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This was posted on another forum and I thought you may enjoy the quality of the handwork.
|Mike Poole||10/10/2018 07:47:59|
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|Tim Rowe||10/10/2018 07:51:55|
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|Harry Wilkes||10/10/2018 08:25:38|
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|Michael Gilligan||10/10/2018 08:29:56|
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Nice work, beautifully shot and edited.
... much better than some 'craftsman at work' programmes on TV
|Mick B1||10/10/2018 08:30:44|
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It's like a Bosch painting - an amazing piece of work, and as mad as a box of frogs.
|Ron Laden||10/10/2018 08:34:28|
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A true craftsman in many ways.
|Trevor Crossman 1||10/10/2018 10:07:01|
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A fantastic piece of work - - in all senses of the word! Artistry in metal and I almost expected one of Terry Pratchett's wizards to be lurking in the corner of the forge.
|Nick Clarke 3||10/10/2018 15:37:43|
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Or even four feet to spring out of the bottom of the chest !
|Neil Wyatt||10/10/2018 15:53:39|
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Superb craftsmanship, but I bet his files don't last long being worked like that!
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What a superb build! … & all to lock up the last Rollo in the pack...
|Cornish Jack||10/10/2018 17:57:03|
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Exquisite handiwork! Unfortunately, nowadays, if I had one, by the time I got it open I would have forgotten why I wanted to!!
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Used to have to do better than that daily till 8 yrs ago to a lot finer tolerances.
Key to the close fit is working clean and sizing the two together. Trouble is hardening and tempering changes that, often a gaining in tolerance therefore needs fitting down after.
12" bastards the best we could find since 2003 would 3 days. Bahco wouldnt last the hour! Pre 2003 similar files would last two weeks, same with Vallorbe and all other producers quality went down the pan.
Would be hard to put a price on that as not everythings shown. Suffice to say at going rate that would warrant at least £20k, nice work.
|Simon Williams 3||11/10/2018 00:04:21|
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I agree with all of the above, what a piece of work!. I'm left with admiration for the inventiveness and diligence that saw the project through to its conclusion, but also with an enormous question.
Not how was it done, that was magic, nor even how did it happen that the completed gismo did what it set out to do, but how on earth did the magician find the time and resources to see this to its conclusion?
I've had two episodes of being self employed,, and I learned very quickly to say the Lord's Prayer before getting out of bed each morning. Give us this day our daily bread; making things is all very appetising but it doesn't pay the mortgage until you sold it and moreover collected the debt.
So either I'm missing something, or Jesse Beecher knows something I don't. Well, actually it's pretty obvious that he knows a whole lot of stuff that I don't. But HOW does the author of this manage to fund the resources to see something as downright jolly clever as this to fruition?
I looked through the video, and said to myself "there's a year's work in that". £20K isn't enough.
Rgds to all Simon
|Richard brown 1||11/10/2018 08:18:32|
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Very clever but they would use an angle grinder to get in.
Edited By Neil Wyatt on 11/10/2018 10:15:51
|Dave C||11/10/2018 08:42:47|
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Have a look on Sethgould.com for more of his work.
|Mick B1||11/10/2018 08:43:45|
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The thing reminds me of the complex 16th century 'Armada' chests you sometimes see on the Antiques Roadshow.
Whereas a locomotive or traction engine model in such a cost range would have the capability to amuse and amaze thousands of children and adults in its working life, this casket speaks of secretive concealment and protection - paranoia executed in metal.
You have to wonder how many objects there are, that would fit inside it, that could justify such expenditure in their protection.
Especially since, as Richard points out above, there are so many effective ways of bypassing the ludicrously elaborate unlocking procedure that such protection can't possibly be effective in today's world.
That's why I think it's mad.
But it does occur to me that perhaps the real product here isn't the casket - it's the video - and the objective is a revenue stream associated with that; advertising wrapped around it, or suchlike. If that's the case, all bets are off - what we've been seeing could contain fakery and exaggeration at all sorts of levels that I don't know enough even to describe.
Edited By Mick B1 on 11/10/2018 09:01:18
|Neil Wyatt||11/10/2018 09:11:08|
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I was more thinking that he doesn't appear to lift the file for the return stroke, although it could be the sound effects.
|Neil Wyatt||11/10/2018 09:14:59|
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If it wasn't made as a commission, it will end up with a rich American collector or in the Joe Martin museum.
You can be sure it wasn't the only thing he worked on for two years and that it will bring him plenty of future work.
(It's always possible that he made it for the Cenobites....)
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