DIY Japanese Aluminum Foil Ball

Introduction: DIY Japanese Aluminum Foil Ball

Today, I try out the popular trend that's been spreading across the internet. I use a aluminum foil and hammer them down to create this dense aluminum ball. I polished these Japanese foil balls using sandpaper until it becomes a solid metal polished ball, then I polish it using metal polishing liquid. So here's what I did!

Step 1: Tools Needed

To make the Japanese Aluminum Foil Ball you will need:

1- Aluminum Foil

2- Hammer

3- Sanding Paper

4- Metal Polishing liquid and Sponge

Step 2: Hammering

Start making a ball from the Aluminum foil, once it become rounded start hammering it by the hammer to make it a sold ball.

this task takes time and you should be careful in order to keep the ball rounded.

Step 3: Sanding and Polishing

After it become perfectly rounded and all the Aluminum came together, start sanding it with the sanding paper, the finer sanding paper the better. once it is very smooth and shining. Polish it with the metal polishing liquid and sponge to make it reflective like a mirror.

Warning : this task is the most time consuming and tiring. if you have a polishing machine USE IT!

Step 4: Final Output

After doing all the steps above the final product will look something like that or even better.

Show me your results in the comments guys!

Thank You!

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7 Discussions


Tip 2 years ago

If I did this, I would also recommend getting a bottle or cup of water or something, and meals, plus, we don't want to be dehydrated or malnourished from spending hours hammering and sanding a ball.

Plus, when hammering and sanding, we sweat, causing major water loss from our bodies, meaning severe dehydration.
Everyone says we should stay hydrated and nourished, as well as get good sleep, but this challenge seems to take us away from those.
It's still a creative work of art though.


2 years ago

Nicely done! I made one a couple days ago - great little project, thanks for sharing how you did yours :)


Reply 2 years ago

show us yours! thanks a lot of the support!