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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Matthias Wandel

I'm sure most of you have seen Matthias' videos on YouTube or at his web site, Woodgears.ca  He has one of the most fertile imaginations around and is one of my favorite woodworkers. If you aren't that familiar with his work, he just released an episode of a local TV show he was on that will give you an idea of his imagination. Thought you would enjoy this:





11 comments:

  1. STEVE MATHIAS IS A FREAKING GENIUS! I HAVE BOUGHT A COUPLE OF HIS PLANS INCLUDING THE MARBLE MACHINE THAT PACKS UP. I AM ABOUT TO START MAKING IT FOR MY 6 YEAR OLD GRANDDAUGHTER PAIGE WHO RECEIVED YOUR CIRCLE SQUARE TRICK FOR CHRISTMAS PAST. SHE LOVED IT AND I HOPE I CAN GET THE MARBLE MACHINE DONE IN TIME BY LATE APRIL, HER 7TH BIRTHDAY. IF NOT SHE WILL GET IT WHEN THEY COME FOR THEIR SUMMER VISIT JUNE AND PART OF JULY. WISH ME LUCK AS I AM TRULY A HACK AT THIS BUT A VERY HAPPY HACK. LONG LIVE STEVE AND MATHIAS!!!!! MAY THEY CONTINUE TO GUIDE US ALL TO THE JOY OF WOODWORKING AND MAKING OTHERS MARVEL AND SMILE AT THEIR CREATIONS!!!!
    TOMMY JOE HALLMAN BILOXI MS 39532

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  2. Yes!

    I have been watching his stuff for years...

    Thank you for the reminder!

    He is truly a Genius...

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  3. Yes, his work is amazing! I aspire to work to his level of accuracy someday... but right now with the limited skills and tools I've got it's sometimes frustrated to be measuring in thous. That's why I come here for projects that are for us mere mortals. :)
    Great job Steve, stay the way you are! :D
    ~Alex

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  4. Most of us are no where near the skill level of Matthias, but the way he presents his videos is just fascinating. And what they do most, is inspire. His big ideas often inspire smaller, more attainable ones within me.

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  5. Count me as a Matthias fan as well, but Steve, your smaller ideas are more my speed! :) Troy

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  6. There are a handful of sites I visit regularly (Mere Mortals, Lumberjocks, Wood Whisperer) but every Monday morning I look forward to seeing what Matthias has put up on Woodgears. I've got a bunch of his plans and he's right, he gives you a lot of bang for your buck.

    Thanks Steve for posting this for us to see.

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  7. WOW !!!! My first time here. I am absolutely amazed.

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  8. Maravillos los trabajos de Matthias

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  9. Los trabajos suyos....también!!!. Steve. ;-)

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  10. I build Matthias Wandel Horizontal Slot Mortise Machine. Excellent plan I must say! He's the man with a plan! You can see my machine here, http://lumberjocks.com/projects/75769

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  11. I like mathias work very much. But really I enjoy much more WWMM, because Mathias is a little grumpy with people and lack of peoples skills. But his work is excelllent.

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