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#1 jnelsoninjax

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 20:20

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That's it. Game over. You will never have a wedding ring cooler than that of redditor laporkenstein. Not only did he fashion the band himself, in the formidable fires of... well... his garage — he forged the damn thing out of a chunk of meteorite. (A Gibeon meteorite, to be exact.) Laporkenstein... you, sir, are a DIY luminary.

All told, laporkenstein says it took him about four days to craft the ring, using "the same techniques employed to make samurai swords" (by which, we assume, he means the layered metalworking techniques similar to those used in the production of Damascus steel). We've picked out a few examples from his series of over 40 pictures documenting the forging process, but you'll definitely want to check out the entire album over on imgur.
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 20:26

Well, yep, I concede. Fair game!

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 20:26

This guy knows what hes doing... that's quite a process. Looks like 3hr to form solid chunk into ring.. then about 3.5 days to file it and etch.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 20:28

Yep, thats pretty cool of him and hard to top :)

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 20:32

wow! very cool, and looks nice too!

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 20:41

one word comes to mind .... WOW

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 20:41

Hell yes. This is the kind of ring I want the day i get married. If ever :turned:

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 20:55

Must be amazing to have a specialist skill like that. Lot of respect.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 21:03

Metallurgy skills: infinite. Where'd he get the meteorite from? those things are hard to find, and it doesn't mention in the link.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 23:27

NICE JOB!! He wins the oh-that's-bloody-cool award for sure. Meteorites are not that uncommon - the trick is in recognizing them.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 23:34

I think the guy did a AMA on reddit a week ago or so. Very cool skills.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 23:37

The question is: Would his fiance prefer this over a gold diamond ring?

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 23:42

The question is: Would his fiance prefer this over a gold diamond ring?

she wasnt sure at first but grew to love it. Also, Im pretty sure a diamond ring is for engagement. Not your wedding ring.

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 23:45

GG

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Posted 09 May 2012 - 23:48

she wasnt sure at first but grew to love it. Also, Im pretty sure a diamond ring is for engagement. Not your wedding ring.


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