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(io9)   Cool: Guy hand-forges his own wedding ring. Fark: Out of a meteorite   (io9.com) divider line 169
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2012-05-09 02:16:45 PM
I've seen this opera. It doesn't turn out well in the end
 
2012-05-09 02:23:58 PM
I'd be a lot more impressed if he'd made armor for a polar bear
 
2012-05-09 02:27:17 PM
This is how David Eddings books usually start.
 
2012-05-09 02:43:00 PM
The comments were so nerdy I could almost smell B.O. and stale Chee-tos while reading.
 
2012-05-09 02:55:39 PM
images.wikia.com

Approves
 
2012-05-09 02:57:47 PM
One ring to rule them all.
 
2012-05-09 03:06:08 PM
A waste of Star Metal! It should be forged in blades!
 
2012-05-09 03:10:01 PM
Yeah, well, Tony Stark forged his wedding ring in a CAVE.

/...

//....

///...with a box of SCRAPS!
 
2012-05-09 03:25:39 PM
was his name Kal-El?
 
2012-05-09 03:54:00 PM
Why do I have a boner all the sudden?
 
2012-05-09 03:54:20 PM
Here's a picture of the knife he made to cut the wedding cake:
i149.photobucket.com
 
2012-05-09 03:54:40 PM
So he spent five days for an average looking ring? Could the article at least tell me what it's made of?

No thanks.
 
2012-05-09 03:54:42 PM

give me doughnuts: A waste of Star Metal! It should be forged in blades!


Yes! Space swords!!!!
 
2012-05-09 03:54:57 PM
I've read enough fantasy to know that that ring is now infused with some kind of magic or an evil spirit or something. This will not go well.
 
2012-05-09 03:55:21 PM
I don't know if I'd want a wedding ring made out of something that has already crashed and burned once...
 
2012-05-09 03:55:46 PM

Magorn: I've seen this opera. It doesn't turn out well in the end


I'm Impressed! I don't know many Wagner fans...

//Was going to ask if it was forged in the fires of Mordor
 
2012-05-09 03:56:18 PM
Pretty fascinating how he took something so interesting and made it look like something really, really common. I was expecting to be jealous, too.
 
2012-05-09 03:57:56 PM
Really loses a good amount of romantic significance that it was his own wedding ring, and not one for his wife or partner.

Cool ring nonetheless.
 
2012-05-09 03:58:04 PM
www.examiner.com
 
2012-05-09 03:58:47 PM

slayer199: One ring to rule wed them all.


FIFM
 
2012-05-09 03:58:58 PM
Eol the Dark Elf?
 
2012-05-09 03:59:42 PM
Can any metallurgist Farkers in the crowd tell me whether the nickel present in meteoric iron will prevent it from turning his finger red or will this thing just rust and stain everything he touches?
 
2012-05-09 04:00:42 PM

neversubmit: One ring to rule wed them all.


But you repeat yourself. . .
 
2012-05-09 04:00:46 PM
Nice consolation prize for when his lusty sweet wifes hot thighs freeze over except for baby making and she looks at him like a paycheck with feet.
 
2012-05-09 04:01:44 PM
My . . . Precious.
 
2012-05-09 04:01:52 PM
"There is malice in this ring. The dark heart of the smith still dwells in it. It will not love the hand it serves, neither will it abide with you long."
 
2012-05-09 04:02:43 PM
You lose the unique visual characteristics of the meteoric iron when you forge it. It would be better to cut the ring out of the block.
 
2012-05-09 04:02:44 PM
I'm surprised it took io9 so long to rip this off from reddit. The guy who made it posted this 4 days ago.
 
2012-05-09 04:03:00 PM

J. Frank Parnell: Really loses a good amount of romantic significance that it was his own wedding ring, and not one for his wife or partner.

Cool ring nonetheless.


He's probably waiting until after he gets a girlfriend to make a women's wedding ring.
 
2012-05-09 04:04:09 PM
encrypted-tbn3.google.com

/approves
 
2012-05-09 04:04:28 PM
I like his choice of metal, hope he doesn't have Ni allergies.
 
2012-05-09 04:05:02 PM

oldfarthenry: Here's a picture of the knife he made to cut the wedding cake:
[i149.photobucket.com image 425x319]


Keyboard. Soda. Etc.
 
2012-05-09 04:05:44 PM
I now pronounce you Mr and Mrs. Rusty Fingers.
 
2012-05-09 04:05:54 PM

KrispyKritter: Nice consolation prize for when his lusty sweet wifes hot thighs freeze over except for baby making and she looks at him like a paycheck with feet.


I would like to steal this whole analogy.

That is pure win.
 
2012-05-09 04:06:17 PM
I would have been impressed if he forged a cock ring from it
 
2012-05-09 04:06:31 PM
"Cool" would be not getting married in the first place.
 
2012-05-09 04:07:22 PM

give me doughnuts: A waste of Star Metal! It should be forged in blades!


Or, at the very least, a cock ring...
 
2012-05-09 04:08:13 PM
Ah, it's for himself and not the little lady. Well, that's thinking. At least all of his time and effort won't be lost in the divorce.
 
2012-05-09 04:08:41 PM

groppet: I would have been impressed if he forged a cock ring from it


fark you.
 
2012-05-09 04:08:48 PM
That's farking cool.


I want a forged damascus meteorite ring, goddamnit!
 
2012-05-09 04:09:11 PM

CruJones: So he spent five days for an average looking ring? Could the article at least tell me what it's made of?

No thanks.


It was made from a Gibeon meteorite. So, mostly iron.
 
2012-05-09 04:09:26 PM

FarknGroovn: oldfarthenry: Here's a picture of the knife he made to cut the wedding cake:
[i149.photobucket.com image 425x319]

Keyboard. Soda. Etc.


seconded.jpg
 
2012-05-09 04:10:27 PM
So after the ring slowly kills him from radiation will he have his brain preserved and put into a clone so that he can come back and pretend to be his own son?
 
2012-05-09 04:10:42 PM
OMFG that's awesome.
 
2012-05-09 04:11:01 PM
Too bad there wasn't enough meteorite left to make a lantern.
 
2012-05-09 04:11:14 PM

WhippingBoy: "Cool" would be not getting married in the first place.


Agreed.

*** rocks in the corner and sobs ***
 
2012-05-09 04:11:24 PM
Der Welt Erbe
gewänne zu eigen,
wer aus dem Rheingold
schüfe den Ring,
der masslose Macht ihm verlieh'.
 
2012-05-09 04:13:44 PM

give me doughnuts: A waste of Star Metal! It should be forged in blades!


The Conan Cartoon is seriously underrated. I love it.
 
2012-05-09 04:13:47 PM
I think this is going to rust on him.

Loves my WC ring. I would recomend it to everyone... I only fear what the EMT will do if I have a major finger injury.
 
2012-05-09 04:14:21 PM

theorellior: Can any metallurgist Farkers in the crowd tell me whether the nickel present in meteoric iron will prevent it from turning his finger red or will this thing just rust and stain everything he touches?


Not a metallurgist but I play one on TV... Most iron meteorites are around 7 % nickel which is not enough to prevent them from rusting. Individual falls vary wildly in how fast they rust, but AFAIK all metal bearing meteorites will rust.
 
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