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Upcoming Forged in Fire pinball episode


By mcclad

42 days ago



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    #1 42 days ago

    Next week on the upcoming episode of Forged in Fire, the contestants have to forge a blade out of parts harvested from a vintage pinball machine. If anyone is not familiar with this show, it is a knife making competition between 4 blacksmiths to make the best weapon possible, oftentimes out of common items like old tools, or car parts. It will be interesting to see what they will choose as usable steel to forge a blade with, taken out of a pinball machine. It will be on Wednesday 3/13/19 at 9:00 pm.

    #2 42 days ago

    Sounds badass! Love that show. You could probably forge a blade out of the balls...or maybe the legs?

    #3 42 days ago
    Quoted from TKDalumni:

    Sounds badass! Love that show. You could probably forge a blade out of the balls...or maybe the legs?

    Should just be all the steel pieces right? And then they meld those down?
    That show is addictive for sure.

    #4 42 days ago
    Quoted from mcclad:

    Wednesday 3/13/19 at 9:00 pm.

    What network?

    #6 42 days ago

    Sorry. Should have mentioned that.

    #7 42 days ago

    I might have guessed, what with the theme/topic of a show dealing with blacksmithing.
    I am thinking that a push/pull slide coin mech from a late 40s early 50s pin might make for a good decoration on the hilt.
    Also a pop bumper ring, as a guard for the handle.
    Or maybe some type of switchblade out of zipper flipper mech.

    #8 42 days ago
    Quoted from pinwiztom:

    I might have guessed, what with the theme/topic of a show dealing with blacksmithing.

    WEll it could have also been Discovery, that invented the "master of arms" rip off show

    #9 42 days ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    WEll it could have also been Discovery, that invented the "master of arms" rip off show

    Yeah I don’t care for that one at all :-/

    #10 42 days ago

    It's an awesome show watch it all the time

    #11 42 days ago

    It's a cool show, however.....

    I'm really surprised no one has chimed in yet, raising the pitchforks, yelling you can't destroy a pinball machine.

    #12 42 days ago
    Quoted from GLSP3022:

    It's a cool show, however.....
    I'm really surprised no one has chimed in yet, raising the pitchforks, yelling you can't destroy a pinball machine.

    I volunteer as tribute? Some of those parts are bloody hard to find. Especially pre 60's non-Gottlieb. Watch them melt down a bunch of endcap style Gottlieb lockdown bars and I might start a war.. : P

    #13 42 days ago

    I'm guessing they will use a lockdown bar or leg

    #14 42 days ago
    Quoted from snakesnsparklers:

    I'm guessing they will use a lockdown bar or leg

    Logically these make the most sense, due to volume of material. Not very thrilling to watch though, I would think. Sadly, to do anything more interesting would require cannibalizing smaller parts. Wanna see someone take coils and do a copper inlay into a cabinet-body plywood hilt?

    #15 42 days ago

    Legs metal might not be hard enough. Might have to use balls for hard metal and mix in leg metal or lockdown for the handle

    #16 42 days ago
    Quoted from TKDalumni:

    Sounds badass! Love that show. You could probably forge a blade out of the balls...or maybe the legs?

    I'm pretty sure I've watched an episode where they used ball bearings. It is a surprisingly interesting show.

    #17 42 days ago

    Definitely going to be some canister Damascus going on.

    Springs and balls.

    Love this show.... to test the blades it looks like they made a giant pinball machine and they launch balls in to the blades to see if they break

    #19 39 days ago

    Looks like a GTB Sunset is going to be used as parts machine,
    then they maybe making a Hercules sized pin to test the blades?

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    #20 31 days ago

    Watching it now...great show. I like hiw the host is playing the pinball in the beginning....he says "I love pinball"...now destroy this vintage one to make knives. Lol should be fun even though I an cringing right now as they tear into it. At least the cabinet it void of any artwork...

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    #21 31 days ago

    Lol...they welded solid rod for legs so the guys could make knives...didnt even use real pinball parts
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    #22 31 days ago
    Quoted from cosmokramer:

    Lol...they welded solid rod for legs so the guys could make knives...didnt eve use real pinball parts[quoted image]

    Noticed that...They had think solid metal 'rails' on the playfield too, non if it original to the pinball. Pretty cool non the less.

    #23 31 days ago

    Just 5-minutes in on-demand, yeah, totally kayfabe with a machine doped with appropriate metal shapes and parts, lol...

    Never watched this before, is that the norm for this show, just shove metal parts to be used into some random device?

    I'm tuning out...

    #24 31 days ago
    Quoted from HighVoltage:

    Just 5-minutes in on-demand, yeah, totally kayfabe with a machine doped with appropriate metal shapes and parts, lol...
    Never watched this before, is that the norm for this show, just shove metal parts to be used into some random device?
    I'm tuning out...

    Nope, it is a great show. Usually car springs, ect. This was an unusual gimmick.

    #25 30 days ago
    Quoted from cosmokramer:

    Lol...they welded solid rod for legs so the guys could make knives...didnt eve use real pinball parts[quoted image]

    I was kind of disappointed. It was a cop-out. Machines don't have legs like that. Whats the point of using an object for metal, if you add metal to it so it can be used? I was thinking they could use coil plungers, or stuff like that. If they need to harvest metal from a lawn mower, they use the blade, or if its a bike they use the chain. On the pinball they used nothing from the actual machine.

    #26 30 days ago
    Quoted from cosmokramer:

    Lol...they welded solid rod for legs so the guys could make knives...didnt even use real pinball parts
    [quoted image]

    I like the show, but that's pretty lame. Perhaps they were making something large that required more "good" steel than otherwise available on a pinball machine?

    #27 30 days ago
    Quoted from mcluvin:

    I like the show, but that's pretty lame. Perhaps they were making something large that required more "good" steel than otherwise available on a pinball machine?

    Theres not a lot of "good" metal in a pin. its mostly soft metal. no need for large pieces of hardened metal

    #28 30 days ago

    should have made them use balls

    #29 30 days ago
    Quoted from BorgDog:

    should have made them use balls

    That's what I was thinking... they would use balls as the hard metal, and maybe use some soft metal for the spine of the blade. springs would also have been hardenable metal, but not much mass of springs in a machine.

    #30 30 days ago

    I'd have thought the balls would be fair game. At least they didn't destroy an Appollo 13 for the sake of keeping it real.

    #31 30 days ago

    I thought the episode was entertaining and they even went to the trouble of creating a giant sized replica for one of the strength tests. The legs and rails being solid bars of steel was pretty hokey though :-/

    #32 29 days ago

    Yup....love the show and I was excited to see the pinball connection, but planting usable steel around the machine was a bit of a cop out (what’s the point??). I thought they’d be fighting over the balls and maybe the lock down bar... or maybe making canister Damascus using springs and switch leaves and such. And why was the cabinet painted white? It must have been trashed, or maybe the Gtb logo was too prominent.

    Anyway, still enjoying this show but sadly this was not their best episode. Those barbarian swords looked pretty cool, though.

    #33 29 days ago

    Good show....disappointing episode.

    #34 29 days ago

    Wasn’t interested enough to make it through the episode. Got boring really quick when they started using metal that wasn’t part of the game.

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    #35 21 days ago

    Any time you get publicity for pinball on a popular TV show it's a good thing. Pinball needs it. 99.9% of the people watching didn't pick up on them switching leg material anyway, they probably wanted to go with the concept but realized the metal on the machine wasn't going to do the job.

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