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Forum topic by unclearthur posted 08-14-2018 04:14 AM 2292 views 0 times favorited 14 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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unclearthur

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08-14-2018 04:14 AM

Due to some unfortunate circumstances, Matthias Wandel is moving and selling some of his extra stuff. This video is a bit of a downer for his fans (of which I’m one) but if anyone is within driving distance of Ottawa, they might see something they want (e.g. pantarouters). I’m unfortunately a 50 hour drive away, and he’s not shipping anything.


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Rayne

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#1 posted 08-14-2018 04:19 AM

I saw the video too and it is sad, but at least a recoverable one. He just needs to back down for a year to fully heal, but that’s probably asking too much from him or anyone for that matter. Hopefully he gets a better deal in all the sales than the tractor he sold.

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woodbutcherbynight

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#2 posted 08-14-2018 04:44 AM

Wow, what happened? Cant watch videos on this old desktop.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 08-14-2018 05:57 AM

The country is not where they want to be. His wife’s dad is sick but Matthias said they were talking of moving before that happened so it’s not the main reason. Personally I would love to move back to the country but to each their own. He already sold the tractor for a $7k loss.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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Rayne

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#4 posted 08-14-2018 11:25 AM



The country is not where they want to be. His wife s dad is sick but Matthias said they were talking of moving before that happened so it s not the main reason. Personally I would love to move back to the country but to each their own. He already sold the tractor for a $7k loss.

- Woodknack

Another big reason for the move is because he has tendonitis in both arms. The amount of work on the land and projects he’d like to do kept inflaming them and causing his downtime making the amount of land he has to take care of becoming too much.

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jdh122

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#5 posted 08-14-2018 11:37 AM

He’s moving to the province of New Brunswick, where I live. For a place with a population of only about a million people, NB has a decent number of woodworking-related youtubers: Rob Cosman, Shopbuilt (https://www.youtube.com/user/rnods221/videos), AVE (lives out west, probably in Alberta, but seems to be from here, judging from a holiday video he posted) and now Mathias.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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Aj2

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#6 posted 08-14-2018 01:39 PM

If his viewers has any sense of friendship, they would encourage him to buy proper woodworking machines.
Tendinitis does sucks I had to deal with for about a year.

-- Aj

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Charlie H.

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#7 posted 08-14-2018 02:53 PM

He is not interested in buying proper woodworking machines.
His joy is inventing things and figuring out how to do it differently.

-- Regards, Charlie in Rowlett, TX --------I talk to myself, because sometimes I need expert advice.---------

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Aj2

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#8 posted 08-14-2018 05:49 PM

That’s great, what are these things he’s inventing?

-- Aj

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#9 posted 08-14-2018 05:54 PM

I too have had to deal with Tendonitis and it is no fun for sure.
This guys mind is amazing. I have been watching his channel for a few years now.
Yes, he could buy commercially available equipment, but that is not who he is. He is an inventor.
While I don’t always subscribe to his methods, I really do enjoy it when he shows us his failures and how he plans to overcome them. I wish him the best.

-- I always knew I would grow old, But I expected it to take longer!

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Woodknack

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#10 posted 08-14-2018 06:20 PM

Almost all his videos turn out to be interesting and I often learn something, can’t say that about many YouTube channels that aren’t science or engineering. Also I appreciate he doesn’t screw around with intros and gets right to business.

-- Rick M, http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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unclearthur

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#11 posted 08-14-2018 11:41 PM

I actually find his videos inspiring in the sense that he always seems to be trying to solve problems from “first principles” rather than copying a standard method. A classic engineering type. And some of his stuff is, I think, quite brilliant.

When facing a problem in the shop, rather than running to youtube to try to find a solution, I sometimes think “What would Mattias Wandel do”?

The lack of intro’s, wasted time and BS in his videos is also refreshing …... something other youtube people could learn from.

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runswithscissors

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#12 posted 08-15-2018 01:19 AM

My least favorite YouTube show and tell episodes are a heck of a lot of “tell” and very little “show.” I want to scream at them, “Shut up and do what you keep saying you’re going to do.”

My favorite Wandel episode is when he used a lunch box planer’s guts to build a 12” (could be 13”) jointer. And the planer could be a CL special.

-- I admit to being an adrenaline junky; fortunately, I'm very easily frightened

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laterthanuthink

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#13 posted 08-15-2018 01:26 PM

I enjoy his videos also. He’s very creative, energetic and intelligent.

That’s an exquisite property he’s selling. Does he have a day job or is youtube his bread and butter?

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jdh122

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#14 posted 08-15-2018 01:35 PM

I think he currently youtubes full-time. But he was an engineer at RIM (maker of Blackberry phones), seems like he probably started at the ground floor and left before the company crashed (cause he was bored). I suspect he did pretty well financially from that.
Oh, and he and his wife are obviously incredibly frugal – drive a Honda Fit, pick up lumber from garbage etc.
I think the property is a family homestead that his parents bought decades ago when they came to Canada from Germany, before Ottawa was booming, so probably for a reasonable price.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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