This kid is off the hook!

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Blog entry by Popintraining posted 01-26-2008 06:23 PM 1668 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just came across this article this morning and had to share it, this kid should be a member of LJs.

-- Illegitimis nil carborundum - Don't let the bastards grind you down

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#1 posted 01-26-2008 06:34 PM

That guy had way too much time on his hands.

Did an excellent job though!

-- 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 01-26-2008 06:46 PM

A great engineering challenge and he stepped up to the task. That’s a great job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#3 posted 01-26-2008 06:51 PM

Yeah, but could he build it out of a 2×4? This kid cranked out a very impressive project!!!

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#4 posted 01-26-2008 06:56 PM

Holy Smoke. That’s one detailed project. And Gary, the guy who made a bird cage out of a 2×4 and cut hundreds of little tiny pieces, thinks the kid had too much time on his hands! ;-)

-- Working at Woodworking

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Scott Bryan

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#5 posted 01-26-2008 07:14 PM

I agree with Gary. What “normal” 16 year old would be spending that much time in the shop as opposed to doing other things that 16 year olds do? At 16 would I have rather been spending my time with girls or wood- let me try to remember.

Seriously it is a great project- not only from the woodworking angle, which is difficult enough, but also from the design and engineering aspect as well.

Kudos to the kid. I hope he got an A for the project.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#6 posted 01-26-2008 11:46 PM

Great feat of engineering, design and execution.
Kid had better of gotten an A for it. Hell, the chain
alone deserved an A.

-- Still learning everything

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#7 posted 01-27-2008 12:43 AM

OK. I give up. I don’t think I’ll ever be able to top that one ;)

Seriously, I wouldn’t try something like that, but it’s pretty darn impressive at ANY age!

-- "Give me your poor tools, your tired steel, your huddled masses of rust." Yep, I ripped off the Statue of Liberty. That's how I roll!

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#8 posted 01-28-2008 02:48 PM

Very cool article, thanks. He really learned some problem solving skills through the process.

-- Hope Never fails

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oscar roth

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#9 posted 01-28-2008 07:58 PM

This kid is a genius to sit down and carry out such a project, and testing the strength of different types of wood for each component, amazing.

-- Oscar in Missouri

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#10 posted 02-12-2008 02:09 PM

WOW, I’d say he’s got a pretty good shot a getting a scholarship somewhere.

-- I've cut that board three times and it's still too short!

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#11 posted 02-15-2008 04:50 PM

got my vote for LJ of the year! The craftsmanship, the engineering, and facing all those seemingly self-imposed limitations!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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