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Izzy Swan ... Crazy Bastard? Or Freaking Genius ?

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Forum topic by JoeinGa posted 07-15-2015 05:27 PM 1333 views 2 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-15-2015 05:27 PM

I say Genius !

Check out this video I spotted while surfing the web today . This thing popped up on my FaceBook page today.
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http://www.dailydot.com/technology/drill-powered-walking-machine-why-but-actually-why/?fb=dd&type=cpc

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#1 posted 07-15-2015 06:45 PM

After the bowling ball, Guru Genius.

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#2 posted 07-15-2015 07:21 PM

Both. They often go hand in hand, IMO.

I feel that often times I think to myself “that crazy bastard is a genius!”

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#3 posted 07-15-2015 07:57 PM

Yeah, I would say a mixture of both!

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#4 posted 07-15-2015 08:49 PM

Izzy Swan, – Pure genius.

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#5 posted 07-15-2015 11:30 PM

Genius.

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#6 posted 07-16-2015 12:25 AM

Genius no doubt

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#7 posted 07-16-2015 10:55 AM

Love it! At first thought it was made from aluminum. I say genius.

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#8 posted 07-16-2015 11:07 AM

I say he’s a little nutts for sure, I think their still out on the Genius part.

Todd

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#9 posted 07-16-2015 11:07 AM

Love Izzy! I have his plans to make a drill lathe on my list :)

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#10 posted 07-16-2015 01:05 PM

Neat machine very ingenious, but looks to me like he could so with some walking under his own power.

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#11 posted 07-16-2015 01:49 PM

I love it. It’s not a very practical vehicle but it sure will turn some heads. However, if you have any big dogs in your neighborhood you might think twice about riding by their house, especially if they’re not in a fence. No respectable ‘big dog’ is going to allow that ‘thing’ to walk by his house without assaulting it or the crazy driver of it.

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#12 posted 07-16-2015 03:00 PM

Izzy is a very creative guy. He does not limit himself by what others say can’t be done. Not all projects have to be practical.

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#13 posted 07-16-2015 06:28 PM

You’re right Julian. And I admire him for that. Some of his “stuff” is WAAAYYY out there! :-)

I remember more than once when he posted here on LJs some crazy new idea or project and I was somewhat ashamed by some of the responses he’d get. Folks telling him “You cant do that. It’s not safe” and stuff like that. ( The post about making bowls on a table saw comes to mind. )

I’m thinking that may be why he pretty much stopped posting stuff here.

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#14 posted 07-16-2015 06:36 PM

Safety? let every man choose his poison. I make bowls on a TS and have for years. Long live St. Izzy the Creative (The Saint for Woodworkers who could).


You re right Julian. And I admire him for that. Some of his “stuff” is WAAAYYY out there! :-)

I remember more than once when he posted here on LJs some crazy new idea or project and I was somewhat ashamed by some of the responses he d get. Folks telling him “You cant do that. It s not safe” and stuff like that. ( The post about making bowls on a table saw comes to mind. )

I m thinking that may be why he pretty much stopped posting stuff here.

- JoeinGa


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#15 posted 07-16-2015 07:01 PM

Hmmm, I just saw this on my FaceBook feed. Seems appropriate here …
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