BEER TO BOWIE KNIFE - HUGE BOWIE KNIVES FROM 100% RING PULLS - knife casting at home - Melting Metal

  • Published: 24 August 2018
  • I been collecting ring pulls for years and finally had enough to do something cool so check out these great Bowie Knives i made from 100% ring pulls.

    I have a PO box address below incase anyone wants to send a letter or anything 😬👍🏻.

    D Heighway
    P O Box 490
    Bunbury 6231
    WA , Australia

    BEER TO BOWIE KNIFE - HUGE BOWIE KNIVES FROM 100% RING PULLS - knife casting at home - Melting Metal

    ArtByAdrock links is here

    This is the link below to the furnace in this video

    This furnaces power is unbelievable , my normal furnace normally takes me at least an hour to melt 3+ kilos of copper and this did it in 15 minutes that is amazing. If you have any questions dont hesitate to ask and ill do my best to help you.
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  • VOG
    VOG  11 months back

    Mate, they look awesome. I was going to make a cutting remark, but I couldn’t see the point, as they were looking so sharp… and that’s me out of knife puns (thankfully). But genuinely, beautifully finished. Very nicely done.
    I’m too lazy to spend that much time on metal work. I try to get as much done with the foam as possible. A bend is easy done with foam. When I made Mehrunes Razor, I packed the cope solid and flat, then lay the foam knife on top. I supported the foam from underneath with strips of foam to keep it straight. Then I added the drag on top and packed with sand, flipped everything, emptied the cope, removed the support strips and repacked. It worked a treat. Easy solution.
    That homemade green sand of yours works well. I foresee great things from you – just not in the casting challenges please. I struggle enough as it is : )

    • Zionne Makoma
      Zionne Makoma  3 months back

      @Mann Co. aluminium*

    • Zionne Makoma
      Zionne Makoma  3 months back

      Those knives are *cutting edge* technology in the world of *sharp-minded* individuals like us!

    • Trevor Riley
      Trevor Riley  4 months back

      Steeling the show with your well honed remarks...

    • Gonorrhea Breath
      Gonorrhea Breath  6 months back

      I added both you guys today. Thanks for the cool videos!

    • Mann Co.
      Mann Co.  7 months back

      @bigstackD Casting
      What was the total weight of aluminum you used?

  • Nakale Nakale
    Nakale Nakale  3 days back

    i want information where I gone take my aluminium cap

    • Mat_theLord
      Mat_theLord  4 days back

      Wellllllllllllll i dont wanna make fun of you but thats a bayonet not a bowie

      • Vince Dunn
        Vince Dunn  2 weeks back

        Nice toys.
        May not be worth much out in the bush, but I bet they'll do a number on someone if ya stabbed them with it!

        • Aleksandr Kudreshov
          Aleksandr Kudreshov  2 weeks back


          • Matthew Dilley
            Matthew Dilley  2 weeks back

            You have got to get me your mailing address! I’m making you some Crucible tongs.

            • bigstackD Casting
              bigstackD Casting   2 weeks back

              My address is in the description but if you see this vid i made i make some crucible tongs.

          • VEEX 000
            VEEX 000  3 weeks back


          • Vlog HUU TRAN
            Vlog HUU TRAN  3 weeks back

            Dao đẹp quá

            • Tarry
              Tarry  3 weeks back


              • JörmunGandr
                JörmunGandr  3 weeks back

                Just a friendly criticisation thats a ka-bar not a bowie knife

                • Matthew Klugh
                  Matthew Klugh  3 weeks back

                  Ka-bar is a brand of knife and none of them look very similar to these

              • Bullshit Stomper
                Bullshit Stomper  3 weeks back

                Ring pulls have a good titanium content for strength unlike the actual can

                • FERNANDO SOUZA
                  FERNANDO SOUZA  4 weeks back

                  Essas facas devem ter ficado uma bela porcaria .isso é alumínio não serve pra fazer facas

                  • Tim Bibin
                    Tim Bibin  4 weeks back

                    Oh shit.. I see that you already did 😂😂

                    • Andres Araiza
                      Andres Araiza  4 weeks back

                      Mamon culero y mierda

                      • Juan Cañizales
                        Juan Cañizales  4 weeks back

                        Quedaron brutales 👏👏

                        • Ricardo Oyola
                          Ricardo Oyola  4 weeks back

                          Why always burn American Benjamins, why not regular paper or aussie bills instead.🤔

                          Btw, in case you have no need of the Benjamins Dollar bills, send them over to me and I'll send you toilet paper for your fire starter.😉

                          • bigstackD Casting
                            bigstackD Casting   4 weeks back

                            All good my friend those notes are 100% fake prop money 👍🏻🍻

                        • James Landrith
                          James Landrith  1 months back

                          Why burn money ? That could feed someone in need

                          • bigstackD Casting
                            bigstackD Casting   1 months back

                            matey these notes are 100% fake and were given me by a subscriber who suggested I light my furnace with them , as I don’t like to stand over the furnace when I light the gas I like to have a small flame in there and as I have hundreds of these fake notes they work great 👍🏻. Trust me my friend I would feel physically sick and very angry to see someone burn real money even if they could afford it when it could help out someone less fortunate.

                        • gumelini1
                          gumelini1  1 months back

                          I think you might have a problem with alcohol 😀

                          • Jim Brown
                            Jim Brown  1 months back

                            Sorry, but I would think an aluminum knife would be totally useless.

                            • bigstackD Casting
                              bigstackD Casting   1 months back

                              Yeah its purely ornamental its just to show simply what can be made from can tabs. If you hit them with a hammer they would probably break in half.😉

                          • loedtree01
                            loedtree01  1 months back

                            have u ever done or thought of doing bronze or copper ones like bronze or copper age. just asking cause i enjoy this channel greatly

                            • ThatGamingSoup
                              ThatGamingSoup  1 months back

                              Can tabs to a knife blade? Must be... A-Lumin-ating!... Ok puns dead.

                              Serious question, how many tabs did that take? Because you added 4-5 balls wrapped in foil from what I gathered, and I'd just like to know a number

                              • bigstackD Casting
                                bigstackD Casting   1 months back

                                Sorry matey I honestly don’t remember 🤔. I really should have counted and weighed them I can’t even think why I didn’t do that 🤷🏻‍♂️

                            • James Johnson
                              James Johnson  1 months back

                              That looks like shit thier budy

                              • Destiny Dad
                                Destiny Dad  1 months back

                                I'm broke as hell watching this and seeing that hundred go up in smoke hert my heart lol

                                • ThatGamingSoup
                                  ThatGamingSoup  1 months back

                                  Good thing it wasn't legal eh? That'd have been a *REAL* shame

                              • pinguin 47
                                pinguin 47  1 months back

                                1.3k Beer cans disliked your video

                                • miguel R
                                  miguel R  1 months back

                                  Really? No comments about the $100 fire starter? Youre insane and a beast at your trade

                                  • Daniel Ducati
                                    Daniel Ducati  1 months back

                                    That's the ultimate prison shank!!!!!Nice!!!!!

                                    • Susan Serwatka
                                      Susan Serwatka  1 months back

                                      These did come out looking a bit rough but you fixed them right up. The end products were good D! 👍

                                      • Shannon Watkins
                                        Shannon Watkins  2 months back

                                        Not one person gonna say, “Now that’s a knife”.

                                        • raymiebarnes71
                                          raymiebarnes71  2 months back

                                          Great video m8 and they turned out brilliant....🗡🗡🗡

                                          • Michael Randol
                                            Michael Randol  2 months back

                                            What’s with the 100$ bill getting torched?

                                            • Michael Randol
                                              Michael Randol  2 months back

                                              @bigstackD Casting thanks for responding i love this channel

                                            • bigstackD Casting
                                              bigstackD Casting   2 months back

                                              Michael Randol aluminium daggers and swords are only good to look at and can easily break with a decent impact on something a bronze or aluminium bronze blade would work well if you cast it but you would be best to grind it down and sand it to its desired shape and not heated and hammered as they can also crack I have noticed. I havnt really eliminated air bubbles yet in my melts as I’ve really never done any research about it 🤷🏻‍♂️. Hopefully this month I’ll release a video where I just cut and grinded a price of scrap steel into a basic sword and I’m gonna try cast a big brass handle straight onto it 👍🏻. That thing won’t break that’s guaranteed 😁

                                            • Michael Randol
                                              Michael Randol  2 months back

                                              @bigstackD Casting ah ok so i know casting isnt great as a form of making a knife or whatever is there a way to do it that it would be more ideal? Also what do you do about air bubbles usually?

                                            • bigstackD Casting
                                              bigstackD Casting   2 months back

                                              Michael Randol nah I’ve put them on the shelf and moved on to the next project.

                                            • Michael Randol
                                              Michael Randol  2 months back

                                              Is there a polished update to them?

                                          • september1683
                                            september1683  2 months back

                                            Genial! Frei nach dem Motto "Pflugscharen zu Schwertern" :-) lol :-)

                                            • drew Pav
                                              drew Pav  2 months back

                                              Movie props Dude $$$

                                              • Marc Fournier
                                                Marc Fournier  2 months back

                                                Interesting process but let's try it with something like bronze at least. That would hold an edge better than aluminum.

                                                • فارس فارس
                                                  فارس فارس  2 months back


                                                  • فارس فارس
                                                    فارس فارس  2 months back


                                                    • gantz4u
                                                      gantz4u  2 months back

                                                      I just built a time machine out of raw biscuits. It doesnt actually function but still looks pretty cool.

                                                      • Darren Wixon
                                                        Darren Wixon  2 months back

                                                        Awesome as always!!

                                                        • Drake Randall
                                                          Drake Randall  2 months back

                                                          Tomb raider music?

                                                          • Shapree Mallory
                                                            Shapree Mallory  2 months back

                                                            Watched the whole thing on silent. Didnt think id enjoybwatching this until I saw the $100 Bill u wasted. Was that real? If so, who raised u??? If not why what's the point?

                                                            • bigstackD Casting
                                                              bigstackD Casting   2 months back

                                                              matey these notes are 100% fake and were given me by a subscriber who suggested I light my furnace with them , as I don’t like to stand over the furnace when I light the gas I like to have a small flame in there and as I have hundreds of these fake notes they work great 👍🏻.

                                                          • Hamid Benyoussef
                                                            Hamid Benyoussef  2 months back


                                                            • Dane Bridges
                                                              Dane Bridges  2 months back

                                                              Styrofoam squeaks? You bastard!!!

                                                              • Pure Clarity Outfitters
                                                                Pure Clarity Outfitters  2 months back

                                                                Sick! Sub'd

                                                                • KC CHERRY
                                                                  KC CHERRY  2 months back

                                                                  Aluminium pull tabs on the contrary are made of a higher grade alum than the actual alum can maybe it's a surprise that could be true it's probably not going to be just don't make any sense..

                                                                  • miscible21
                                                                    miscible21  2 months back

                                                                    2 out of 3 is a high success rate. I watched Alex Steele's series on casting and he had to make a number of attempts. Thanks for the content!

                                                                  • Chris ray
                                                                    Chris ray  2 months back

                                                                    Just send me the $100 dollars next time

                                                                  • Travel Your Way
                                                                    Travel Your Way  3 months back

                                                                    I want to buy these masterpieces for 100000 farts

                                                                    • Cease OG
                                                                      Cease OG  3 months back

                                                                      I like this guy he don't talk a lot

                                                                      • bobbg
                                                                        bobbg  3 months back

                                                                        have you sold any of these is there a market for this type of stuff, like Fantasy art. IE: FFXI or other shows and games like Game of thrones War of the clans or what every else someone is into? Sords axes money ex... I know somone cast's and mints game money. And he gets the authors to back his work its that good.
                                                                        This is art. But what is the chance you can take 400 lbs of empty pop cans and turn it into treasures? + Money and skip the scrap yard's .30 to .50 cents a lb for scrap? Yes there is a lot more work involved but it looks like fun.

                                                                        I know you can build your own furnace, wood fired with a blower to help it reach the 1221F dg needed to melt pop cans.
                                                                        that is only 4 times hotter than your stove can make a pan if you think about it, it dosn't take that much energy.
                                                                        its not 1984F dg like copper is and tin is a lot lower like 449.5F dg Gold 1948 F
                                                                        knowing melting points its safe to assume you can melt gold off of copper to seprate the 2 metals. insted of using acid to wash away copper, then better refine the gold using acid to eat off the copper after the melting prosses's. If your doing electronics recycling. But you will have a supply of gold to use for your art work also.

                                                                        Old used metal files make great Knifes, or just other types of tools so would a used lawn mower blade.
                                                                        Or Bed rails if you weld its angle iron I made a yard cart of of bed rails other people put out with the trash, and bought lumber from home depot and lowes marked down becuse it was not perfect for the bed and sides it was decking boards.
                                                                        I planed it down and sanded it then gave it a weather proof finnish. Looks great cost almost nothing to make but I just need to find a better set of wheels for it. But if you find a really old bed frame that was high carbon steel modren one's are low carbon 1018 steel I belive older one's were made of 4140 but I'm not sure. I know it was harder to weld on with arc welding and seemed to weigh more. older as in 1940's 1950 metal. light brown paint not black or dark brown paint
                                                                        not that paint color has anything to do with it I don't know this? I do know its tougher metal.

                                                                        • bigstackD Casting
                                                                          bigstackD Casting   3 weeks back

                                                                          Damn matey you sound like you know what your talking about , very interesting 👍🏻. Cheers for the comment bobbg 😁👍🏻🍻🍻