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[–]bultrey 600 points601 points  (12 children)

And there you have it. Easy as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 ... 101, 102, 103...

[–]SamSlate 100 points101 points  (7 children)

Yea, or you could just buy chicken wire....

[–]colorblind_goofball 173 points174 points  (5 children)

or u could just buy a knife and cut it into squares.

[–]_MUY 93 points94 points  (4 children)

Or yoo could just use a raspberry pi, a couple of old printers, a pressure washer, and a CNC shop to make a waterjet pastry cutter to cut any shape you need, kinda like Edelweiss Bakery.

[–]WildMan7856 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Skip to like 3:40 to see it actually work.

[–]donkeyrocket 10 points11 points  (0 children)

This one actually shows the pieces being cut and pulled apart.

[–]Fazaman 3665 points3666 points  (414 children)

I love that he ended the video saying that he thought the knife would be worthless. He spent how long on something he thought would be worthless? Guy obviously loves the process.

[–]MerlinsBeard 1406 points1407 points  (201 children)

Sometimes the people just like the challenge of creating something that there is no protocol or manual to cover. Guy definitely has a passion for craftsmanship.

[–]flamuchz 940 points941 points  (193 children)

You think?

Hell even the jenga pistol that was on the front page just a day or two ago was made by him.

[–]shentheory 632 points633 points  (139 children)

He also did the Slinky Machine that was on the front page a while back.

[–]whoremongering 670 points671 points  (114 children)

Who could forget the wasp sucking machine, with bonus wasp stomping jig afterwards.

[–]sabretoothed 182 points183 points  (8 children)

The sound of the wasps being inhaled was oddly satisfying.

[–]Malamine 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I could have watched that close up of the intake next to the nest for a couple hours

[–]laid_back_tongue 242 points243 points  (23 children)

Easiest youtube subscribe ever. This guy is hilarious.

[–]radishguard 19 points20 points  (0 children)

This guy is my hero.

[–]supadoggie[🍰] 18 points19 points  (3 children)

He made another one with a plexiglass window a few years back.

[–]HeyBroHaveaNiceDay 3 points4 points  (0 children)

When he opens up the vacuum full of wasps. So metal.

[–]warpod 62 points63 points  (9 children)


I said it before and i will say it again, YOU HAVE WAY TOO MUCH TIME ON YOUR HANDS.

Keep saying it and I'll block you. Save that comment for people with nothing better to do than watch TV or play video games.

[–]GlobalHoboInc 26 points27 points  (1 child)

It's a useless yet amazingly satisfying build.

[–]ShaneDAWS0N 116 points117 points  (20 children)

[–]Zepher2228 34 points35 points  (1 child)

Wish I had that in middle school

[–]andddreass 64 points65 points  (3 children)

4 seconds of shooting, 1 hour to reload.

[–]glasderg 13 points14 points  (6 children)

How do I make this? Lol

[–]fELLAbUSTA 25 points26 points  (4 children)

you dont, unless you're a master carpenter like he is

[–]blomqv 30 points31 points  (3 children)

I don't carpent, I bate. But I am a master in my field.

[–]Thunderbridge 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Damn that's awesome, I really want to see that in slow motion.

[–]WorkoutProblems 21 points22 points  (1 child)

uhh.. Jenga pistol is definitely not worthless, look at all the minutes of fun they are having!

[–]N8CCRG 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Definitely. Had I been inspired to attempt this, I would've just bent some metal into that shape and then been done without attempting any of the woodworking parts. Maybe make a small crappy handle at most.

[–][deleted] 452 points453 points  (107 children)

He's an extremely talented woodworker, I definitely recommend everyone checks out his channel. It's fascinating.

[–][deleted] 159 points160 points  (80 children)

From this video alone you could see that. Plus you don't have all those tools unless you know what you're doing. He certainly has a lot of experience up his sleeve.

[–]rackmountrambo 236 points237 points  (63 children)

The guy makes half his tools. As far as i can tell he only owns a table saw, router, and drill. He made all the rest, including a bandsaw and ventilation system from scratch.

[–]TommyFive 173 points174 points  (42 children)

Even his table saw has extensive improvements made by the man himself. Matthias is a pretty incredible workshop engineer.

[–][deleted] 450 points451 points  (38 children)

Of we still lived in a world where little kids were sent to be apprentices at shops and stuff, Matthias would be that one woodworker who was known all throughout the land and the richest families would fight over which kids went to his shop.

But Matthias, he'd reject them all and take that one orphan who shows great promise and passion for woodworking.

[–]qwertymodo 368 points369 points  (19 children)

But no matter how hard he tried, the orphan would eventually turn his skills to use for evil, then Matthias would have to try and stop him, but would fail, leading him to exile, refusing all future apprentices until one day he finds The One who can defeat his old apprentice...

[–]EFlagS 182 points183 points  (6 children)

This story practically writes itself.

[–]uanidiot 115 points116 points  (3 children)

With a self-cranking pencil that Matthias made.

[–]kevinxdang 8 points9 points  (0 children)

sounds like the plot of kung fu panda

[–]Surlytaco 20 points21 points  (8 children)

The guy is great at some aspects of woodworking, like his gears. He is also pretty terrible at scaffolding.

Source: am carpenter and scaffolder

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (1 child)

His scaffold is worrying enough when it's standing still, but when he drives it around it's positively scary.

[–]ChangloriousBastard 6 points7 points  (1 child)

The pantarouter he talked about in the video was a tool he invented, and it's awesome. Check out videos on it if you can. The best part about it is that he open sourced his plans so other people can make it.

[–]CaptMorgan74 7 points8 points  (6 children)

Also, he used to work for RIM (Blackberry).

[–]wolv 37 points38 points  (6 children)

Haha--this is the guy who built a drill-powered scaffold.

[–]ArtDSellers 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Amazing. I'd love to see the off-road version of that beast.

[–]flamuchz 112 points113 points  (14 children)

Nah, Wandel would never build something worthless.

His channel is great.

[–]ficknerich 19 points20 points  (0 children)

His struggles always stir a chuckle. It's refreshing to see the creative process of such an intelligent man, only ever seeing the end product can make me doubt my own process.

[–]MayoOnChips 21 points22 points  (5 children)

This guy should do an AMA. What a dude.

[–]LordApocalyptica 7 points8 points  (0 children)

"Why not just put a crank on it?"

video goes 10x as fast as it did with the drill

[–]corduroy_Joy 63 points64 points  (8 children)

Actually this guy probably loves the result too. That statement is a classic example of the Canadian tendency to express positive feelings and judgments with negative statements. Minnesotans do the same thing. There's a hilarious educational video on this.

[–]Fazaman 19 points20 points  (4 children)

Great video! I mean... That was an improvement on the usual dreck that's on youtube.

[–]corduroy_Joy 6 points7 points  (3 children)

You can watch the whole documentary here. I recently married a Minnesotan and moved to the Twin Cities, so I can confirm that this is both funny and 100% totally accurate.

[–]Sgt--Hulka 85 points86 points  (6 children)

He actually said it would be "Less useless" than he thought it would be.

[–]sanchopancho13 26 points27 points  (2 children)

Exactly. And since his accent sounds Canadian, "less useless" is basically the humble/polite way of saying "extremely useful and awesome".

[–]bryanvickersband 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Meaning he thought it would be somewhat useless. Turns out it's at least a little bit useful, meaning it's less useless.

[–]KhalReesesPieces 3710 points3711 points  (159 children)

You could make some pretty badass Settlers of Catan cookies with that thing

[–]ExcessiveEffort 633 points634 points  (39 children)

Oh yeah. Different icing patterns and colors for resources. Gum drops for towns; Pocky sticks for roads.

[–]treebird9 634 points635 points  (34 children)

I would lose cause I would eat all my resources, towns, and roads. :(

[–]grimman 277 points278 points  (20 children)

I would lose win cause I would eat all my resources, towns, and roads. :( :)

[–]liljakeyplzandthnx 180 points181 points  (14 children)

I see you're playing a different game. The right game.

[–]atcoyou 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Would also be more consistent with how those in charge behave in real life!

[–]Freezerburn 18 points19 points  (5 children)

Wouldn't be a game if it wasn't hard

[–]kalitarios 22 points23 points  (3 children)

you know, I said that on date once and got slapped

[–]PEE_UP_MY_BUTTHOLE 243 points244 points  (81 children)

The guy who owns the game shop in town got pissed at me for selling pirated copies of that game at the flea market and he actually came down one Saturday and stabbed me over it. Ruined my favorite Kid Rock shirt, too.

[–]soundwaaves 174 points175 points  (16 children)

....... wait, what?!

[–]DRACULA_WOLFMAN 55 points56 points  (31 children)

I'm having trouble wrapping my head around a pirated copy of a board game. Is it called Pilgrims of Catane or something?

[–]PEE_UP_MY_BUTTHOLE 127 points128 points  (21 children)

No, it was the regular game I just scanned the pieces into my computer and printed the board and the cards myself with a stolen printer and stolen ink cartridges and then made my nephew's 4th grade class glue them to pieces of cardboard and I would sell that for $10 which really undercut Kyle's price. This was back when the game was really hitting it big, so he lost a lot of money to me. He lost even more at my backyard casino night. House always wins, bitch!

[–]Monsieur_Flotini 48 points49 points  (11 children)

........wait, what?

[–]yeradolt 50 points51 points  (1 child)

Would it make your day easier if he said "tree fiddy"?

Because tree fiddy.

[–]Cock-PushUps 22 points23 points  (9 children)

Ruined my favorite Kid Rock shirt, too.

You sure there was nothing else to be worried about?

[–]PEE_UP_MY_BUTTHOLE 54 points55 points  (8 children)

He was a pussy so it didn't go deep. I spun around and hit him in the face with a flashlight so he ran off. My mom just sealed the wound shut with some JB Weld and put packing tape over it to hold it together until the epoxy cured.

[–]load_more_comets 23 points24 points  (5 children)

Good thing mom knows emergency battlefield suture techniques.

[–]PEE_UP_MY_BUTTHOLE 35 points36 points  (4 children)

It wasn't that big of an emergency. We even stopped for tacos on the way to my mom's house.

[–]billie_jeans_son 366 points367 points  (20 children)

He was more handy in the first thirty seconds of that video than I will be in my entire life.

[–]The-Lord-Our-God 42 points43 points  (18 children)

That's up to you, really. There are lots of useful, awesome, [gender]-impressing stuff you can do without the need for thousand dollar machines like that guy has. You can do it!

[–]bilog78 115 points116 points  (14 children)

thousand dollar machines like that guy has

that guy built his thousand dollar machines mostly by himself, from scraps.

That being said, yes, it's up to oneself how handy one can be in life.

[–]ICanCountToFiretruck 24 points25 points  (3 children)

Matthias even sells the plans for his machines so you can build them yourself.

[–]RedChld 39 points40 points  (3 children)

Tony Stark built this in a cave! With a box of scraps!

[–]Bupod 7 points8 points  (2 children)

He built his own Bandsaw! A bandsaw! a nice, large one too. The sort that costs hundreds. I think what intimidates most people is the sheer number and variety tools owned by many handy people, but the old explanation rings true: They didn't buy all their tools overnight! If you want to start, just pick a project, and acquire the tools slowly. Scour Ebay and craigslist, Pawn shops and estate sales. You'll find good stuff.

[–]AlliedMasterComp 285 points286 points  (31 children)

Matthias is a goddamn madman. The amount of machinery he has built himself in his shop is amazing. He has built:

  • 2 shop made 18 inch bandsaws
  • Router lifts
  • A 12 inch Jointer
  • The pantorouter
  • A portable sawmill
  • A homemade tablesaw
  • Mortising machines
  • Screw advance tablesaw sled for box joints

And he sells plans for almost all of them.

If you have any interest in woodworking or machinery, check out his website

[–]BangersAndMash98 35 points36 points  (5 children)

[–]mackpack 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Although the idea itself is really cool, I'm more impressed by the fact that he can drive that thing with an electric drill.

[–]Dirk_Diggler6996 8 points9 points  (0 children)

well he said it was a low speed drill which means it has a ton of torque so moving about 300 pounds as crazy as it may seem is actually viable.

[–]XaeroR35 25 points26 points  (7 children)

I've thought about buying some of his plans, but then I remembered I cant even cut 2x4s square.

[–]AbnormalDream 120 points121 points  (9 children)

The sounds in this are so satisfying

[–]entre24 497 points498 points  (120 children)

It's videos like this that make you wish you had a DIY dad.

[–]-Badger2- 1444 points1445 points  (18 children)

I had a DIY dad.

"Hey dad, can you give me a hand with this?"

"Do it yourself."

[–]TuskenRaiders 221 points222 points  (3 children)

I know what he's building. A one way ticket to a shit retirement home.

[–]guninmouth 11 points12 points  (0 children)

My father is a great guy, but a DIY guy he is not. YouTube is the DIY dad I never had.

[–]PmMeYourWhatever 16 points17 points  (1 child)

"I just need to glue this thing."

"You what? Fuck no. You're my son and I taught you the right way to do it. Now go in the basement for the next 72 hours and do it right!"

"Seriously, I just need to put a dab of glue here, pinch it in a vise and it will be good as new."


[–]PokeSmott 170 points171 points  (2 children)

I had a DUI dad

[–][deleted] 247 points248 points  (75 children)

Or any dad at all :(

[–]sap91 126 points127 points  (10 children)


[–]BarryMcKockinner 103 points104 points  (2 children)

Found the guy with 2 dads.

[–]syance 9 points10 points  (0 children)


[–]solaris999 44 points45 points  (0 children)


[–]RollingInTheD 43 points44 points  (0 children)


[–]pro_tool 52 points53 points  (0 children)


[–]Dininiful 32 points33 points  (0 children)


[–]Killerdogd 37 points38 points  (0 children)


[–]akrascal 66 points67 points  (14 children)


[–]TnT06 54 points55 points  (11 children)

Why were you so special to deserve gold?

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[–]securitycamspacejam 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Be that dad you wanted if you have a child. I don't know if I'll have a kid ever, but I'm gonna be that guy if I have children. Or do my best trying.

[–]PMmeYourNoodz 126 points127 points  (97 children)

what the heck is up with that router jig?

[–]tmbridge 197 points198 points  (75 children)

Do a Google search for Pantorouter and feast your eyes on an engineering marvel.

[–]PMmeYourNoodz 39 points40 points  (64 children)

woah. thanks!

[–]s8l[S] 255 points256 points  (63 children)

Also, Matthias is a genius and made his own:

He uses it in a lot of his videos

[–]Elchulachu 276 points277 points  (17 children)

He didn't just make it, he invented it.

[–]wtmh 103 points104 points  (3 children)

Because Matthias "I didn't have a tool that does that. So I just fucking made one." Wandel!

[–]where_is_the_cheese 93 points94 points  (19 children)

Jesus fucking christ... I feel so inadequate watching that.

[–]HeyZuesHChrist 24 points25 points  (10 children)

As he's explaining I'm trying to picture how it all works, and even though he's great at explaining it, I'm still not sure how it works.

[–]XaeroR35 19 points20 points  (7 children)

It is like an amplifier for the router. It traces an object at one end and through geometry it recreates the same shape at the other end but larger.

[–]blackschy 35 points36 points  (0 children)

Other way around; the outcome is one half the size of the original.

[–]pplarestrange 9 points10 points  (0 children)

He explains in the video that it recreates the same shape but at half the size of the original, that's why he doesn't need a lot of detail for the template.

[–]Gedzfew 8 points9 points  (1 child)

This guy is amazing. I am not.

[–]not_charles_grodin 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Yeah, but I'm sure you're good at other things. You know, stuff and things you're good at. Right? Sure buddy. You hang in there. Nice talk.

[–]HeyZuesHChrist 10 points11 points  (9 children)

Why aren't these things a thing now? Patent the design!

[–]abc123shutthefuckup 22 points23 points  (6 children)

They're kind of a thing. He put the plans on the internet so anyone can download them and build their own. There's also a guy who has them manufactured out of metal and sells them for 700 something dollars

[–]wordsnwood 22 points23 points  (0 children)

Correction... he SELLS the plans on the internet. Also, the seller of the metal/prebuilt version has an agreement with him, it is not a ripoff.

[–]clopclopfever 11 points12 points  (1 child)

I am amazed... This guy is my new hero. I can't wait to make my own pantorouter! How have I not heard of this guy??

[–]PMmeYourNoodz 8 points9 points  (0 children)

hah, yeah thats the video i just watched.

[–]athanc 7 points8 points  (1 child)

This guy genuinely loves what he does and is very good at it. I know nothing about woodworking and design but it looks like it took quite a bit of creativity and time to make it work like it does in the final product. What impresses me most is that he hosts the plans for free online. I should buy this guy a beer somehow

[–]OutOfStamina 9 points10 points  (0 children)

What impresses me most is that he hosts the plans for free online.

Some plans are free, some plans he sells.

But even the plans he sells, he doesn't sell for much, and they're amazingly detailed. He puts as much or more effort into his plans than he puts into the design of his ideas.

[–]ndevito1 5 points6 points  (1 child)

I wonder how fast he could make another pantorouter now that he has a pantorouter.

[–]N8CCRG 10 points11 points  (1 child)

Thank you for the spelling. I heard "Panda router"

[–]phishtrader 24 points25 points  (14 children)

He pretty much lost me at that point. Up until the router jig, it was pretty much a project that most moderately skilled DIYers could pull off. It doesn't appear to be essential, but that was awfully impressive.

[–]PMmeYourNoodz 21 points22 points  (5 children)

at that point I was just thinking "forget some weird knife, that looks like a cooler project!"

[–]phishtrader 4 points5 points  (3 children)

It wasn't onscreen for very long, but it looked to be a modified pantograph jig. I just watched it again and that doesn't appear to be the case.

[–]dustlesswalnut 32 points33 points  (0 children)

It's the Pantorouter he invented. You can buy plans to make one on his website and another guy took his designs and made an aluminium one you can buy in a kit.

[–]znk 5 points6 points  (0 children)

His explanation of how it works is amazing.

[–]Tarantula_Crossing 86 points87 points  (0 children)

Oh shit you gotta warn me before linking to this guys videos. Always end up binge watching all his crazy wooden contraptions.

[–]Dkusmider92 644 points645 points  (52 children)

This video is so Canadian, it hurts.

[–]ROCKMP3 18 points19 points  (3 children)

The ultimate tell is his Lee Valley hand saw

[–]Dkusmider92 40 points41 points  (2 children)

I thought the ultimate tell was right here at 3:45. "I don't think I'll be able to get it back eauot"

[–]Snyderbl 15 points16 points  (1 child)

I didn't notice until he said, "I hope it fits because I don't think I can get it back oot"

[–]workavoidance 27 points28 points  (0 children)

'Hmm... I think this knife might be less useless than I thought it would be.'

[–]YearOfTheChipmunk 712 points713 points  (73 children)

I thought that this was a really stupid idea when I read the title. Skipped to the end and I'm actually really impressed with the way it cut up that cake into equal sized bites.

First thoughts aren't everything.

[–]s8l[S] 799 points800 points  (23 children)

I made this for people that wanted to skip it. But I think its more satisfying to watch the whole thing too.

[–]GraharG 211 points212 points  (2 children)

You know your audiences attention span well

[–]YearOfTheChipmunk 69 points70 points  (0 children)

You're right, the whole thing is worth it. Shows how much work went into it. Really quite impressive.

[–]360Logic 58 points59 points  (0 children)

Definitely belongs in /r/oddlysatisfying.

[–]ajax2k9 17 points18 points  (1 child)

You know if he made it a few segments longer he could just offset the knife each cut instead of flipping it each time....still epic though. I like how he made a "break press" from a few blocks of wood.

[–]BritishBrownie 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Also, I'm sure he knows this but it'd probably be easier to cut along the width of the cake and slide it along a bit for each cut rather than rotating the whole knife and cutting along the length. Easier still would be making a knife a hexagon-width longer than the length of the cake and sliding it along rather than rotating.

[–][deleted] 27 points28 points  (5 children)

I'm actually really impressed with the way it cut up that cake into equal sized bites.

Because equal sized squares are what?

[–]packtloss 10 points11 points  (3 children)

I dont do woodworking, but i watch Matthias' stuff (woodgears) a lot. He's such a smart, interesting guy - pretty much all his videos are like this.

[–]CrassHoppr6 21 points22 points  (2 children)

Maybe this a plan so he gets to eat all the scraps?

[–]WorkoutProblems 19 points20 points  (18 children)

Honestly why not just use a hex cookie cutter tho? Also isn't the size of the cake no limited since the cutter can only go so deep?

[–]YearOfTheChipmunk 97 points98 points  (11 children)

I don't really know why you're asking me...

[–]DrHelminto 9 points10 points  (5 children)

This might be the best answer I've been looking for...

And I've been spotting you a lot lately. How do you do?

[–]NuclearPissOn 140 points141 points  (26 children)

You can buy these, by the way. My mum has one for making scones.

[–]Eriiiii 142 points143 points  (19 children)

The amount of broken futons I've watched this guy turn into dressers or cabinets or work benches, I don't think he's too keen on buying anything he could make better and cheaper

[–]NuclearPissOn 73 points74 points  (1 child)

I think it's cool that he made it himself. I was just pointing out that similar items are available for purchase as people in this thread seem to be interested in them and are unlikely to make their own.

[–]load_more_comets 6 points7 points  (0 children)

$17 isn't bad for all the work involved.

[–]WorkoutProblems 18 points19 points  (10 children)

and cheaper

I'd say the labor in itself is far more expensive than $16.95

[–]semiwestern 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Well he had youtube in mind while making the knife so factor in ad revenue.

[–][deleted] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Your mom sounds really fancy.

[–]LittleOni 37 points38 points  (4 children)

At first, I couldn't understand why you'd want one of these. Now I don't understand how I don't have one.

[–]strallweat9 46 points47 points  (2 children)

Matthias is the shit. Seriously check out his other videos. The guy is a genius.

[–]secretbuzz 8 points9 points  (1 child)

He made tools to hold his tools to make new tools.


[–]elMoses 11 points12 points  (6 children)

if he made it a bit wider he would not have to turn it around everytime but just move it left/right a bit.

[–]ShaunBH 9 points10 points  (5 children)

Except then the knife won't fit down into the cake pan.

[–]klingerfish 42 points43 points  (10 children)

Why do you need to cut the cake like that when you can just eat it all yourself?

[–]Tgg161 18 points19 points  (1 child)

longtime fan of Matthias, ever since he made this wooden CD changer (~15 years ago? Damn I'm getting old.). Everything he makes is awesome.

[–]jonesyb 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Don't skip to the end! This video is so satisfying. I feel so calm and happy right now.

[–]logicalnoise 14 points15 points  (3 children)

[–]cowpen 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I was trying to remember where I'd seen this cake shape... Thanks!

[–]adam_demamps_wingman 6 points7 points  (1 child)

You bake cakes of different colors, cut out the slices, then rebuild in alternating colors. Then spark up.

[–]blueballzzzz 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I wonder why he didn't cut the wood vise he made to have a (slightly more than) 60o bend so he could simplify the process... seems pretty logical

[–]BarryMcKockinner 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I find it amazing that human tool development has reached the point where slicing cake and breads in normal patterns just isn't enough anymore. The ingenuity and various tools used in this process are staggering. I mean, how cush of a life are we living to be in the day and age where something like this can be developed? Checkmate Apes. Keep your stone tools. I'm about to eat some hex cake bruh.

[–]electricmaster23 4 points5 points  (0 children)

The editing on this is perfect.