Casting Mirror Polished Japanese Foil Ball from Molten Aluminium


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  • PressTube
    PressTube  9 months ago +3191

    So, there has been this trend of a mirror polished foil ball? Let's take it to the next level by melting the foil first :) Who liked this video??? :-) PressTube OuT !

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    • Thomas Atkinson
      Thomas Atkinson 5 days ago

      It's not another level. This is the very lazy and very easy way to do it.
      The foil ball thing became popular not because shiny balls are awesome, but because working something like that by hand for so long, and putting in all the effort to do it is satisfying to see all the careful long work evolve into a nice shiny piece of art, and it's inspires discipline and patience.
      Pouring molten metal into a ball has been done thousands of times and it's simple. Not new or inspiring... Its not about the ball. It's about the process.

    • Robert Aguilard
      Robert Aguilard 11 days ago

      Why did I watch this for?

    • zaka ariani
      zaka ariani 13 days ago

      PressTube gwn een hollader dis

    • Le Chat Vénère
      Le Chat Vénère 13 days ago

      +aria nosratabadi no, please don't waste aluminium foil for nothing...

  • Godmiljaardedju
    Godmiljaardedju 16 hours ago

    What a grown-up kid, with too many time on his hands, does as a passe-temps? Next!

  • Den Lig
    Den Lig 19 hours ago

    C'est bien beau tout ça mais où sont l'autre boule et le cochonnet ? :-P

  • صخب رجل
    صخب رجل 21 hour ago

    Sicher es ist toll

  • Justin Gibson
    Justin Gibson Day ago

    Ur on american channel speak English

  • Jekk
    Jekk Day ago

    nice :)

  • Risto Rinne
    Risto Rinne Day ago

    And we all have these tools at home. Anyway, nice. I would need to know how to melt or cast silver EASY at home with tools you can buy at stores?

  • Faysal el Idrissi

    2hrs sanding for prep ? You must have run out of files ,but tou sure dont run out of sanding paper.
    And the bearings of your bf30 spindle must have loved this excorsize ,all of it.

  • Mike
    Mike Day ago


  • Shane Wickham
    Shane Wickham Day ago

    Why would you bother seriously why do this?

    AKO SI DOGIE Day ago

    7:20 he is struggling just to put the aluminum carefully 😥

  • 가원GAWON
    가원GAWON Day ago

    한국인 손

  • andre PD3A
    andre PD3A 2 days ago

    Op zich best leuk maar wat moet je er nu mee?? Waar moet het voor dienen of dient het eigenlijk nergens voor.

  • buddybodie
    buddybodie 2 days ago

    How many hectoliters of water do you need to cool 1 small aluminium ball?!? :-D

  • Lottovind
    Lottovind 2 days ago

    why .. just why

  • kk kkk
    kk kkk 2 days ago

    wtf video for nothing ????

  • 삐뽀로행성의 삐로뽀

    와,ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ 완전 신기해ㅋㅋㅋㅋㅋ

  • wer er
    wer er 2 days ago


  • Knight of YouTube
    Knight of YouTube 3 days ago

    did anyone else notice the unidentfied moving object 3:50

  • thesimulacre
    thesimulacre 3 days ago

    Aluminium is the proper spelling for the group of metals that it is a member of. But some chemist's and such argued that "Aluminum" was easier to say. I guess some areas held out.

  • Armoni Howard
    Armoni Howard 3 days ago

    The box of aluminum foil says extra dik

  • M52TUB24
    M52TUB24 3 days ago

    Aluminium is correct. Fuck yanks with their aloomanim.

  • Carolyn Van Hosen
    Carolyn Van Hosen 3 days ago

    Stunning!! Truly beautiful

  • Khethelo Zungu
    Khethelo Zungu 3 days ago

    I wanted to stick my hand in there and faint. It looks so inviting.

  • Ethan Hamlet
    Ethan Hamlet 3 days ago


  • Gabito Matadero
    Gabito Matadero 3 days ago


  • Gabito Matadero
    Gabito Matadero 3 days ago


  • 최은재
    최은재 3 days ago


  • PLZFr0sty
    PLZFr0sty 3 days ago

    I know it is a common thing, but to me it is still strange to see a metal act like water XD

  • Jordan Lumpkin
    Jordan Lumpkin 3 days ago

    mann a AD came right when it got to the good part

  • Jordan Lumpkin
    Jordan Lumpkin 3 days ago

    And the first time in forever not CLICKBAIT

  • Jordan Lumpkin
    Jordan Lumpkin 3 days ago

    It looked like he was playing soccer 😂

  • Caleb Struckmann
    Caleb Struckmann 3 days ago

    Click bait. He doesn't press foil, he smelts and then casts a ball.

  • Marcos Summers
    Marcos Summers 4 days ago

    Nice! But whats the use for such balls?

  • Vlad VP
    Vlad VP 4 days ago

    Didn't know you were Belgian. Are you from Flanders or Wallonia?

  • Tony Wright
    Tony Wright 4 days ago

    Very relaxing just the sounds of the job

  • Rim Aya
    Rim Aya 4 days ago

    الشخص هذا عمل جاهدا انضرو ليده حمراء جدا

  • joosthoi1
    joosthoi1 4 days ago

    het is zuid-nederland, niet belgië

  • Десу-нян же!

    RTX ON

  • Stéphane LAFORÊT
    Stéphane LAFORÊT 4 days ago

    Why this ball ? is it usefull ?

  • Tanmay Sable
    Tanmay Sable 4 days ago

    Very nice ball

  • Gregory Parrott
    Gregory Parrott 4 days ago

    Is there a specific reason for using foil other than it melting a little faster? Why not use aluminum cans or even aluminum rod or bar stock to more quickly arrive at the desired volume?

  • nhojyelbom
    nhojyelbom 4 days ago

    has to be perfectly round 360 degrees, yours has a hole in it. FAIL

  • G Gregory
    G Gregory 5 days ago

    Not very round...

  • humblegeorge
    humblegeorge 5 days ago +1

    my ex-wife would have loved that little stomper :>) he,he,he,he,

  • 1Jisom
    1Jisom 5 days ago


  • Jewish Royalty
    Jewish Royalty 5 days ago

    What’s the point ?

  • Sanane La
    Sanane La 5 days ago

    *I want drink aliminum*

  • James Thornton
    James Thornton 5 days ago

    I sure hope you're not breathing aluminium fumes in!!!!

  • James Thornton
    James Thornton 5 days ago

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA "like some other people do"! Well-played, sir!

  • Ganimidis
    Ganimidis 5 days ago

    Wat'n werk zeg...Toffe kaplaarse manneke ! (just a question.. what the heck u do with a mirrorball?)

  • zain ilyas
    zain ilyas 5 days ago +1

    chott ech ghen ikoon

  • Hasan Ahmad Hasan
    Hasan Ahmad Hasan 5 days ago +1

    Bro you have broken the record excellent

  • Nick vd Veerdonk
    Nick vd Veerdonk 5 days ago


  • kcvous
    kcvous 5 days ago

    fail !

  • Thomas Atkinson
    Thomas Atkinson 5 days ago

    It's an aluminium ball. Not Japanese, and not a foil ball.

  • Thomas Atkinson
    Thomas Atkinson 5 days ago

    I don't understand why you are unrolling the foil then scrunching it up like that... Just take the whole roll off and folt it in two thirds with a hammer and you'll fit the whole thing in one go...

  • Cheerfill Khongngain

    Wow! Nice!!!!!!!!😉😉

  • Carlos Rivera
    Carlos Rivera 6 days ago

    When hot pretty...kool!! ;)

  • truckingscouser
    truckingscouser 6 days ago

    You say aluminium correctly my friend, there's no such word as 'aluminum' despite what the yanks might say ;-)

  • Yannick Rijnen
    Yannick Rijnen 6 days ago

    g e k o l o n i s e e r d

  • Customer Services
    Customer Services 6 days ago

    This has been such a useful way to spend the last thirteen minutes. Such a useful item. Everyone needs one of these 'Japanese Foil Balls' don't they. I'm going to start collecting the items needed to construct one of these items of my own. I can't believe i made it this far into my life without one of these. Damn.

  • Adal Khan
    Adal Khan 6 days ago

    *balls of steal*

  • D Rutter
    D Rutter 6 days ago

    It didn't end up very round, and you didn't show the entire finished product.

  • lolman20.03
    lolman20.03 6 days ago


  • Veyseli Atasoi
    Veyseli Atasoi 6 days ago


  • familia del portillo

    hola ay alguien aqui que hable español

  • 错鞘
    错鞘 6 days ago

    instagram is for gays

  • Erik Anderson
    Erik Anderson 6 days ago

    How much does that weigh?

  • Wichal Rangai
    Wichal Rangai 7 days ago

    i wonder how toxic aluminium actually is ..

  • Wichal Rangai
    Wichal Rangai 7 days ago

    i recognised your flemish accent quite early on
    groeten uit rotterdam

  • Dead Bloks
    Dead Bloks 7 days ago

    I like that ball so much

  • Franziska S.
    Franziska S. 7 days ago

    So macht man das nicht

  • Franziska S.
    Franziska S. 7 days ago


  • Tim Hitt
    Tim Hitt 7 days ago +1

    wow what a lot of work for what you end up with

  • Michael Drummond
    Michael Drummond 7 days ago +10

    Dude! Wear gloves!
    I'm sure you've read that aluminium exposure through the skin is no big deal, that it's not toxic.
    But from the video, the most casual observer would see that you are receiving a MAJOR acute dose of it.
    It's getting into your system via your skin:
    1. paracellular
    2. transcellular
    3. active transport
    4. apoeccrine ducts
    5. Endocrine sweat ducts
    6. hair follicles
    7. adsorptive endocytosis
    8. receptor-mediated endocytosis
    Your kidneys will do a pretty good job of getting rid of most of it, but you should help them out as much as possible. Drink a lot of water for a couple of days.

  • Alec Da beast man
    Alec Da beast man 8 days ago

    Why do you scoop the top bit of aluminium off?

      TRUEBLUEGOBLUE 7 days ago

      Alec Da beast man “dross” is the impurities separated from the pure material; it is collected and removed

  • LigH
    LigH 8 days ago

    Pure aluminium hardly exists without any oxide layer. Possibly only due to the polish coating it?

  • grillodon
    grillodon 8 days ago +2

    What a waste of planet resources.

  • X S
    X S 8 days ago

    Wow. A lot of effort. I'm curious about something. I've polished brass to a mirror finish (by hand) and was told to do it in different directions before and when changing grit for the best/quickest results. It seems to be very smooth. Are all of the grooves out? What I've been wanting to see is the opposite of that. A 360° sphere that is mirrored on the inside. Any idea how this could be accomplished? I think it would require some electroplating techniques. Very tricky, but it sure would be cool.

  • Bear Claw
    Bear Claw 8 days ago

    Aluminium is nasty to polish

  • Rosy Water
    Rosy Water 8 days ago

    2:00 *THE NOISE* 😍😍😍

  • Ninjah Channel
    Ninjah Channel 9 days ago +9

    What a pointless waste of aluminium, gas, water, electricity and all other stuff!

    • M52TUB24
      M52TUB24 3 days ago

      Marwan Amireh obviously the oppsite is true.

    • Ninjah Channel
      Ninjah Channel 6 days ago

      +Marwan Amireh not at all, don't worry.

    • Marwan Amireh
      Marwan Amireh 6 days ago +2

      Ninjah Channel your life must be so boring lol.

    • Jo Vanhees
      Jo Vanhees 6 days ago +1

      I would engrave this alu-ball, then it is a kind of artwork and it was not a useless waste of gas, electricity and water.

  • YT
    YT 9 days ago

    What is the point of making these balls??? Beside throwing thousands of dollars/euros into equipment and a loooooot of idle time. Nevertheless, it was entertaining, for sure.

  • Aromo
    Aromo 9 days ago

    how to made a totally useless thing...

  • Glen  Smith
    Glen Smith 9 days ago +4

    And the point is ??? Be cheaper to buy one

  • pearlwhitebuffalo
    pearlwhitebuffalo 9 days ago

    Look what I found cast in the clouds of the atmosphere. A chaotic recurring and overlapping blueprint of the debris that emptied the oceans upon the earth causing the great flood SEE amature forensic video (Human Intervention 2018) on you tube thx

  • Ingar Hessenschmidt
    Ingar Hessenschmidt 9 days ago

    why not tigweld an aluminum rod to it instead of drilling a hole in it? That way you could just cut off the rod and sand/polish that area too. Now you have a giant hole in it instead.

  • Md Samir
    Md Samir 9 days ago

    Just watch this In 2x speed

  • ugh atm
    ugh atm 9 days ago

    Greetings from southern Belgium :-)

  • Asnl45
    Asnl45 9 days ago

    Good on you for pronouncing aluminium properly. :p

  • Flattened Pancake
    Flattened Pancake 9 days ago +8

    3:46 would be any toddlers dream 😂 let’s be honest

  • James Anderson
    James Anderson 9 days ago +8

    Hey bra... wear some gloves. The fine aluminum particles will get in your blood stream and give you Alzheimer disease. Worked in a sheet metal shop for 20 years. Ran an aluminum grainer. I wore protective gear other guy did not. He spent 2 year crapping his pants as the disease tore him down. Got it from the aluminum. Just saying.. very good work. Nice finished product.

    • James Anderson
      James Anderson 6 days ago

      +burp Not something you can reverse - Wear protective gear or suffer occupational heavy metal poisoning later - that is a fact - Doubting something does not change physics - Ingestion and exposure to micro particles of any metal like he is producing causes irreparable harm.

    • James Anderson
      James Anderson 6 days ago

      Not something you can reverse - Wear protective gear or suffer occupational heavy metal poisoning later - that is a fact

    • burp
      burp 6 days ago

      doubt that's how that works

  • Heni Henny
    Heni Henny 9 days ago

    Halo bang

  • genocide amerika
    genocide amerika 9 days ago

    95 percent of the world say aluminium only you know who say aluminum

  • MB마뷰
    MB마뷰 9 days ago


  • Luiza Weronowska
    Luiza Weronowska 10 days ago

    Kto z polski like

  • chelle snail
    chelle snail 10 days ago

    Awesome work! :) I wanted to ask, what happened at the end with the hole where the lathe pole thing went into the ball?

  • Toni
    Toni 10 days ago

    Well it still is made out of Aluminium even thought you melted it first. and it looks fantastic

  • Sample Dude
    Sample Dude 10 days ago +1

    Unpolished sphere looks like the moon. Must mean the moon is solid aluminum. I didn't know that!

    • Sample Dude
      Sample Dude 9 days ago

      +Bian Wilson *Mind blown* WOW!!!!

    • Bian Wilson
      Bian Wilson 9 days ago

      +Sample Dude precicely. I have an idea, we could use the aluminium to build more space crafts to get MORE aluminium! :D

    • Sample Dude
      Sample Dude 9 days ago

      +Bian Wilson Yes, it's cool isn't it! If we ever run out of material for coke bottles or tin foil, we could send a space ship up there to bring some aluminum back. That would be cool.

    • Bian Wilson
      Bian Wilson 9 days ago

      +Sample Dude if the moon looks like the sphere in his hand, the sphere on his hand is made of aluminium, moons made out of aluminium.

    • Bian Wilson
      Bian Wilson 9 days ago

      +Sample Dude yeah but he used aluminium.