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Blog entry by Stevinmarin posted 01-15-2011 02:24 AM 1860 reads 2 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Its responses are eerily accurate.




Read more about this (well, sort-of) amazing machine here!

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com



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Erik van Baarle

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#1 posted 01-15-2011 02:42 AM

Too funny and you really made it work too.
Great job man
Greetings from Belgiumn

-- Erik, Merksem Belgium

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tdv

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#2 posted 01-15-2011 02:56 AM

Spooky stuff Steve My question for the mystical box is “Why am I sitting here at 1a.m. watching someone 4000 miles away make mystical boxes?” Answer….. Because it’s brilliant Thanks. By the way has anyone told you that you look a little like Hawkeye Pearce in M.A.S.H. He was funny too
All the best
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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Sailor

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#3 posted 01-15-2011 04:23 AM

Another great video Steve. I always check the recent videos hoping you have uploaded a new one, got lucky today!

-- Dothan, Alabama Check out my woodworking blog! http://woodworkingtrip.blogspot.com/ Also my Youtube Channel's Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SailingAndSuch

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oluf

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#4 posted 01-15-2011 04:49 AM

I loved the mystical box video. I love all your work. I am looking forward to the out takes on the card printing session. Those cards that didn’t make the box must be priceless. Thanks for making being mortal , well , mere.

-- Nils, So. Central MI. Wood is honest.Take the effort to understand what it has to tell you before you try to change it.

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rance

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#5 posted 01-15-2011 07:01 AM

Steve, you are a nut, and I love your videos. You make it real woodworking, with mistakes and follies just like it happens for real. Not like Nawm does, just waving his wand.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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degoose

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#6 posted 01-15-2011 07:26 AM

Steve, mystical, magical and very funny…

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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Dez

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#7 posted 01-15-2011 08:40 AM

Very cool and inventive!
As far as feeding the cards one at a time take a look at your printer or (if they will let you) go to “Kinkos” and take a look at the copiers and how they feed the paper.
Generally it is a set of rubber rollers with a special texture (kind of like sniping on a tire) and another rubber piece that acts to stop the second sheet.
I used to work for a LARGE company that made, sold and serviced copiers printers etc.
I can imagine the first designer going through exactly what you went through! LOL
Good job, good video!

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 01-15-2011 01:32 PM

That’s pretty good. Now, talk to Houdini ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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Dennisgrosen

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#9 posted 01-15-2011 06:53 PM

I like it a great joke to be used on in a party :-)

send me a Pm with your delivery addresse and I have answer for you :-)

take care
Dennis

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Stevinmarin

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#10 posted 01-15-2011 10:22 PM

@Trevor : Normally people tell me I look like Hugh Laurie on House. But I prefer to think he looks like me:


-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com

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Stevinmarin

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#11 posted 01-15-2011 10:27 PM

@Nils: Here are some of the other mystical responses my son and I came up with:

Better rethink that question.

Perhaps someday.

Inspected by #17

Google it.

The answer is obvious if you look within your heart. Oh, who am I kidding. The answer is 42.

:-p

Who is John Galt?

No way, Jose.

You will never know.

Yes. No wait…maybe.

Help! I’m trapped in a box!

This answer is a lie.

Wait, what?

Tuesday holds the key.

Never. Never in a million, zillion years.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com

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Stevinmarin

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#12 posted 01-15-2011 10:30 PM

@rance: Thanks. But I think my videos would be more professional if I actually made prototypes before shooting. Or drew out a plan. Or had even the slightest idea what I was doing.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers. http://www.WoodworkingForMereMortals.com

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tdv

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#13 posted 01-16-2011 02:46 AM

Yeah Steve you could be right there but The question I ask the mystical box is… Do you speak with a limp also?? & where do you put the cane when you are holding the camera?? Hah! Hugh Laurie was really funny in Jeeves & Wooster with his mate Stephen Fry don’t know if you ever saw that, if not check it out & compare pictures from 25 years ago
Best regards Steve

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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tdv

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#14 posted 01-16-2011 03:08 AM

Steve just an addendum rubber bands criss crossed around the roller work very well. Try it & film the results you’ll find it makes a gripping movie.
Trevor

-- God created wood that we may create. Trevor East Yorkshire UK

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alfred222

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#15 posted 01-16-2011 03:52 AM

Well I’m amazed.

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