This guy hand-forged his own wedding ring. OUT OF A METEORITE.

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.

All captions by laporkenstein

This guy hand-forged his own wedding ring. OUT OF A METEORITE.S

Cutting the meteorite with bandsaw

This guy hand-forged his own wedding ring. OUT OF A METEORITE.S

The original chunk, showing how it's solid metal

This guy hand-forged his own wedding ring. OUT OF A METEORITE.S

Meteorite chunk being heated

This guy hand-forged his own wedding ring. OUT OF A METEORITE.S

Meteorite after having been drawn out into bar

This guy hand-forged his own wedding ring. OUT OF A METEORITE.S

Sandwich of metal slices after having been tack welded

This guy hand-forged his own wedding ring. OUT OF A METEORITE.S

Hammering

This guy hand-forged his own wedding ring. OUT OF A METEORITE.S

The heated bar to be wrapped around mandrel

This guy hand-forged his own wedding ring. OUT OF A METEORITE.S

Hell yeah, look at that! (Losing heat after being wrapped around mandrel)

This guy hand-forged his own wedding ring. OUT OF A METEORITE.S

Compressing the ring to fit tight (not easy)

This guy hand-forged his own wedding ring. OUT OF A METEORITE.S

The final stage before etching

This guy hand-forged his own wedding ring. OUT OF A METEORITE.S

Final ring after etching and patina

[via reddit]