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Hammering, sanding, & polishing aluminium foil into a shiny sphere

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In March 2018, YouTuber SKYtomo shaped, sanded, and polished a ball of aluminum foil into a shiny sphere, a ten-minute video that’s currently approaching four million views. His project seems to have inspired other YouTubers in attempting the challenge, including UK-based craftsman Andy Phillip, who made his own shiny sphere over the Easter holidays. The four-minute video above documents his process.

Please note: Experiments with aluminum, especially aluminum dust, should be handled with extra safety and care. As always when making, mind smart safety procedures and appropriate parental supervision. See the ToxFAQs for Aluminum for more information.

Related videos: Making a kitchen knife from a roll of aluminum foil, Hikaru dorodango, handmade shining mud dumplings, how to build a solar oven, and The Ingenious Design of the Aluminum Beverage Can.

via The Awesomer.

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