Hydraulic Press Channel: let's get crushing!
March 27, 2016 7:41 PM   Subscribe

"For the Hydraulic Press Channel, we have Easter for our press. We have this lovely basket, chocolate bunny and chocolate egg. Let's see what happens." (Warning: heavy metal intros, natch) posted by filthy light thief (40 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite
 
OK, the bunny was pretty great -- not only the climactic sploosh but dig how the flattened foil wrapper looks, appropriately enough, vaguely like a bunny Shroud of Turin!
posted by FelliniBlank at 8:02 PM on March 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


Bless.
posted by you're a kitty! at 8:05 PM on March 27, 2016


WTF happened to that piece of paper in video 6?
posted by jacquilynne at 8:07 PM on March 27, 2016 [9 favorites]


Everything about this is great. The accent, the attitude, his wife laughing in the background.
posted by ssg at 8:09 PM on March 27, 2016 [6 favorites]


Vaht da fahk!
posted by dirigibleman at 8:10 PM on March 27, 2016 [9 favorites]


the barbie one is horrifying and hysterical
posted by you're a kitty! at 8:11 PM on March 27, 2016 [3 favorites]


MetaFilter: smells slightly toxic
posted by Johnny Wallflower at 8:16 PM on March 27, 2016


WTF happened to that piece of paper in video 6?

It some kind of exploded (some possibly correct speculation here).

Also, DON'T PUT YOUR FINGERS IN THE FUCKING PRESS HOLY SHIT DUDE
posted by dirigibleman at 8:21 PM on March 27, 2016 [14 favorites]


dirigibleman, the summary there seems to indicate it turned to plastic. Here's the paper, where the abstract reads:
Cellulose has been deformed plastically by the use of mechanical shear, uniaxial pressure, and laser radiation. Felty specimens either from wood pulp or cotton wool were converted to thin compact transparent disks. Afterwards, the disks were examined by IR-spectroscopy, light microscopy, and scanning electron microscopy. This novel approach may pave the way for a new method to convert natural cellulose to plastic products (fibres, films), thus widening the use of nature’s most frequent polymer.
posted by filthy light thief at 8:25 PM on March 27, 2016 [3 favorites]


Part 1 of the watch video was a bit underwhelming, but part 2 more than makes up for it.
posted by teraflop at 8:26 PM on March 27, 2016


"For extra content of today, we have...spider."

Love this.
posted by rhizome at 8:37 PM on March 27, 2016 [3 favorites]


After he did the bunny, I totally wanted to peel the foil off the bed.
posted by aubilenon at 8:51 PM on March 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


What would happen if it tried to crush a Red Hot Nickle Ball?
posted by FallowKing at 9:08 PM on March 27, 2016 [9 favorites]


This guy had only a few hundred subscribers and hardly any views until two weeks ago when one of his videos was posted on Reddit, and the site fell in love with him. He's blown up to over a quarter million subscribers in like fourteen days, which is really impressive.
posted by Rhomboid at 9:23 PM on March 27, 2016 [4 favorites]


I hope he can take the pressure.
posted by Dr Dracator at 10:03 PM on March 27, 2016 [15 favorites]


So... What is the actual purpose of this type of press?
posted by primethyme at 10:03 PM on March 27, 2016 [2 favorites]


It would probably be used to press-fit things in a machine shop, e.g. bearing housings, inserts, ... anything that you want to stay permanently or semi-permanently without using a fastener.

Although it does seem rather overpowered for those uses. I suppose it could also be used in cutting and forming processes.
posted by Rhomboid at 10:28 PM on March 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


After he did the bunny, I totally wanted to peel the foil off the bed.

He should have taken a picture of it to make t-shirts.
posted by rhizome at 10:29 PM on March 27, 2016 [1 favorite]


This guy had only a few hundred subscribers and hardly any views until two weeks ago when one of his videos was posted on Reddit, and the site fell in love with him. He's blown up to over a quarter million subscribers in like fourteen days, which is really impressive.

Yea. Dude got a silver play button in like 24 hours. That's ridiculous. Has that even happened before?
posted by emptythought at 10:51 PM on March 27, 2016


Cellulose has been deformed plastically ...

Fascinating. I was wondering just the other day if it would make sense to pelletize scrap paper like they do with wood, and what the fuel value of paper pellets would be.
posted by Bruce H. at 10:55 PM on March 27, 2016


This was always one of my favorite David Letterman bits.
posted by Atom Eyes at 11:51 PM on March 27, 2016 [5 favorites]


Hiis äksent is Finnish, btw, and of the variety we call rally English, although personally I call it "the way my dad speaks". It is a thing of beauty. (previously)

Also, now I want a hydraulic press. I just realized that I'm surrounded by things that need squashing.
posted by sively at 3:54 AM on March 28, 2016 [7 favorites]


He will expand - alreday ordered largest possible jaw breaker.
posted by korpe4r at 4:52 AM on March 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


But, can you crush a hydraulic press in a hydraulic press?
posted by Thorzdad at 5:01 AM on March 28, 2016


He's on it.
posted by Rhomboid at 5:10 AM on March 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


Pretty much everything is Vaht da fahk! once you get into plastic deformation, something a hydraulic press is ideally suited to.

Other fun things previously mentioned: Hydraulic tiles, The Fifty.

Yeah, if The Internet really loved him, they'd book him some time on The Fifty. It makes metal flow like water.
posted by scruss at 5:51 AM on March 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


i don't think i've ever subscribed to something on youtube until today

something about the sheer amount of joy they take in this is infectious
posted by indubitable at 6:17 AM on March 28, 2016 [2 favorites]


Reminds me of the old days when David Letterman would drop stuff off a five-story building.
posted by The Underpants Monster at 7:01 AM on March 28, 2016


Hydraulic presses are also used for broaching keyways in machine parts. Demonstrated by Adam Booth.
posted by rustcrumb at 7:17 AM on March 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


It's awesome watching plastics liquefy.

And that keyway cutting video was the best of all of them once I figured out what was going on.
posted by GuyZero at 7:51 AM on March 28, 2016


dirigibleman: "WTF happened to that piece of paper in video 6?

It some kind of exploded (some possibly correct speculation here).

Also, DON'T PUT YOUR FINGERS IN THE FUCKING PRESS HOLY SHIT DUDE
"

Came here to scream about this as well. Let me hold this paper. Press descends. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
posted by Splunge at 8:55 AM on March 28, 2016 [1 favorite]


These videos are great and the broaching video is great.
posted by kiltedtaco at 9:08 PM on March 28, 2016


oh jeez the Barbie one is grisly af
posted by rifflesby at 11:34 PM on March 29, 2016


sively: "Hiis äksent is Finnish, btw, and of the variety we call rally English, although personally I call it "the way my dad speaks"."

I find it curiously reminiscent of the accent of Archer's dad.
posted by Chrysostom at 2:05 PM on March 30, 2016


de popple wrep
posted by DoctorFedora at 9:02 PM on April 8, 2016


The amazing success of this channel has spawned numerous copycat channels that press stuff. Here are just a few: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. I mean, I guess it's only natural seeing how fast the original channel grew, but damn. They're not even trying to hide the fact that they're all blatant ripoffs.
posted by Rhomboid at 9:41 AM on April 10, 2016




This channel is the best channel: as Atom Eyes mentions, it feels very Letterman-esque, but then there's the sheer dangerous factor (they only get some sort of screen after the hockey puck exploded on them. Then a glorious sign off: "That's all for today. Thank you for watching, and have a nice day." Think I may change my work signature to that.

"Extra content for today" is gets me every time. He seems so delighted when crushing spider or lamb or snakes.
posted by fifteen schnitzengruben is my limit at 6:26 PM on April 23, 2016 [1 favorite]


And crushing a dictionary, with a (predictable) result. (The energy available in cellulose is substantial; which we know because of, um, wood fires.)
posted by Ivan Fyodorovich at 6:05 PM on April 27, 2016


I love it. "The crocodile is already eating somebody."
posted by rhizome at 6:35 PM on April 27, 2016


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