extruder Disaster

This video shows the kind of terrifying catastrophe that can happen in a metal factory. J.D. Christopher shared this footage of a fiery disaster on an aluminum extrusion line that he described accurately as opening “a portal to a demon dimension.” Fortunately, nobody was injured in the incident.

Airplane Piston Tea Light Holder

Airplane Piston Tea Light Holder
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Etsy seller PlanePieces makes all kinds of home accessories and decor from used airplane parts. These aluminum tea light candle holders got their start as pistons from a Continental Motors engine from a Piper J-3 Cub, a single-engine airplane that dates back to the 1940s. Makes a great gift for an aviation enthusiast.

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AltDynamic Speedform

AltDynamic Speedform

AltDynamic’s Speedform pays homage to the iconic and curvaceous profile of the classic Porsche 911. Each one is machined from a solid block of aluminum and weighs in at a substantial 1.1 lb. The 6.5″ long sculpture is available in raw aluminum or one of several vibrant anodized colors. We’re partial to the blue, red, and orange.

Dango Mini Pen

Dango Mini Pen
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Accessory maker Dango’s compact aluminum pen is perfect for everyday carry. When not in use, it measures a pocket-friendly 4.2″ long. It has a stainless steel pocket clip, and its tip stores inside for protection. It takes long-lasting Schmidt 4889M refills and comes in satin silver and jet black finishes.

Welltop Workshop Ruler

Welltop Workshop Ruler
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This versatile measuring gadget is great for anyone who needs to cut wood or other stock. It combines a square and protractor and has templates for dovetail joints, circular holes, parallel lines, drill positioning, and a variety of common miter angle markings. It’s made from aluminum alloy and has easy-to-read markings.

Dango Capsule Wide

Dango Capsule Wide
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Accessory maker Dango’s portable storage canister looks like something on Batman’s utility belt. It’s machined from 6061 aluminum, and provides a waterproof, food-safe space to carry pills, money, keys, coins, matches or other small supplies. It’s available in satin silver or jet black, and with an optional paracord tether.

Keycadets Aluminum Screw Trays

Keycadets Aluminum Screw Trays
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These anodized aluminum trays are designed for holding screws, springs, keycaps, and other mechanical keyboard parts, but they’re great for any project where you’re dealing with small parts. They come in square or circular versions and measure 7cm (~2.75″) across.

Neo Fountain Pen

Neo Fountain Pen

This elegant modern writing instrument from Namisu has a body machined from aluminum or titanium, and a cap that snaps reassuringly in place with magnets. It writes smooth lines using premium German nibs and works with either cartridges or an ink bottle. A custom-made leather sleeve is available as an option.

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