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  • colinfurze
    colinfurze  5 months ago +4127

    So does it look hard or easy, faster or slower than you imagined. Also if I do another video like this give me some subjects to talk about, don’t have to be related to tunnelling, anything.

    • Grand Menhir
      Grand Menhir 2 days ago

      It actually looks way easier than what I thought, and also more satisfying ahah
      After all it's all about getting your hands on the right tool, and get enough free time to let it dig ^^

    • Zeto Boogaloo
      Zeto Boogaloo 14 days ago

      Well if you patented it and started selling it as a project for soft mining you would make a lot of money. I could see this being a very cheap and user-friendly way for miners to be both safe and efficient.

    • Scissortail Smallhold
      Scissortail Smallhold  2 months ago

      Cost of materials and equipment. Disposal of soil, any interactions with authorities.

    • Daniel Struis
      Daniel Struis 2 months ago

      I bet a lot of other viewers really want to start a project like this in their own back garden.
      Could you maybe tell us something about the pitfalls you had ? It all looks like its going very smoothly, too smoothly!
      And of course, would you do anything differently the next time around ?

    • Chavka24
      Chavka24 3 months ago

      I can imagine the pain, as recently i have been making a several holes in pure reinforced concrete, due to renovation work in my new house. Took me days !

  • 10th Generation Dairyman
    10th Generation Dairyman 5 months ago +1201

    Editing makes work look so much easier and faster paced than reality. Keep up the good work Colin!

    • Repent and believe in Jesus Christ
      Repent and believe in Jesus Christ  5 months ago

      Repent to Jesus Christ
      “For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.”
      ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭100:5‬ ‭NIV‬‬

    • Spike20101000
      Spike20101000 5 months ago

      I assumed it would be this slow, but honestly outside the hard stuff, would have thought taking a pick to the soft stuff would be 10x quicker all round.

    • Coffee Coder YT
      Coffee Coder YT 5 months ago

      I remember you.

    • Coffee Coder YT
      Coffee Coder YT 5 months ago

      WAIT A MINUTE. aren't you the guy with the cow poop machine that self cleans?

    • Kel Vaughan
      Kel Vaughan 5 months ago

      At this pace, I'm amazed how much you've done

  • Dale Gray
    Dale Gray 5 months ago +576

    I spent two years hand digging a basement under my 1917 farmhouse. I then learned concrete work, framing, electrical, and plumbing. Now the basement has a theater, my company's office, my son's bedroom, laundry room, workshop, and a secret passage. I matched the trimwork to that of the original house. It took years, but it was something better to do with my time than watch TV, that is for sure!

    • Grand Menhir
      Grand Menhir 2 days ago

      Who's still watching TV in 2022 lol, nobody

    • CaturLifeLive
      CaturLifeLive 2 months ago


    • Ma B
      Ma B 2 months ago +1

      People actually believe you...

    • skittlekid1
      skittlekid1 3 months ago

      Should’ve posted it

    • KP Delaney
      KP Delaney 4 months ago +2

      Please upload a video tour to your channel! I’d love to see it. Tunnels are so cool

  • 2H80vids
    2H80vids 5 months ago +218

    The thing that surprised me the most was how quiet it is down there. I had imagined more digging noises and the sounds of hard, heavy work. Using hydraulics certainly keeps the noise down, which should keep the neighbours happy.👍😁

    • Ten Thousand Locusts
      Ten Thousand Locusts Day ago

      @Ollie Holden ever heard of vibrations? You know, the thing sound's MADE OF?

    • Ollie Holden
      Ollie Holden 2 months ago

      How are you going to hear digging through 10/5 or even 3 foot of solid ground?

    • 2dronetek2
      2dronetek2 5 months ago +38

      That's why the one neighbor who did the tunnel tour was so shocked because the whole process is extremely quiet. Time to consider tunneling up into a bank vault, lol

  • serdy ximi
    serdy ximi 5 months ago +198

    The most amazing part of this series has been the fact that Colin never invented a tunnel boring machine.

    • Brick_ Boy08
      Brick_ Boy08 2 months ago

      @Skullkiril you good sir are funny

    • Skullkiril
      Skullkiril 2 months ago +1

      Colin can't make a tunnel boring machine. Because it is never boring when he is making his tunnel.

    • phenomanII
      phenomanII 4 months ago

      Or at least built some kind of a small movable backhoe, considering the fact he's already using a hydraulic piston.

    • igorsetsfire
      igorsetsfire 4 months ago +1

      @Brick_ Boy08 Hey man :) Gek genoeg maak ik dit niet al te vaak mee. Haha. (Ik volg geen Nederlandse Clip-Share mensen, en geen Nederlandstalige dingen eigenlijk.. Niet genoeg kwaliteit qua content, denk. (Of 't irriteert me sneller als mensen halfbakken proberen een script op te lezen, misschien ;)). Maar leuke verrassing wel, dus.
      Je bent ook een van de weinige commenters met eigen video's, trouwens. Meeste mensen op wie ik doorklik hebben een kanaal met 0 videos, geen playlists, etc. Tikkie verdacht toch.. Hoewel dat bij mij precies tzelfde is.. :))

    • Brick_ Boy08
      Brick_ Boy08 4 months ago +1

      @igorsetsfire hello fellow Nederlander

  • darthbuzz
    darthbuzz 5 months ago +117

    Quick questions Colin:- 1] Where does all the rubble go? Have you thought of a rockery rock side business?
    2] Have you or your crew had and minor or major injuries? Do you have steel toe caps?
    3] Have you noticed your self getting more muscular?

    • darthbuzz
      darthbuzz 2 days ago

      @Grand Menhir Lmaoo, nice. And what questions would you ask him then sh*t for brains? Oh yeah, that's right, you don't have any. It seems Colin didn't think so because he answered 1 of them in the next video. Oh, and 117 like as of your crap comment. Let's see how many likes you get in 5 months.

    • Grand Menhir
      Grand Menhir 2 days ago

      All of your questions are stupid lmaoo

    • Ben Mordecai
      Ben Mordecai 2 months ago

      He just keeps it all in a shulker box

    • darthbuzz
      darthbuzz 2 months ago

      We actually got a 'where does all the crap go' answer. WOOHOO!

    • darthbuzz
      darthbuzz 2 months ago

      @dave h lol

  • The Spiffing Brit
    The Spiffing Brit 5 months ago +6416

    Colin you are going to be the strongest man in the UK after this...

    • Skullkiril
      Skullkiril 2 months ago

      I imagine you popped the zipper on your denim when you say his pantry before he dug it out.

    • Blb reptiles
      Blb reptiles 2 months ago

      Eddie hall disagrees

    • GoldHoney9
      GoldHoney9 3 months ago

      You could make an exploit to make this instant.

    • Static Builds
      Static Builds 4 months ago

      Not that hard. There is not too much competition

    • GD 3D
      GD 3D 5 months ago


  • Tiago Ferreira
    Tiago Ferreira 5 months ago +173

    I can't lie, it gave me chills every time you crouched with all those loose rocks over your head. Not the most comfortable or stylish item but a helmet would be nice for your safety. Keep up with that amazing job! :)

    • Matthew Noyes
      Matthew Noyes 14 days ago

      Please for God sake Colin put a helmet on hahaha

    • OriginalWarfare
      OriginalWarfare 2 months ago

      He was rather fortunate that it was like hard clay and broke in small pieces

    • James K
      James K 4 months ago


    • Tru #MMT 💰
      Tru #MMT 💰 4 months ago +2

      I seen one fall 2 second after he picked his head up thats luck

    • Brent Parks
      Brent Parks 5 months ago +7

      Yeah, I have to agree! I cringed every time he bent down to load a bucket.

  • Dogleg
    Dogleg 5 months ago +94

    I wonder how many "secret" tunnels have been inspired since you started this series? It's something that I have always wanted to do but living so close to the water table is isn't possible without major engineering or perhaps a pump running 24/7 to keep the water out while the concrete cures...

    • Ghost
      Ghost 4 months ago

      I'll be a digging a tunnel to escape my grave

    • Morgan Shane
      Morgan Shane 4 months ago

      @Gary_F 🤣🤣

    • Gramursow An Faborden
      Gramursow An Faborden 5 months ago

      @John Bastion in west Cornwall, the Welsh valleys and the Black Country near Birmingham this has already been the case for hundreds of years due to mining operations. there is also countless secret and formerly secret bunkers under the streets of major cities, many of which interconnect. they have been used for all sorts of things, in Cornwall in particular these old tunnels formed a vast underground support network for smugglers and outlaws.
      check out Turbo Conquering Mega Eagle's underground workshop series, he's trying to dig a tunnel in the fens, which is more typical of how difficult it would be to do such a thing in Britain. Colin lucked out with his geography, ground in the UK is almost never that dry.

    • Gary_F
      Gary_F 5 months ago +18

      @John Bastion What an interesting thought. I don't want to miss out on that. "Wife! Wife! Fetch me my shovel. We must dig for our future!" 🤣
      6 months later...
      CRASH! "Oh hello neighbour. I didn't realise you were digging down here too. You've been as quiet as Colin Furze digging his. Did he inspire you too?"

    • John Bastion
      John Bastion 5 months ago +17

      I imagine Britain is just now filled with secret tunnels and later in the future, all these tunnels will connect into one giant underground civilization... Under Britain.

  • Blake Carey
    Blake Carey 5 months ago +33

    Since the digging of the tunnel is supposed to be relatively low-profile, I was wondering how you dispose of or move all that displace earth?

    • Stevie Wonder
      Stevie Wonder Month ago

      @Klaus Schwab Ha yes. It's from a British comedy programme called Porridge, which is set in a prison. Some of the prisoners get caught digging a tunnel to escape. After being caught one of the prison guards keeps asking one of the prisoners what they did to dispose of the soil. The prisoner finally relents and says...'if you give me a bottle of whiskey I will tell you'...later the guard hands him his bottle of whiskey and says...'ok how did you dispose of the soil'....and the prisoner replies....'we dug another tunnel and put it in there'.

    • Klaus Schwab
      Klaus Schwab Month ago

      @Stevie Wonder And where does he put the rubble from that tunnel? And dont tell me its another tunnel.

    • Stevie Wonder
      Stevie Wonder 2 months ago +1

      He digs another tunnel and puts it in there.

    • James Walkington
      James Walkington 4 months ago +2

      @strong_voice_of_truth shawshank vibes

    • strong_voice_of_truth
      strong_voice_of_truth 5 months ago +62

      He puts it in socks accessible by his pants pockets and releases it little by little out his pants legs as he walks around the neighborhood.

  • McGilla Gorilla
    McGilla Gorilla 2 months ago +2

    It's surprisingly quiet.
    I imagine it makes good think time!
    Simply fantastic work with this whole project, by the way!

  • Sans Deltarune
    Sans Deltarune 5 months ago +3740

    When the Minecraft Clip-Sharer doesn't do the mining off camera

    • Bester Lehrer
      Bester Lehrer 4 months ago


    • InertIA
      InertIA 5 months ago

      This man needs some gun-powder and some sand.

    • Sans Deltarune
      Sans Deltarune 5 months ago

      @Secret Agent Randy Beans there's a lot that are good (not dream), I mostly watch technical ones like ilmango

    • Secret Agent Randy Beans
      Secret Agent Randy Beans 5 months ago

      You telling me you watch Minecraft youtubers?

    • Mike F
      Mike F 5 months ago

      Everyone knows doing the mining off camera meant spawning shit in

  • VoidPerfect
    VoidPerfect 5 months ago +91

    actually this is bridging on the ASMR territory for me... the sounds of the rocks and chunkies falling is kinda nice!
    that and Colin just having fun doing this just has some good vibes to it

    • Mreeper 25
      Mreeper 25 4 months ago

      @Siberius Wolf i hate both

    • Siberius Wolf
      Siberius Wolf 4 months ago

      ​@Mreeper 25 - Would you like to elaborate?
      Personally I very much dislike the "M" part of ASMR (meridian).
      Also the "autonomous" part is confusing me.
      Though it seems there's no shortage of people who enjoy their ASMR, hating the term "ASMR" lol.

    • Mreeper 25
      Mreeper 25 5 months ago

      the "word" ASMR is garbage

    • Dan
      Dan 5 months ago +1

      I was going to comment the same thing, this is like unintentional ASMR. The rocks falling, the hydraulics humming and colins little bits of talking .. so relaxing 😌

  • Dutch_bastard_23
    Dutch_bastard_23 5 months ago +20

    I love how he talks in himself to all the materials and tools around him. My father does the exact same whenever he fixes smth

    • Grand Menhir
      Grand Menhir 2 days ago

      Bro, he doesn''t talk in himself, he talks because he's filming himself for the millions of people who will watch his video. Don't be that naïve

    • Phil McCracken
      Phil McCracken 5 months ago +2

      Yeah I totally talk to myself when working or doing actually anything, lol

  • Amos Pressley
    Amos Pressley 5 months ago +9

    I used to be a plumber, so I have spent a lot of quality time with shovels, picks, pinch bars and the like. That hydraulic gadget was amazing! Something I have never done. I was expecting hammer drills and all that, but the tool you have seems to be effective, and a lot easier and quieter than a hammer drill.
    Very satisfying to watch!

  • joshs199
    joshs199 2 months ago +2

    Okay WOW. The patience and mental fortitude it takes to build these tunnels is on another level.

  • Butacup Pucatub
    Butacup Pucatub 4 months ago +2

    This is the asmr I didn’t know I needed! This was so relaxing. I watched twice 🥰🧡🥰🧡 Thank you for making such quality content for us all! ⚒️🧰⚙️🪛🚧

  • Brian Jackson
    Brian Jackson 5 months ago +1

    Two questions:
    1) Have any of the bucket handles broken when winching them out? They have taken some wear!
    2) How much has your electricity usage increased since starting this dig?

  • Vinny Vidi Vintage!
    Vinny Vidi Vintage! 5 months ago +2

    So much work and so much time! Love this series and am enjoying the journey!

  • Gary Moncrieff
    Gary Moncrieff 5 months ago +1

    Colin, this is a great series, well done. I've got a suggestion, when you get to front of garden maybe don't just do the car lift but also a small underground garage for your drift trikes etc.

  • my mechanics
    my mechanics 5 months ago +128

    Perfect ASMR tunnel digging video!

    • Reece Diesel
      Reece Diesel 5 months ago

      @Spiffyman 30 agree with you there

    • TimmyTheSnail
      TimmyTheSnail 5 months ago

      @Alex Knight the perfect line 😂😂

    • Spiffyman 30
      Spiffyman 30 5 months ago +2

      @Barry Gwilliam AMSR looks the same to me lol. If you have the right letters and start with an A I think you'll be good.

    • Alex Knight
      Alex Knight 5 months ago +9

      Not enough rooms in your house? “I make new one!”

    • Barry Gwilliam
      Barry Gwilliam 5 months ago +3

      Exactly what I was thinking. But being dyslexic I couldn't remember the order of the letters, so didn't comment it lol

  • Alden Doble
    Alden Doble 5 months ago +4

    Thank you for uploading this. I'm sure it really helped the impatient people understand why it takes you so long to upload a tunnel video. I always knew it would be so slow and backbreaking, which is why I was always so surprised at how energetic and fast paced your videos seemed 😅 atleast everyone can now finally understand that this is not a quick and easy job.

  • OteeseDreeftwood
    OteeseDreeftwood 5 months ago +3

    As someone who lives about 2” above sea level, this whole series just makes me envious

  • Henry Lezaich
    Henry Lezaich 5 months ago +1

    I'd love to see you Livestream a couple hours of this so you can chat with us while you dig

  • T II
    T II 5 months ago +2

    Thanks for the real time!
    In TL, the ground seems so much harder. Now I see it's very clay-like.
    Excellent videos! Been subscribed for quite a while now.
    Keep em' coming.

  • DarkSta77
    DarkSta77 5 months ago +252

    The most amazing part of this series has been the fact that Colin never invented a tunnel boring machine.

    • StrangeTerror
      StrangeTerror 5 months ago

      I think you're all missing the reality of this channel, it's not about practicality. Making a relatively micro version of the ones they use in Switzerland would just be cool. That's what its all about. Obviously it isn't practical, but sounds and stuff isn't the issue. You all seem to be thinking of excavators and stuff. I'm talking about an actual boring machine that's basically a tube with a cutter head on the end, conveyor out the back, worm drive to keep it pushing against the face of the rock, and a gap to put concrete slabs against the walls as it cuts. Obviously for something like digging the vents the steel tube he uses is way faster and more practical. Not to mention the conveyors and the reinforcement wouldn't be neccesary. And trying to do that at a small scale is pointless. Let it dig the vent then side a pvc pipe in the hole. Job done.
      Still, it's obviously not practical but neither was the ripsaw tire or the screw driven "tank" thing.
      Quick edit: keep in mind this would likely be electrically driven. So you would have the sound of electric motors, and rocks falling. He's already making more noise than that.

    • Gary Stinten
      Gary Stinten 5 months ago

      Im surprised he didn't repurpose his corkscrew tank wheels for the job.. they were made to move through mud..

    • Omar Al-Helew
      Omar Al-Helew 5 months ago +3

      Lol yeah, but I think its not practical for such a small space. It's like brushing your teeth with a broom, sure it works, but maneuvering it would be a nightmare.

    • David L
      David L 5 months ago

      Beat me to it, I was about to say that.

    • Hazards
      Hazards 5 months ago +1

      But finally a boring tunnel video

  • kooleR
    kooleR 5 months ago +1

    Filling the buckets must be a puzzle game of your life haha. Great work, thank you for the raw content and keep digging! And gotta say.. stay safe when you bend down for the rocks.. some may fall on your back!

  • xelaschwabby2012
    xelaschwabby2012 5 months ago +1

    Thank you for putting the work in! More like this please! :D

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    Aartine 5 months ago +23

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  • John Windess
    John Windess 5 months ago +1

    Loved watching this and i never thought it was easy bud, keep up the good work and how you can know what its like for use openreach guys down in dark wet dirty holes lol, cant wait to see more and as i said keep up the good work and stay safe

  • MagicMurlo
    MagicMurlo 5 months ago +354

    He should do a two hour live stream. He could answer questions, interact, have a wee bit of fun.

    • Daniel Neumeister
      Daniel Neumeister 5 months ago +3

      Colin needs to see this comments!

    • Youtube sucks now
      Youtube sucks now 5 months ago +3

      He should do a charity live stream where he has to use a pickaxe for it all

    • Mike Cochrane
      Mike Cochrane 5 months ago +3

      @Another Neko or just use the extra Long cable directly

    • Martin Cantrill
      Martin Cantrill 5 months ago +4

      Colin how about 24hour live streaming or pay per view ?? Or even subscribers digging for you for free merch as payment. Sign me up for a couple of hours 👍

    • Brian
      Brian 5 months ago +1

      that would cut down on editing time, for sure!

  • s2t4i6n9e
    s2t4i6n9e 5 months ago +1

    This is my favorite Colin Furze video yet, even with the unnecessary time compression near the end. You should upload all of your tunneling videos like this as a separate Slow TV series.

  • Grand Menhir
    Grand Menhir 2 days ago +2

    That actually looks way easier than what I thought lol

  • Umbreon the protogen
    Umbreon the protogen 5 months ago +1

    I have never understood why it is so interesting to watch you build this tunnel but I love it and I love the content that you make

  • koiun dwrru
    koiun dwrru 5 months ago

    I love how he talks in himself to all the materials and tools around him. My father does the exact same whenever he fixes smth

  • Draginson Draconis
    Draginson Draconis 5 months ago +1

    It’s satisfying to watch how u dig please make more of these videos!

  • Andi Stevens
    Andi Stevens 5 months ago +2

    Mate I love the safety sneakers and especially the safety squint, we are in Australia so keep digging and see you soon, I'll have a beer ready for you guys and some new laundry buckets! Do the handles ever let go whilst full of tunnel material??

  • Peter Müller
    Peter Müller 5 months ago

    what an effort the while project is-seeing it in real time gives an idea of how much work you had with digging the tunnel

  • Jayden Lawson
    Jayden Lawson 5 months ago +1

    Would love to see your other creative-style projects again

  • Chris
    Chris 5 months ago +102

    this would be the perfect set for a livestream. just do some digging and answer questions inbetween.

    • Laura Fox
      Laura Fox 5 months ago


    • Daniel Tekmyster
      Daniel Tekmyster 5 months ago

      a 24x7 livestream on a new channel lol

    • Darkmann
      Darkmann 5 months ago

      Yep. Up up up this comment

    • Caleb Stade
      Caleb Stade 5 months ago +6

      I second the live stream idea. That would be awesome.

  • T II
    T II 5 months ago

    I watched the entire episode, without fast forward.
    Your TL makes it look so easy, ( relatively speaking).
    My new choice is, TL, for the remaining project, and REAL TIME for the last 15 seconds of the project.
    Everything you've done is BRILLIANT!
    You're an exceptionally intelligent person and your wife HAS to be the most patient and considerate person on this planet!
    We are looking forward to the end project as well as your next!
    Brilliantly executed!
    US 9:27pm EST

  • St. Michael the Archangel

    This is amazing. Very satisfying to see the chunks of rock and dirt come loose!

  • Argh JayEm
    Argh JayEm 5 months ago +1

    Appreciate you doing a video like this. All too often the magic of editing makes things seem very easy when in reality a lot of work and effort goes into things that most don’t see. Same with film making, the hours of effort go unnoticed because the finished project is all most care about (although the LOTR DVD extras on the extended versions have helped dispel some myths and mystery surrounding film making)! 😂

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    HughsReviews 3 months ago +3


  • John Pattillo
    John Pattillo 5 months ago +247

    The length of tunnel you’ve dug with this method is astounding

    • Kaptein 🅥
      Kaptein 🅥 5 months ago +5

      @Thomas Levy Dynamite is for blasting rocks. Havent seen any big rocks so far

    • Thomas Levy
      Thomas Levy 5 months ago +3

      @A.S.J.G Yes. Dynamite would be a faster way to dig a tunnel. However, I doubt if his neighbors would like their pictures knocked off the walls and car alarms going off all day long! Ka-boom!

    • A.S.J.G
      A.S.J.G 5 months ago +16

      @Monkey Funk I think he chose this method for how quite it was, because he didn’t want his neighbours complaining

    • Monkey Funk
      Monkey Funk 5 months ago +6

      @Soundphile It would be FAR quicker to use equipment already on the market

    • Soundphile
      Soundphile 5 months ago +3

      he should get a patent and sell it as a private Tunnel digger device lol

  • nijuo joing
    nijuo joing 5 months ago +1

    this would be the perfect set for a livestream. just do some digging and answer questions inbetween.

  • Grant
    Grant 2 months ago

    Great stuff Colin, keep up the awesome work mate! It definitely looks way more time consuming than I thought. I can’t wait for the next video. 👍✅

  • Robert McDowell
    Robert McDowell 5 months ago +1

    I found if I press the right arrow key it's like my own time lapse effect. Got through the whole video in just a few minutes. Good work Colin.

  • Maten W.
    Maten W. 5 months ago

    I would love to watch a (live)stream of this while working on some uni-stuff :)

  • NoMoN
    NoMoN 5 months ago +165

    Dear Colin,
    I think I can speak for a lot of viewers when I say: Some of us keep pestering you about videos, not to accuse you of slackery, but just because we enjoy your content so bloody much!
    We know this is hard work, keep it up, keep working cleanly, we're looking forward to any updates 😘

    • P andesal
      P andesal 5 months ago

      One and only tunnel digging asmr on youtube(probably)

    • Barry Gwilliam
      Barry Gwilliam 5 months ago

      Here here 👍

    • EngineeringVision
      EngineeringVision 5 months ago

      People with underground tunnels and bunkers of their own are of course free to accuse him of being lazy*.
      * video evidence required

    • MontyIsGoat
      MontyIsGoat 5 months ago +2

      Well said sir

  • Eve engineer
    Eve engineer 22 days ago +1

    The tunneling looks easier than I imagined but the progress looks slower than I thought. Have you thought about putting a tarp laid out on the ground next to the wall you're mining? To catch all the small chunks so you don't have to shovel it all into buckets then move it. Instead you and your crew could just pick up the corners and move multiple buckets worth of rubble with one move.

  • Reub-topia
    Reub-topia 4 months ago +1

    This is cool and time consuming. I'd love to do this in my yard, but I fear the water table is too high to support it. I've watched all of the tunnel digging series, but haven't seen the answer to this (other than the shawshank reference, lol): What do you do with all rubble coming out?

    • GuitarNvoice
      GuitarNvoice 4 months ago

      I think i remember that he dumps it on a large piece of property that either he or a family member owns, presumably near the field he does some of his antics in.

  • Muhyiddin
    Muhyiddin 5 months ago +3

    With all the crazy vehicles Colin's made over the years, I'm surprised he hasn't made some sort of tunneling machine or robot, especially seeing how tedious and arduous this is. Perhaps some sort of mini hydraulic digger that he's constructed down their or in pieces.
    It could have a couple of different ends that work simultaneously. The chisel he already has and perhaps an inverted pincer that cleaves rocks apart after entering the gaps.
    I'm picturing something which is a cross between Sir Killalot from Robot Wars and a ride-on tracked loader.
    It can be ride-on or remote controlled.
    It can have a scoop at the bottom which can catch a lot of the rocks and funnel them into buckets or into custom carts.
    The carts can have casters on them and if he chucks some plywood down, he can just push them along. Perhaps more capacity than the buckets and less energy to carry.
    Considering how much tunnelling he's done, It could save quite a bit of time and make for loads of cool videos in the process.
    P.S. maybe he can design himself a funky hard hat in the meantime too.

  • Damase Caron
    Damase Caron 5 months ago

    I could watch this for hours... How have you not come up with some amazingly over-engineered tunnel digging conveyer belt system? Seems like that would have been a thing after the first 5 feet with all this work.

  • DasVERMiT
    DasVERMiT 5 months ago +7

    I gotta say, I'm very impressed by how strong those plastic buckets are.

  • Drew
    Drew 5 months ago +1

    That those stretchy buckets are still in tact after all of this is a testament to their quality. I'm pretty sure anything I bought off the shelves would have broken by now.

  • yogi mojo
    yogi mojo 5 months ago

    pretty cool vid thanks, it shows how slow the process is but what I took away is how effective that hydraulic chisel/ram thingamyjigger is, that is a pretty nifty bit of engineering. Things to talk about in the next vid would definitely include have you had your house valued since you turned it into the furze factory of fun and is your next mega fireworks project going to be a firework powered model jet that shoots even more fireworks while you stand on top and laugh like a maniac (might have to turn the safety tie up to 11 for that one)

  • Ross Lemon
    Ross Lemon 2 months ago +1

    Your dedication to keep this project as quiet as possible is unreal. In fact your dedication to the project in general is also unreal. Unreal and very inspiring.

  • Jonathan Michaud
    Jonathan Michaud Month ago

    Would enlarging the chisel improve digging speed? It really seems like the hydraulics is pushing through like butter, so a larger chisel seems like it would not be limited by a lack of pushing power?

  • Comicsluvr
    Comicsluvr 5 months ago +81

    I have to ask...where does all of the stone and dirt go once you get it up top? Do you truck it to a landfill? Building a castle in secret (another great project...)? Just curious.

    • Padlock Steve
      Padlock Steve 5 months ago +1

      he gives them to a dirt charity

    • QuietRiverBear
      QuietRiverBear 5 months ago

      @MattsAwesomeStuff to clarify, he is not hauling that much volume (measured in cubic meters) in the grand scheme of a construction project. He is not hauling a dump truck’s worth of subsoil out a day. Most any construction site that needs fill dirt, won’t notice his contribution. If they have to haul off themselves, they won’t want his waste soil.

    • MattsAwesomeStuff
      MattsAwesomeStuff 5 months ago +2

      @QuietRiverBear He is literally hauling tons a day. There were, what, 8 baskets? How much does each of those weigh? 80lbs? That's 640 lbs, in just 20 minutes of tunneling. In an hour of tunneling he'd have a ton.

    • Jacek Stankiewicz
      Jacek Stankiewicz 5 months ago

      When we were drilling our basement we just put all the rocks on a truck and drove it to a landfill

    • QuietRiverBear
      QuietRiverBear 5 months ago +1

      He’s more than charismatic enough to have located a contractor or two that ok with him dropping off a cubic meter or two for them to use a fill dirt for free on what ever job sites they have going at the moment. Perhaps even a farmer who’s filling in a hole. It’s not like he’s hauling tons a day.

  • Michael Naaktgeboren
    Michael Naaktgeboren 5 months ago

    Though not as enjoyable to watch as your usual videos, this gives a better perspective of just how much work you are doing and how long it takes! Thanks for all of the work you put into making such great videos--other than this one :)

  • Rekallism
    Rekallism 5 months ago +1

    I assume this is now a full time job for Colin, because I did wonder if his family missed him, but this is his office job, just 8 hours of digging. Can't stop watching, the moments of suspense with the rockery.

  • Warruwarru
    Warruwarru 5 months ago

    from someone who's been following the story of your tunnels for almost a year now I'm loving seeing these articles from the papers popping up trying to paint you in a different light. apparently just wanting to do something for the fun of it isn't enough these days, you have to have a reason, so they chose one for you... 'to avoid the rain' smh
    so maybe we can give them something else to write about, do you find the digging therapeutic? like say you're having a bad day, would the digging help you align your thoughts and figure things out as you dig? I find myself relating the process to when I'm playing a building game, like Minecraft. I know the build is going to take a long time and can be repetitive but the finished product will be worth it and the process is good for me to reflect.
    Either way, Thanks Colin for doing what you do, It inspires me to keep chasing my idea's that others think are outside the box

  • pyrosrockthisworld
    pyrosrockthisworld 5 months ago +1

    this seems much easier than id imagined, nice soft ground. almost need to get yourself a miners helmet

  • Arzen
    Arzen Day ago

    Best ASMR I've heard.

  • Steven Andres
    Steven Andres 5 months ago

    I'm curious to know what you have learned about tunneling and the way you decide where to set the hydro-press/pick(?) and other techniques. Also what are you doing with all the material coming out?

  • Judson Kelley
    Judson Kelley 5 months ago

    May be interesting to see a new tool (such as a shovel or the chisel) compared with the ones used for the whole project, just to show how much wear the tunneling had on them.

  • SuperParty94
    SuperParty94 5 months ago

    As a mining engineer, I have to say, I want to be like Colin when I grow up...

  • Michael
    Michael 5 months ago +335

    this is what we love to see. pure, raw, real, unadulterated, unfiltered, clean, honest, rightous, 100 percent, solid, sterling digging work

    • Michael
      Michael 5 months ago

      @Viktor Anderås thanks viktor

    • Michael
      Michael 5 months ago

      @Andydaseal thnak you andy

    • Michael
      Michael 5 months ago

      @2 Benders what is a cbc news

    • r smith
      r smith 5 months ago +1

      @2 Benders With trees sprouting and growing up through the middle of the car while it rusts!

    • GrrArg
      GrrArg 5 months ago +1

      @2 Benders Shhhh you'll start a new video trend and then we'll have 10yr long video clips being uploaded

  • Adam Bell
    Adam Bell 4 months ago +2

    This looks a lot harder and slower than I imagined. Makes you wonder how the heck those brits dug a tunnel under Stalag Luft III

    GRØNÅS 5 months ago

    I knew it would take a while, but it actually looks easier that I expected. Especially with the hydraulic pick thing you have there.

  • alistair bass
    alistair bass 3 months ago +1

    I'm really surprised with all the machines you have built you never built a mini digger for tunnelling

    GALENGODIS 5 months ago

    Would be nice to see a time lapse of digging, many days speed up in an hour or so. :)

  • ChefDano3
    ChefDano3 5 months ago +379

    Video Highlights:
    1:00 Let the digging begin!
    1:21 The Bucket Flip Fiasco
    1:36 The "Colin should probably wear a hard hat" moment.
    6:26 A nice big chunk.
    7:20 The changing of the 1st buckets
    7:30 The Great Glove Goofup
    10:40 Like smooooth butter!
    12:23 Try to get it all in one go
    16:47 Maybe the prybar will get it?
    19:00 Changing the 2nd buckets.
    19:23 An overabundance of angles.
    21:00 Colin struggles to stay quiet.
    23:27 Troubles with Tripods, and the advantages of gopro's
    24:32 Edited exception period
    25:09 Unedited resumes.
    25:24 WOOOOOOO YEAH BABY!! That's what we've been waiting for! That's what it's all about!
    27:00 Editing sneaks back in.

    • Rehoboth Farm
      Rehoboth Farm 5 months ago +1

      He doesn't look like a stickery plant to me. He does bloom constantly though. Yep. Furze.😉

    • jrbship
      jrbship 5 months ago

      7:50-9:00 What should be a Calvin Klein sponsorship

    • ManMang0
      ManMang0 5 months ago +1

      @M B I've got nothing to get over bud, I was just replying to someone, I'm glad your not mad, did you try some chamomile? 😆👍
      On his safety gear, I thought exactly the same thing quite early into this video, I have the feels any unrecorded stuff he may wear more gear xd

    • M B
      M B 5 months ago

      @pin Uncle Ted wouldn't approve of taking pills for a society so intolerable. 😉👍

    • M B
      M B 5 months ago

      @ManMang0 I ain't a kid mate. Why are you guys still going on about this? Guy should wear safety glasses before he loses an eye. I've seen eye injuries at work and they're not pretty. I made a thing is going to crush or sever his toes off carrying on barefoot.
      I'm not mad about this or you at all. I'm pretty well over it and you should be too.

  • Tau tology
    Tau tology 2 months ago

    this unedited video feels like colin is really really working hard… i mean the regular ones feels like he’s just fooling around but this is legit hardwork!

  • MrDispro
    MrDispro 5 months ago

    Hey Colin, you could try to modify the chisel on the rams head to make digging faster. if you weld an extra piece of metal about an inch away from the cutting edge at a bigger angle than that of the chisel head you could make the rocks dislodge a lot quicker and not have to plunge that deep everytime. maybe at 30° or so.

  • Kris Solanki
    Kris Solanki 5 months ago

    Absolutely brilliant, knew it was hard work and this vid proves it. Thank you for the excellent contents 👌🏽

  • Fairstnaime Lastenaime
    Fairstnaime Lastenaime 5 months ago

    I'd always wanted to do underground maritime containers, the 40' or 45' long ones, and connected with those metal dogs, cams turned 90 degrees with handle that lock them together vertically, now imagine 5 empties stacked vertical and four of these underground ;o) But the logistics of that much soil removal would be an extreme challenge.

  • Colin Cochran
    Colin Cochran 5 months ago +80

    here's a thought: keep a constant live stream of the tunnel always on YT and accept donos!

    • wet knee Houston
      wet knee Houston 5 months ago

      Be too hard for him to keep the channel so family friendly lol, his old videos from way back he swears like a typical british person

    • Marc Vullings
      Marc Vullings 5 months ago

      And twitch

    • Rokilai Yangtzer
      Rokilai Yangtzer 5 months ago +2

      @Radical Edward just make their name nicolin

    • Radical Edward
      Radical Edward 5 months ago +1

      @Marco Garofalo yes. They can change it after 19 years here, or maybe learn to appreciate it

    • Marco Garofalo
      Marco Garofalo 5 months ago +2

      @Radical Edward now about your firstborn if it's a girl will you still call it Colin?

  • Matt Payne
    Matt Payne 5 months ago

    Awesome video. Love to see a live video of the tunnel digging. A warning for headphone users at the intro would be nice. Wow that was loud.

  • Darren O
    Darren O 2 months ago +1

    Hi Colin I love the tunnel vids, but I'm going through tunnel withdrawal. Please give us all a teaser for the next video. Keep up the crazyness. God bless

  • nephos100
    nephos100 5 months ago

    In the time waiting for Update 9 to come out, I was going through an emotional rollercoaster. Looking forward to seeing the Update but growing ever more impatient when it did not appear. I felt like an addict deprived of his drug. Time was stretching out towards infinity. It was becoming unbearable. I was cursing Colin and then immediately feeling shame for it. And when Update 9 came along, it was a bit short of half an hour. I felt ripped off. Surely that long wait deserved more than this!
    But lo and behold! A real time show of the work and the labour and the effort. How patient Colin is, moving dirt and rubble handful by handful, heavy bucketful by heavy bucketful. This is how mining was done before mechanisation and still happens in some parts of the world today.
    Which made me think, why don't you build a mini TBM to hurry up the process, Colin?!!!

  • etnocel le gris
    etnocel le gris 5 months ago

    looks like something you could stream and take questions while digging !

  • Brian Noel
    Brian Noel 5 months ago +116

    I'd love to see a livestream of digging where you can chat and answer questions. Really amazing to vicariously dig a tunnel through my yard!

    • Kim
      Kim 5 months ago

      @UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS Ah oh yes Wifi Cable coming down 🤣🤣

    • Daniel471023
      Daniel471023 5 months ago

      @UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS that would indeed be the best thing to do

      UNIVERSAL SERIAL BUS 5 months ago

      @Daniel471023 i'm sure they'll just run a cable down

    • Daniel471023
      Daniel471023 5 months ago

      I’m sure it would be pretty difficult to get a good internet connection down there if they don’t have a wifi booster

    • Ian Chilvers
      Ian Chilvers 5 months ago +1

      Great idea, but suspect it will be more chatting and less digging, grins.... Oh and LOTS of tea drinking in the process.

  • Drecknath Magladery
    Drecknath Magladery 5 months ago

    it looks how I imagined it would look as someone who dug an irrigation ditch for a friend's garden.
    id almost say you should do a live stream like this have someone watch chat to help relay questions to you.
    one question I think I have asked twice now is what type of rock you are digging into?

  • Nicholas Soullier
    Nicholas Soullier 5 months ago

    I am unsure if intentional ASMR but dirt digging never has been so relaxing

  • AeroBiks
    AeroBiks 5 months ago

    This shows how much work actually goes into this. 30 minutes to get 2' closer to the goal. And that's not including picking up all the rocks.

  • RightBumper
    RightBumper 5 months ago

    Wow it looks like a much slower process than I imagined! Explains why these vids take so long to come out!

  • George Elliott
    George Elliott 5 months ago +63

    Looking at you digging I couldn't help thinking 2 things:
    1. Maybe a hardhat would be a good idea
    2. You must have a pretty amazing rock garden by now.

    • croikey mates throw a shrimp on the barbie mates
      croikey mates throw a shrimp on the barbie mates 5 months ago

      @choweyiii its a free tattoo

    • croikey mates throw a shrimp on the barbie mates
      croikey mates throw a shrimp on the barbie mates 5 months ago +1

      @Justin Kerr hes got a contract with santa, santa is handing out painted rocks instead of coal , due to increase in coal prices

    • Ingmar Hendriks
      Ingmar Hendriks 5 months ago

      3. Build a digging machine.

    • Justin Kerr
      Justin Kerr 5 months ago +1

      Right, I can't help but wonder what happens to all the material that gets removed. There's no mountain growing in the back yard, so it's being taken somewhere.

    • choweyiii
      choweyiii 5 months ago +2

      I'm concerned about him grabbing the hydraulic line like that... If a pin hole forms it could inject hydraulic fluid into his hand and that is very very bad

  • Daryl Oster
    Daryl Oster 5 months ago +1

    for all who suggest that Colin use a bigger end: didn't you watch prior videos? Some considerations: bigger end causes more force, and bending loads on the ram, and require a bigger ram, bigger 'foot on the opposite end, and be too heavy to manuver with ease. also it may push off bigger rocks that would need breaking. Also would require bigger pump, bigger motor, bigger wires, bigger circuit breaker, bigger electric supply..., ... His small tunnel only allows one person on the working face. Looks like he makes fair progress, and strikes a good balance between equipment and speed. if he had several more projects (as a business) it may justify bigger capital expenses., for a one-off personal project, his system looks close to ideal.

  • Greg Wesson
    Greg Wesson 5 months ago

    When the digging is at an end, I think the hydraulic tool should be given a place of honor somewhere in the tunnel for all the hard work it did.
    Although I can also understand not wanting to see it ever again :)

  • Lee R - Winnobbee Farms

    Love the tunnel videos! If you said it, I missed it: What do you do with the dirt?

  • Freeloader
    Freeloader 5 months ago

    I'm honestly falling asleep but in the best way possible. Really relaxing thank u

  • Chris Gerry
    Chris Gerry 5 months ago +154

    I'm curious as to the total hours spent on just digging. 🤔 A breakdown of the hours on the different aspects of this project would be interesting to see, but probably a nightmare to compile. 👀😯

    • Chris Gerry
      Chris Gerry 5 months ago

      @Pelotas 69 really?? 3.6 hours to dig a bunker and 50 to 60 feet of tunnel? Are you goofy?

    • Anmoldeep Singh
      Anmoldeep Singh 5 months ago

      @Pelotas 69 100 hours at least

    • Pelotas 69
      Pelotas 69 5 months ago

      It’s 3.6 hours

  • Rob Z
    Rob Z 5 months ago

    As one of the laziest people on the planet and looking at the process, I’d probably line up as many of these flexible buckets as I could cram in two rows squished together. Would definitely take out some bending down to catch the missed rubble and more focus on the dig. Thank you for sharing Colin.

  • Robert Ordewald
    Robert Ordewald Month ago

    Good day at colin, when did your channel went go from really doing some cool experiments to the minor Colin? I understand what you're doing is really cool what I want to say see things go boom! I do think you're underground layer is very cool I would love for you to dig into a World War II bunker of some sort in your travels that no one knows about but it is cool thank you for letting us see it but blow something up in a once in awhile just for us crazy people. Thanks Bob from Virginia USA

  • Gregory Norris
    Gregory Norris 5 months ago

    If this was my first Colin Furze video I'd probably be bored but since I know the history of the project it was still interesting. Definitely suggest answering viewer questions or even just talking with your friend. Some of my favorite videos are just 2 or 3 people talking about various topics. Work proceeded about how I expected it to including the extremely slow pace though I thought the hydraulic ram thing would be a bit faster (I do understand that in general the more powerful a machine is the slower it is). Not the hardest work though them buckets looks like they weigh a good bit and it's time times labor that really makes or breaks you. Doing this for many hours is bound to be exhausting even for someone in far better shape than I.

  • coax47
    coax47 5 months ago

    You could talk about cars, music, childhood memories, your family etc all of those would be interesting man just wanna say iv watched this a few times now trying to get a real feel of the amount of time all of this has taken you your patience and determination is unfathomable col never give up keep going! Gonna have to start calling you mole lol

  • Chubbysumo
    Chubbysumo 5 months ago +174

    I just watched a man dig a tunnel for 27 minutes, and it was very much all entertaining. Thank you for posting this, it really highlights how much work the editing cuts out and how hard you actually work.

  • wathiant
    wathiant 5 months ago

    In previous videos I saw you guys spending quite some effort getting the stuff out of the pipe after boring a ventilation hole. Have you considered making a plunger + backstop and just use the hydraulic press to push the mud out of the pipe? You might even sell some of the core samples to your fans ;)