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Forum topic by GaryK posted 02-21-2010 01:18 AM 2679 views 1 time favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-21-2010 01:18 AM

This guy is a real character.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 02-21-2010 02:04 AM

You gotta wonder how he can think up things like that, and then go and make all the parts even the chains and assemble them so they all work in-sinc?
And here I can’t even cut a board straight….......................LOL

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#3 posted 02-21-2010 02:16 AM

Gary I saw this guy a few years ago with a thing-a-ma-jig, it didn’t do anything except amaze people. It had every kind of gear, lever, slide etc etc that you could ever think or dream of. Pretty cool! It’s actual on the same U tube page.

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#4 posted 02-21-2010 02:18 AM

bummer that he says “functional but not practical” at the end…i guess he cant get the blad to move fast enough to cut wood??? I also like the chain—-with that ingenuity I think he would be real good at making puzzles and marble toys (cant think of the name of the toys that drop a ball and it goes through all kinds of mechaninisms)...

fun stuff…

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#5 posted 02-21-2010 02:40 AM

I Love that Guy!! Thanks Gary!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#6 posted 02-21-2010 02:48 AM

What a device! While the chains were really cool, I think it might be more efficient and quieter to just have one bar hinged at both ends. It wouldn’t look as cool, though. Still, amazing work.

Also, I think he has about $80,000 in Festool stacked up back there ;)

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#7 posted 02-21-2010 03:21 AM

Good one.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#8 posted 02-21-2010 03:27 AM

It’s shown in the local Woodcraft store’s shop (Eugene,Or)

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#9 posted 02-21-2010 03:50 AM

Thanks Gary, an amazing guy. Does he live around Eugere, OR?

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

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