Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: Pure Madness or Pure Genius

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Santa Claus, In
    Posts
    4,779

    Pure Madness or Pure Genius

    Is this pure genius or pure madness?

    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

    Rule of thumb is if you donít know what tool to buy next, then you probably donít need it yet.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Location
    Southern, Illinois
    Posts
    106
    Matthias is awesome. No question about it.

    I read his story several years back. I could not stop clicking around his website and reading. He is a product of a father\family that worked very hard to better themselves and many times that would mean making due with whats available.

    http://woodgears.ca/cottage/index.html

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    somewhere east of Queen Creek, AZ - South East of Phoenix
    Posts
    8,529
    except for the fact that he needs to learn about push sticks it was pretty cleaver.
    "Thereís a lot of work being done today that doesnít have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesnít have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
    The Pessimist complains about the wind; The Optimist expects it to change;The Realist adjusts the sails.~ William Arthur Ward

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Mount Vernon, Ohio
    Posts
    75
    I'm going to go with pure genius.
    I wonder if he had formal training or is just a natural engineer. Either way, I think he shows that anything is possible.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    DSM, IA
    Posts
    5,719
    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Pozzi View Post
    I'm going to go with pure genius.
    I wonder if he had formal training or is just a natural engineer. Either way, I think he shows that anything is possible.
    I agree for sure! As Don said though, he needs to get his hands off the wood...
    A man is rich in proportion to the number of things he can afford to let alone. -Henry David Thoreau
    My Website


  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Amherst, New Hampshire
    Posts
    10,604
    The guy certainly is a mechanical wizard and loads of fun to watch. I don't know if he plans on using his contraption often but it seems to me that jointers are made form cast iron and weigh a ton for a reason. I wouldn't want to stand too close to it for very long
    Faith, Hope & Charity

  7. #7
    I say pure genius and someone that had to make do with what he had. It's amazing how he can make a band saw that cuts just as good as a high dollar cast iron/steel one does!

    I think I'll be keeping my lunchbox planer when I upgrade to a 15" planer and will use the lunchbox planer parts in the same way he does.

    He effectively made a $2000 joiner out of something most of us would classify as junk!

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Coastal plain of North Carolina
    Posts
    566
    Most impressive! He has a lot more genius in him than madness. I wish I was as creative and skilled as he is.
    I may be getting a little older physically but mentally I'm still tarp as a shack.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    No, not all of SoCal is Los Angeles!
    Posts
    9,077
    I still haven't un-puckered from his face jointing technique. Whew.
    Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
    - Arthur C. Clarke

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Santa Claus, In
    Posts
    4,779
    Quote Originally Posted by glenn bradley View Post
    I still haven't un-puckered from his face jointing technique. Whew.
    While holding in a deep breath, try and force the air out. Don't let it come out your nose or mouth and that should do it
    If you don't take pride in your work, life get's pretty boring.

    Rule of thumb is if you donít know what tool to buy next, then you probably donít need it yet.

Similar Threads

  1. Genius idea for making drawers
    By Rennie Heuer in forum New Tools
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 05-18-2015, 12:44 AM
  2. genius or madness? doesn't even seem possible
    By Frank Fusco in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 01-21-2014, 10:50 PM
  3. Genius or complete waste?
    By Brent Dowell in forum General Woodturning Q&A
    Replies: 11
    Last Post: 04-14-2012, 12:45 PM
  4. Tele madness
    By michael james in forum Off Topic Discussion
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 12-22-2010, 03:47 AM
  5. Ebay Madness
    By Steve Clardy in forum Neander Tool Questions and Show & Tell
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 07-30-2007, 12:49 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •