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Can You Melt Obsidian and Cast a Sword?

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Help us get to 10,000 Followers on Instagram: https://instagram.com/htmeverything Support us on Patreon so I can break more kilns! https://patreon.com/HTME I took some user comments way to seriously and figured out what it would take to melt obsidian and sand cast it into a sword. Thanks for FOCI Glass Studio for their help with this project. They are a Non-Profit Studio in Minneapolis which teaches Glass Blowing Classes from Beginner to Expert! https://www.mnglassart.org || In This Video || Our Camera Gear: - GH4: https://goo.gl/Kpgf9D - FS5: https://goo.gl/aPd428 - Dracast Light Panels: https://goo.gl/agbBSU - GoPro Hero 5: https://goo.gl/nDbjBk - Karma Drone: https://goo.gl/F16GWj || SUBSCRIBE || YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1OmesgS || SUPPORT || Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/htme Spreadshirt - https://shop.spreadshirt.com/HTME/ Special Thanks to our Patrons at $15 per month or higher: Sandy Riis, Stian Andreassen, Uwe Schmidt, Daniel Laux, Winfield Jones, Liz Roth, Antonio Rios-Ochoa, Jenny Wolf-Matte, Stephan Schmidt, Quintin, Tim Reiche, Mats Nydesjö, Dylan Rich, Jason Lewis, Susan M. George, Liam pinkney, Stephan Becker, Lana Sinapayen, Stephen C Strausbaugh, Meinhard Absalon, Coby Tang, Christina Freeman, Conner Hitchcock, Jason Kaczmarsky, Avinash Rajaraman || SOCIAL || Facebook: http://ow.ly/X4rJC Twitter: http://ow.ly/X4rS3 (@HTMeverything) Instagram: http://ow.ly/X4rXs || SERIES || Sandwich - http://bit.ly/1ZVGNRn Suit - http://bit.ly/1NsQri8 Bottle - http://bit.ly/1QlTU6C Thanksgiving Dinner - http://bit.ly/1UjLa1R Root Beer Float - http://bit.ly/1OGfphU Book - http://bit.ly/1SF23Gx Chocolate Bar - http://bit.ly/2085HIs Coffee - http://bit.ly/2jllv0I Eyeglasses - http://bit.ly/2jlispn Microscope and Telescope: http://bit.ly/2nQCRn7 How To Brew Everything: http://bit.ly/2kJb47E Meet The Makers - http://bit.ly/23ldFlS || ABOUT || Today, getting what you need is as easy as a trip to the store. From food to clothing, energy, medicine, and so much more, Andy George will discover what it takes to make everything from scratch. His mission is to understand the complex processes of manufacturing that is often taken for granted and do it all himself. Each week he’s traveling the world to bypass the modern supply chain in order to harvest raw materials straight from the source. Along the way, he’s answering the questions you never thought to ask. Music by the talented Taylor Lewin http://taylorlewin.com
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J O-T (3 hours ago)
Wow this is so epix
Christopher Porter (6 hours ago)
2:15 looks like chocolate milk
Black Force (9 hours ago)
MINE CRAFT!!
Takemi Corrado (9 hours ago)
YouTube favoritism at it’s finest.
Sawyer Dalton (14 hours ago)
you can cast obsidian easier by grinding it into a fine powder and melting it and grinding it again five-times
Shadow_ Omega35 (14 hours ago)
You need metals to make the obsidian sword stronger
CK's channel. (15 hours ago)
You're thinking too much like glass. While it is indeed a natural glass, it's not so before it is formed. What you could try is making your own molten felsic material, pouring into a thin mold, and then trying to cool it as quickly as possible, as opposed to trying to slowly cool it in an annealing oven. I'd start with say CO2 fire extinguishers, as Mythbusters got a can of soda to "cold" in I think 3 seconds back in the day with the aid of a CO2 fire extinguisher. From there, you could try pouring liquid nitrogen on it... I would also suggest pouring BEFORE starting the rapid cooling process, as this would allow the molten material to take a shape before being introduced to the cooling process. Sure, you wouldn't be using obsidian in a casting manner like say steel or aluminum, but you would indeed be casting what would become obsidian...
Kenrgy (15 hours ago)
So the answer is no. You cant melt and make an obsidian sword. you can though, grind it up add stuff to it dye it back to black and make something from that.
Ryan Hackney (17 hours ago)
shit video thick prat
Liam Putman (1 day ago)
Watched this video to see this joker destroy thousands in lab equipment, worth it
Ricky Ruiz (1 day ago)
"Let's make and Elucidator!"
Nelson Mendoza (1 day ago)
Video starts at 13:59
pdchr (1 day ago)
So.... the answer is ... "no." That's okay - interesting to watch anyway.
Nehemiah Marcus (1 day ago)
Lesson learned: A pure obsidian sword is worthless. But who says the entire thing must be obsidian? In Japanese sword making they use a variety of metals with different qualities to make their swords, Perhaps if layers of different materials were used with the obsidian on the surface would work?
RUStalker33 (1 day ago)
14 minutes wasted
Deimos 22 (1 day ago)
I bet your medieval grandfather was a blacksmith
Taylorman777 (1 day ago)
Short answer....
Ow Ruey Shyan (1 day ago)
After i closed youtube, i actually find back your video and click like. For your "keep trying attitude"
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Daniel Romero (2 days ago)
Broooo how u can break obsidian without diamond pickaxe!!?
lol 999 (2 days ago)
LOL JUST THROW THE OBSIDIAN ON LAVA
Steel Empire (2 days ago)
This sword cabn kill people or not?
KIORO (2 days ago)
why do i want to eat this
The Real Potato (2 days ago)
Sneak peak of Minecrafts new update
Derp Derp (2 days ago)
If you could melt straight obsidian into a blade would it be sturdy?
Karl Petter (2 days ago)
He forgot to cast obsidian in water.
Brynn Baldridge (3 days ago)
Love me some dragon glass
abrori 214 (3 days ago)
Sword from diamond
Ich mag Züge (3 days ago)
It seens honey
Max Reedijk (3 days ago)
Failure is always an option
Reverend Matt (3 days ago)
What kind of cat is that??
AWAKEND (3 days ago)
I think that it looks allot like beer glass when it shatters the first time
Rangya Alif (3 days ago)
Like a lava
fishingpervert (3 days ago)
I don't think the problem was with the Obsidian. It's with the moisture in the sand mold. Make a mold with plaster and pour into that ... then you won't have the boiling problem.
Dragon Slayer (3 days ago)
Looks more like a cooking video than a making video...
Stephane Petit (3 days ago)
Where have you buy this obsidian? Or how have you create this?
Brad Christensen (3 days ago)
You were being redundant. Obsidian naturally is already what you you trying to make it. You can find natural obsidian and just shape it into a blade.
BeGe Army (3 days ago)
BUT cAN YOU dO THIS?!
Daven Mirasol (4 days ago)
oh!!! this is how you craft obsidian sword YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY
Harambe_Holyk (4 days ago)
Who else got it recommended 2 months later
Transformer Bash (4 days ago)
it needs to be thicker or els it will bend ezy and brake
Tony Walker (4 days ago)
the reason why you doing this is for the reason of efficiency and knowledge.
Seyed Ali Roshan (4 days ago)
can we create a sword with kevlar?
Shane Smith (4 days ago)
Kitteh wanted poops in sand
Mrs Nexi (4 days ago)
Netherportal😂😂
Arc Light (5 days ago)
Christ. What a ball ache.
Elendalar (5 days ago)
Nice try mate
devin725ish (5 days ago)
If you melted obsidian into a block then coild you cut a sword shape with a 60,000 psi water jeg (maybe the water jet channel) and then sharpen it?
bshocks (5 days ago)
what level mage do you have to be to wield that sword?
PixelTheMan (1 day ago)
bshocks mages don’t wield swords
You're great
Bobo Won (5 days ago)
WHY WON'T THIS STOP BEING IN MY FEED!!!!! I'VE NEVER WATCHED THIS CHANNEL OR ANYTHING LIKE IT!!!!!
hazmee yusoff (6 days ago)
/me nice video lol
Ade Mawanz GAMING (6 days ago)
obsidian is like a glass ya not a metal material
Daniel Miller (6 days ago)
That was pretty cool!
Amanda Smith (6 days ago)
My obsidian swords always come out just fine.
Demitrius Mesfin (6 days ago)
Still Beautiful
Angery Mechanic (6 days ago)
Omg so $$$ wasted 😕
Ricky Villarreal (6 days ago)
compress the melted obsidian so it dosent have air in if it air in it will crack. I think
Edward Marshall (6 days ago)
Obsidian was prized for it's sharpness gained from flaking, casting a sword from it is pointless. You'll have a dull brittle sword.
Basyu (6 days ago)
Can you melt bedrock next ? I would love to see that 🌚
Brian Sexton (7 days ago)
So obsidian is extreamly sharp and is actualy used for making an obsifian scalpel what is 10x sharper than a general steel medical scalpel.
Iri tiri (7 days ago)
There are surface of the earth lava areas, aren't there? Like where scientists do research on it. If you could gain access maybe you could cast the sword there and make a thoroughly obsidian sword. Maybe.. if it is hot enough. That would be neat
The Raven Of Fortnite (7 days ago)
Can u make a obsidian gauntlet?
Cody K. (7 days ago)
The reason everyone sees this video is because he has like 500,000 tags on it.
PAtrick Comiskey (7 days ago)
He said he made the blade no those two randoms that popped up at the end of ur video
DS 4488 (7 days ago)
I have a furnace that gets up to 3200*..lol... Well, I work at a place that actually has 2 Arc Furnaces and I am the Furnace Operator. We call it "Slag" throw tons of it away monthly....
DS 4488 (7 days ago)
maybe you need a few molding lessons also... Was the Lead man in the molding dept....lol
Jack Of Spades (7 days ago)
Damn, if you didn't use that anealing chamber I would be suggested you make one. Use that same insulation and either buy, make, or reuse heating coils to create the same effect. Good stuff mate.
Jack Guyett (7 days ago)
*_why is this a meme?_*
Who said you can only craft an obsidian sword in an minecraft rip-off?
Trooper Gaming (8 days ago)
Why is this a meme
Qi Zhang (8 days ago)
The part I find it fascinating is...some people in this world just refuse to back off from failures.
*N O Y O U T U B E !*
commenter name (8 days ago)
We need codyslab on this...
Orlo Álvarez (8 days ago)
Hey, dude ¿Could you please tell me where you got that crucible? I need it for school
Patrick Garrick (8 days ago)
Why don't you try an obsidian babe around a metal core to give it some strength.
Louis Fod (8 days ago)
Try a metal alloy named manganese something. Light and strong.
Just MyOpinion (8 days ago)
*props for not giving up, man. that's dedication! good work. 🤘*
Laplace Point (8 days ago)
Oh my god, all this work and the guy didnt even figure out obsidian isnt glass its just rapidely cooled magma, wow
Shawn Lewis (8 days ago)
What if you just melted the obsidian inside of a cast?
Gary Bains (8 days ago)
Make a helmet of puddy
Tony Zacharias (8 days ago)
😏
Gabe Zachia (8 days ago)
Thanks man, the video was awesome because you didn't give up! Thank you for this ^-^
ISSUEE (8 days ago)
WHY IS THIS EVERYWHERE
JURI 100 GAMING (8 days ago)
Can You Make a Nether Portal with it
RubyPiec (9 days ago)
Just make an obsidian generayor
Carlo Sumulong (9 days ago)
Wow
Jorge Michael Daguhoy (9 days ago)
Can you make a sword out of a glass
Narwhal Ocean (9 days ago)
amazing texture pack you got there
Narwhal Ocean (9 days ago)
you cant because its not in minecraft
Yorkshire Guitars (9 days ago)
Dude's making weapons for max level RPG characters.
Davide Carrea (9 days ago)
Black Dragon Kalameet appreciates the attempts
Roman Bab (9 days ago)
this should be renamed "Can you melt flux and cast a sword" or "Can the YouTube algorithm be any dummer"
statikreg (9 days ago)
Looks like you got pretty good at making a hot mess...
Michael Swartz (9 days ago)
how to get cancer
Proud Zionist (9 days ago)
All I want to know is, will it kill White Walkers?
ZMacZ Furreh (10 days ago)
..Ingenuity hard at work.. ^^
Alec Rhodes (10 days ago)
Would you present that to Jon Snow, the King in the North?!?! Damn it man back to the forge with you!!

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