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71-year-old Del, who bears an uncanny likeness to Santa, describes the machine in this video as “The Nightmare I Built”. Made entirely of wood and free of fasteners, the rig is a mind-blowing collection of gears, levers, cranks and cams. As far as I can tell, it doesn’t really do anything, except demonstrate a man’s amazing mechanical gift. I guess that’s what makes it so fun.
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This is brilliant. He obviously has a lot of time on his hands. Very clever.
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In this video Michael finishes the first of the three boxes. Gluing-up, planing, sanding and finishing bring a new piece of art to the world.
In this video Michael starts work on the second box, a carved and painted Saddle lid box.
Michael begins carving the saddle lid box with his ripple pattern along the top. Then turns to his 5/30 gouge to texture the sides of the box. This isn't work…
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