Awesome Aluminum

Aluminum Foil Frying Pan

Aluminum Foil Frying Pan

The Hydraulic Press Channel usually destroys things with their press, but this time they used the tremendous pressure it exerts to smoosh together a giant ball of aluminum foil, then shape it into a usable frying pan.

D20!

D20!
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Pacific Puzzle Works presents an incredibly cool and unusual take on the classic 20-sided role-playing die. This 2″ diameter icosahedron-in-a-icosahedron is milled from a solid hunk of 6061-T6 aluminum using a Matsuura MX-330 5-axis milling machine.

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Cool Hand Bolt Action Pen

Cool Hand Bolt Action Pen
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This value-priced bolt-action pen is made from aircraft-grade 6061T aluminum, and features a contrasting-colored bolt for retracting its tip. The loop at its back makes it easy to attach to a carabiner or keychain. Accepts standard Parker, Schmidt, and Fisher Space Pen refills.

Six Shooter Shot Glasses

Six Shooter Shot Glasses
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BulletsIIBandages‘ anodized aluminum shot glasses are inspired by the spinning cylinder from a classic Colt revolver. They hold appx. 1.25 oz. of liquid, and come in a set of two. Custom engraving is also available for an extra $12, making them even better gifts.

Opener Coaster

Opener Coaster

This smartly designed drink coaster conceals all kinds of openers in its base. It’s got a regular bottle opener, two kinds of twist-off wrenches, and a pry bar for can tabs. Each one is machined from a solid chunk of aluminum, with cork fill on the underside.

Hollow Dice

Hollow Dice

Truly unique six-sided dice which have an open void in their centers. They’re precision machined from anodized aluminum, and weigh just 1.5 grams each. Their unique pip design and balanced weight distribution ensures statistically fair rolls too.

BRNLY SlingPop Slingshot

BRNLY SlingPop Slingshot
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A modern and minimal take on the slingshot. Designer Lucas Burnley’s SlingPop is machined from a single hunk of 6061-T6 aluminum, an extremely durable and lightweight material, and even has a built-in bottle opener. Also available in an anodized black finish.

Casting an Aluminum Skillet

Casting an Aluminum Skillet

Sure, you could go to the store and buy a skillet for about 10 bucks, but you won’t get the satisfaction that Tito4re got when he made his own from scratch, using a sand mold and some molten aluminum. Though he did need another skillet to make the mold too.

Molten Aluminum vs. Water Balls

Molten Aluminum vs. Water Balls

The Backyard Scientist has made a habit of pouring molten aluminum into things to see how it will interact with them. This time, he pours the hot metal into an aquarium filled with thousands of water-absorbent polymer beads. The resulting sculptures are totally awesome.

Damico Aluminum Bow Ties

Damico Aluminum Bow Ties

If you’re going to wear a tie, it should be something distinctive. Damico’s laser-cut aluminum bow ties are just that. They come in 11 different designs and five colors, and eliminate the need for tying. Comes in a spiffy wooden box.

Machined Aluminum Dice

Machined Aluminum Dice
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Monopoly is just so much cooler played with dice made out of solid chunks of aluminum. By precisely varying the depths of the pips, each side weighs exactly the same, resulting in fair, perfectly balanced throws every time.

Obtainium Wallet

Obtainium Wallet
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A minimal wallet designed to withstand the elements, the Obtainium can hold a surprising amount of cards and cash, and looks good doing it. Blocks RFID skimming too. Crafted from aluminum, and available in olive, grey or gold.

Knucklecase

Knucklecase
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Let them know you mean business every time you whip out your iPhone 4/4S with this case, machined from solid aluminum. Manufacturer recommends you don’t take it through airport security, though.

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WineHive

WineHive

An interlocking set of identical, extruded aluminum rails allow you to create the just the right size wine bottle rack, forming perfect honeycomb shapes as you stack them higher and wider.

Handycan

Handycan

Combining our urge to crush cans with our bare (not bear) hands with smart industrial design, Emami Designs’ Handycan fits human (and bear) hands perfectly, and crushes like an accordion.

newGROWTH LED Lights

newGROWTH LED Lights

Artist Christopher Poehlmann’s outdoor path lighting fixtures mimic organic tree structures and are handmade from brushed aluminum with LED illumination. Available in heights from 2 to 8 feet.

Blackhawk Media Cabinet

Blackhawk Media Cabinet
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Restoration Hardware rounds out their aircraft-inspired interior collection with this media cabinet, made from aluminum-wrapped hardwood with steel screw accents. Measures 59″W x 20″D x 24″H.

Aviator Wing Desk

Aviator Wing Desk
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Drawing design inspiration from WWII fighter planes, this unique desk is built from patches of aluminum layered over hardwood, attached with exposed steel screws to simulate rivets.

The Four-Inch PC

The Four-Inch PC

Created by Xi3 Corporation, this 4-inch aluminum cube contains a fully-upgradeable modular PC. Runs an Athlon 64 X2 CPU, up to 4GB of DDR2 RAM, and offers plentiful ports.

Asus Aluminum Eee PC 1218

Asus Aluminum Eee PC 1218

Images have surfaced of a new ASUS Eee PC encased in a gorgeous aluminum body. The striking compact PC was selected for this year’s reddot design award, and should ship later this year.

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