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November 14, 2019 10:45 AM   Subscribe

 
This is good content.
posted by Fizz at 11:01 AM on November 14 [2 favorites]


extremely delighted by the backyard havoc it causes on the first test run
posted by poffin boffin at 11:18 AM on November 14 [4 favorites]


man i bet this guy could make a mobile wooden barrel hot tub for a bathtub geralt cosplay.
posted by poffin boffin at 11:22 AM on November 14 [6 favorites]


I had a hard time watching him wearing a necktie around all that machinery and had to skip ahead, but was duly impressed by the working product.
posted by gusottertrout at 11:48 AM on November 14 [4 favorites]


Yeah, what is with the shirt and tie?
posted by Joakim Ziegler at 12:22 PM on November 14


I know I am old because all I could pay attention to was his complete lack of any sort of safety gear.
posted by brand-gnu at 12:25 PM on November 14 [6 favorites]


Junkrat wouldn't wear safety gear.

He wouldn't wear a necktie either, though.
posted by Foosnark at 12:27 PM on November 14 [2 favorites]


Yeah, what is with the shirt and tie?

It's a safety tie.

A lot of schools in the UK have dress codes that involve a shirt and tie, even public schools. So for a lot of people, a shirt and tie just becomes a part of the habit of being dressed.
posted by Your Childhood Pet Rock at 12:43 PM on November 14 [1 favorite]


> I know I am old because all I could pay attention to was his complete lack of any sort of safety gear.

Manic self-endangerment is Furze's trademark.

He does tuck the tie in when he's leaning over motorized equipment, but yeah the lack of eye protection in particular was a constant distraction.
posted by ardgedee at 12:54 PM on November 14


I still sort of miss "can make a jet engine with a junkyard turbine, a rivet tool and a toilet paper holder" Colin over Mr. Has A Machine Shop In His Shed, but it's still amusing.
posted by Kyol at 1:27 PM on November 14 [1 favorite]


This was my introduction to this chap, and I'm delighted and impressed... by everything but the lack of safety glasses!
posted by itesser at 1:30 PM on November 14


Great skills, great ideas, well produced and edited.

But he is 100% gonna get someone killed when they follow his lead, so fuck him and his channel.
posted by Gaz Errant at 1:39 PM on November 14


I've seen him wearing safety goggles on at least some occasions, but doing it "wrong" for the camera is indeed part of his particular style, and he's pretty explicitly not a "how-to" channel (notice that he doesn't talk at all about most of what he's doing and the cuts are far too rapid for anyone to use them as a blueprint, and don't include the vast bulk of the actual work). The only time he's encouraged others to follow his lead was with his book of experiments/builds for kids, which was heavy on the safety guidelines.
posted by Scattercat at 2:05 PM on November 14 [1 favorite]


This is one of the safer things he's made (spinning belt of knives being on the opposite end).
posted by tayknight at 2:23 PM on November 14


He doesn't even bother to put a safety warning on his videos. I reiterate that he's going to end up getting someone killed. People are stupid, and videos like this make stupid people do stupider things.
posted by Gaz Errant at 2:37 PM on November 14


One of Colin Furze's earliest debut videos featured him building a rickety "Wall of Death" and then riding a shitty old underpowered scooter into it and trying to get all the way up on the wall. He crashes a lot. I mean, a whole lot.

This is also the same person that's put a massively oversized pulse jet on a bicycle and went way too fast. He's also done stuff like covered a truck in like a million giant bottle rockets or fireworks mortars and lit them all off. I think he also did a fireworks suit.

I'm surprised he has limbs left. He doesn't seem to... get injured or anything. He's like one of those skateboarders that seems to be nigh-invulnerable and even though they crashe harder than anyone they never seem to actually catch any road rash or anything.

Anyway, yeah, he's not big on safety.

I'm mainly annoyed at his music choices and wonder what world he lives in where the only music available seems to be his friends 2000s-sounding hardcore angry young man punk and emo/screamo bands.
posted by loquacious at 2:56 PM on November 14 [1 favorite]


I did not know his name before, but I thought this guy looked familiar.
posted by louche mustachio at 3:40 AM on November 15 [1 favorite]


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