>>932454 He is sloppy. He knows it too because I've seen him use fish eye lenses to cover up the fact that a tool cabinet he made wasn't square and the doors didn't line up. That said, he does make interesting projects.
I'd put him as a forth tier craftsman. First you have masters like Roy Underhill and Paul Sellers. Then you have skilled journeymen like half the good peeps on YouTube. Next there are skilled amateurs like Matthias Wandel and Steve Ramsey. Then you have Diresta. Better than half the hacks on YouTube but still in the hack territory. Jack off all trades, master of none.
>>932454 Really like and respect what he does. Sure he's not the best woodworker or welder in the world but he doesn't claim to be. I picked up lots of cool little tips (or what some fags would call 'hacks') from his videos which have inspired me to try and be more inventive in my own problem solving. I almost exclusively work with wood but what other channel are you going to pick up nicely edited, concise and interesting videos ranging from book binding to latex molds with no moron yammering on about some nonsense before hand? Good channel. I want one of his ice-picks
>>932593 What part of asking what somebody people think of Jimmy Diresta equals to what ever nonsense you just wrote? Every sane person would understand that the OP is asking about his work, not whether or not beats his family, rapes kids or is cuck you warped fucking faggot. So I repeat that you should follow your own advise and fuck off back to /b/ or /trash/ you retarded mong.
>>932571 I'd rather have Jimmy Diresta outfitting my house rather than Chris Schwartz, Roy Underhill, Paul Sellers and all those other cucks, they all just recreate past works while Jimmy is creative and has his own eye and a style all his own.
>>932691 Sorry. Theres rednecks out in the boonies where I live that have more artistic talent then jimmy. Hes 7/11 on the scale. Paul and roy also do things the right way. While indeed they could use power tools to speed shit up. That isnt the point of their teachings... If you weren't such a turbo autist you would understand.
>>932454 I like him. He's not the best at anything, but he's good at everything. You can't really compare him to other people that do a single thing really well, you don't see sellers machining, you dong see clickspring woodworking, you don't see Mattias welding.... but you see Jimmy do all of these, sometimes in the same video, and not terribly, even if not greatly.
>>935887 True, I'm subscribed to him as well, but I find his videos somewhat more.. detailed. I don't mind, but I watched an hour video on forging a bolt to repair a saw mill once. I learn a lot, but still doesn't seem like a valid comparison. Jimmy would be like the elected king of diy, where Rucker would be the ceo of renaissance inc.
>>934228 Fuckin thank you, pause any of his videos at any frame and you can almost always see at LEAST 3 "DiResta" shit sprays on everything in his fuckin cave of a workshop. its like he made the stencil one day and went apeshit with it the font's annoying too
been following him since he built a big dome out of Styrofoam coolers then built a giant 8 legged robot now he lives on an island in panama building big solar powered catamarans out of fiberglass and is building a castle
I only recently started watching his stuff, and I think he's a perfect example of how you don't have to be very good at what you do in order to make awesome stuff.
I mean the fit and finish on his stuff is bad enough you can see it in the youtube video, his welds are atrocious, he goes ham sandwich on everything with that brad nailer, and still, at the very end, he's got a really cool something-or-other that gives me so many ideas for stuff to do.
Besides that, his videography is good, and he balances detail with interest in the composition of his videos
I just don't like that he crunched up a restorable classic Dart to make tables.
>>938316 A lot if howarths tools haven't been manufactured in the last 50 years, so if anything, he's doing a great thing by keeping those gems in working order and on display. I love the look of old machinery and when it works it's fantastic.
Matthias also doesn't think twice if giving his own opinion of things as he's isn't a shill. So yeah we can see what brand tools he's using and if they're crap he'll say so.
As for diresta painting everything, as already mentioned, he gets a lot if views and that's capitalism. He had a video tour of his shop and he mentioned if tools were given to him and by whom so he's honest about it but as said, if he's paid for the tools he doesn't owe that tool company brand placement or advertising so I can't fault him for it.
And imagine having that many subs and constantly getting asked about what do you think of xyz brand abc tool. It takes focus away from what he's doing.
>>939249 It's a great way to get a 1/4" piece of bar through your temple. At the college I went to, some chucklefuck left the chuck key in what we called the "big boy". Chuck was like 3-4 feet in diameter and weighed a few hundred pounds. He turned the lathe on and the key flew out, hitting a passing instructor 40 feet away, breaking three ribs. It's the same as trigger discipline on a gun, the chuck being the trigger and the key your finger. If it's not being used, it doesn't belong on it.
>>939467 Because instead of adding expensive, complex parts to 50 year old machines, they expect you to do what all machinists in history have done. Not be a fucking retard and take the chuck key out. Literally the first thing they drill into your head.
>>939482 >There's no reason for the parts to be "expensive" or "complex". I'm really quite curious, what kind and where would you put an interlock on a 50 year old lathe so it knows if the chuck key is in or not without it being complex or expensive? Really it's about drilling it till it's second nature. At the college I'd call anyone out if they did it and eventually you just stop doing it.
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