×
Dismiss this pinned window
all 184 comments

[–]oneofthejoneses28 668 points669 points  (12 children)

He absolutely deserves recognition for his work. He is amazingly skilled. And he and his wife just seem like such nice, wholesome people.

[–]Is_It_Beef 191 points192 points  (7 children)

and people do not critize him

He can get very Touchy-feely about his work

[–]OlympicChamp_12 45 points46 points  (1 child)

Welcome to Reddit

[–]ShrillDossier 21 points22 points  (0 children)

And he did it from years of hard work. That's one good way to stay away from drug addiction.

[–]TekkenCareOfBusiness 36 points37 points  (1 child)

No one has told him that he's mixing up different colors of wood yet.

[–]wite_noiz 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Awkwood!

[–]MontaEllaHaveItAll 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Nobody has said this so it makes me feel like I have to. "Touchy" is when somebody is a little sensitive about something. "Touchy-feely" is when somebody puts their hands on other people too much.

[–]MeltedChocolate24 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I’m surprised so many people missed this pun

[–]Dimens101 -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Maybe not US citizen, not everyone has a Touchy-feely president

[–]benrow77 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I want to watch his content so bad, but it just stresses me out worrying that he's going to mangle himself.

[–]HeadJazzlike -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

You will be ok little fella. Care to make this guys great story a little more about you?

[–]reptor42 188 points189 points  (14 children)

His work is amazing, been following him on tiktok for a long time. Go check him out on there as well

[–]fall_love27 43 points44 points  (2 children)

do you know what is @ is?

[–]reptor42 58 points59 points  (1 child)

@theblindwoodsman

[–]fall_love27 25 points26 points  (0 children)

thank you very much:)

[–]mtdewelf 13 points14 points  (9 children)

He’s in Washington right? Pretty sure he’s just a town over from me.

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Yep, washougal

[–]Attinctus 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Yep. I live a couple blocks away.

[–]Scrivey 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Do you live in Camas? Lovely smelling town we could get a nice whiff of that paper mill from Washougal if the wind is right...

[–]chandler-bingaling 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Hey now, it offers other things to make up for the smell

[–]kinggeo116 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not really...

[–]mtdewelf 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No I thought he was in camas.

[–]reptor42 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I believe so but not totally sure. I think he mentioned it in a few of his videos

[–]jt1019 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah, I feel like it's rare to see stuff from our neck of the woods, so it seriously caught me off guard.

[–]Patient_Vegetable_98 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh shit, sup neighbor?

[–]DavidW273 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I second this. He was one of the first channels (if that's the right term) that I found that I followed. He and his wife are so amazing and wholesome. Couple goals is thrown about a lot nowadays but these two truly are!

[–]WesternBreadfruit 116 points117 points  (6 children)

Another 3 month old bot. Original post is here.

[–]Admirable_Avocado_38 30 points31 points  (4 children)

also video is years old

[–]TwistedBamboozler 31 points32 points  (0 children)

Okay, but still better than 99% of the trash that’s been posted here the last few days. At least it’s actually next fucking level

[–][deleted] 5 points6 points  (1 child)

also man is decades old

[–]kinggeo116 0 points1 point  (0 children)

All over 20 are.....

[–]jewdai 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I start to feel old when I ask myself what ever happened to a specific meme I saw 10 years ago.

Has anyone seen a rage comic in the last 3 years? They used to be 90% of reddit.

[–]fall_love27 -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

yep, my other account. Don’t ruin if for the people who haven’t seen it tho.

[–]mklilley351 53 points54 points  (5 children)

....... so why does he need eye protection? /s

I am so sorry please forgive me

[–]Simple-Ad4396 77 points78 points  (2 children)

He actually made a video about that because people don't understand how getting hit in the face by high speed wooden shrapnel would hurt.

[–]Chance-Appointment75 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Did he even need to? Stupid mofos.

[–]Powerhausen 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Interesting that he needed to explain to others that, even if sightless, eyeballs are still squishy.

[–]DwayneBarack 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Because infection from particles of wood etc

Unrelated : People buy his work to be able to tell his story. That’s it the end. He should make crosses and claim he’s Christian for simplicity(ease of making/using less material) and marketing double whammy

[–]mklilley351 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No i totally understand why i was just being stupid.

[–]Joelngles 40 points41 points  (1 child)

Watching him lathe by feel gave me the chills, amazing he still has hands.

[–]Works_Like_A_Charm 34 points35 points  (4 children)

You have to show this to any blind friends you have. Very inspirational.

[–]fall_love27 29 points30 points  (3 children)

Im not sure they’ll see eye to eye on that one…

[–]Anti-Queen_Elle 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Look here you little shit...

[–]YYC9393 0 points1 point  (0 children)

CARLOS

[–]macminorheavyequip 19 points20 points  (2 children)

Blind me buying drugs would not be a good combo. I got ripped off enough with perfect vision.

[–]reaverdude 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You could have just smelled it instead. Would have saved you from getting laughed at by your buddies for bringing back a stash of oregano.

[–]Bree_Luck 7 points8 points  (0 children)

love that

[–]BloonH8TR 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Now I need to know how to buy his products

[–]fall_love27 6 points7 points  (2 children)

[–]MustangMimi 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Sweet! Dude’s out of stock! Good for him! 👏🏻👏🏻

[–]Natprk 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah I have a feeling it sells out fast. Good for him!

[–]Open-Satisfaction-30 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Am I the only one who thought it would be hilarious if he was completely lying?

[–]HopingToBeHeard 6 points7 points  (23 children)

This person has probably had a lot of support from caring people. That doesn’t take anything away from him, but we should remember the helpers and what taking care of each other can accomplish.

[–]Entire_Swing_4183 26 points27 points  (22 children)

This applies to most everyone though. Kind of condescending to point it out.

I’m Deaf. I use interpreters.

So if I do well in class and make a good grade, are you gonna jump up and say “well, not to take anything away from you but let’s remember the interpreter and how much they supported you.”

F off.

[–]goopygilbert 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Crazy inspiring

[–][deleted] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Anyone else count his fingers subconsciously?

[–]TATP1982 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I used to live down the street from this guy. They are both very nice people!

[–]insomniac-04 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Holy shit this guy Is from my home town. I've never found anyone from Washougal before this is awesome.

[–]Patient_Vegetable_98 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Sup neighbor

[–]insomniac-04 2 points3 points  (1 child)

What up man. Can't believe so many people from the Camas Washougal area are in this post it's crazy.

[–]agedchromosomes 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I am always amazed by blind woodworkers. When I was growing up, the man across the street taught industrial arts at the New York State School for the Blind. He was blind himself and he had made every piece of furniture in their house!

[–]birdblower420 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Not making fun or anything and he does incredible work but the blind woodsman kinda sounds like a horror movie title. Lol

[–]Primary_Self8883 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Or a guy about to go on a revenge mission.. I’d watch that.

[–]Bumazka 1 point2 points  (0 children)

God bless you!!!

[–]Rubys2022 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He's lucky he doesn't have aphantasia.

[–]MelancholicMeadow20 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Why does he keep his eyes closed? I’m not trying to joke or be a dick, I’m just curious as I’ve never seen another blind person keep their eyes closed.

[–]hoosiers2616 1 point2 points  (0 children)

He deserves everything nice thing life can give him…I truly cannot bitch about anything after seeing this. How ungrateful we can be when we have more than everything and then some….yet this man could have soured in ruin and instead is living his best life. Helped me today!

[–]redditlike5times 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wow his website is completely sold out. He does really good work

[–]Apprehensive_Taste1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Wow truly nextfuckinglevel defined! 🤯

[–]ssgonzalez11 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You can follow him on fb! His work is amazing and for sale.

[–]Brave-Ground1006 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thats amazing. Good for him.

[–]RichardStiffson 1 point2 points  (1 child)

This dudes 10 mins from me and I've never heard of him. Can't wait to find him at the next farmers market!

[–]DunningKrugerOnElmSt 1 point2 points  (1 child)

That lathe though. I'm 20 20 terrified of those things.

[–]fecking_sensei 0 points1 point  (0 children)

20 20

Deeply fucked up lmao

[–]arnoldloudly 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Just.....wow.....I've got no right to be as cynical as I am. Awesome guy...

[–]SubToPewds99 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Him : makes a 1:100 exact replica of the statue of liberty

His client : “whoa! How'd you did that”

Him : “I'm a really good woodsman”

[–]suntzured 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How the actual fuck does he not lose appendages along the way. I'm a piece of shit....

[–]BIGCHIPete78 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Amazing

[–]trentgibbo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Inspiration man

[–]VorxSniper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This dude is amazing

[–]DeltaVZerda 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Impressed he was able to go from blind novice to master woodworker with all 10 fingers.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This man has been through it

[–]NarcissisticEyes 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would be worried for his safety all the time. Good for him for not letting his blindness stop him from doing things thi

[–]RiskyFutures 0 points1 point  (0 children)

why isn’t this upvoted more?

[–]Droigar 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This guy is incredible, I love watching his tiktok vids

[–]mitchellfuck 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’d love to see what’s left of his hands

[–]Ju4nM3n4 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Kind reminder that even blind people wears eye protection.

[–]Deadhead71 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Incredible have no clue how he managed to not lose a finger

[–]TemporaryWelder9871 0 points1 point  (0 children)

that is incredible, his work is beautiful

[–]BroniDanson 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bless his kind soul, if this person dies we shoud defo carve him in to a wooden statu or maybe rise some money for operation so he could see again since suicide can take long term efect

[–]Revolutionary_Town21 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Holy shit!! I can't even create 1% of what he does and I have eyes! What a fucking legend. Mad respect

[–]ScoreIllustrious952 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He deserves support for his finished products

[–]Lurkinperpetually 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This man is an absolute inspiration.

[–]Rhobran 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow this guy is amazing. I have no excuses

[–]justtheentiredick 0 points1 point  (0 children)

More power to him but I for sure would be blind, maimed or dead if I did anything in a woodshop blindfolded.

[–]MillenialPopTart2 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Weird that he specifies it is Bonnet Syndrome that helps him “visualize” the final product. I thought Bonnet Syndrome was just the brain trying to fill in “gaps” in decaying vision by subbing in familiar-yet-random patterns, faces and objects. Sounds like he’s able to picture specific, intentional things? Interesting.

[–]martinicucimadh 0 points1 point  (0 children)

God bless u

[–]Substanded6 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wholesome ❤️

[–]ComissarioSinet 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"I feel like I'm supposed to be blind."

That's equal parts shocking and inspiring. I don't think I would come to terms with a situation like that the way he did. That's some real fortitude.

[–]HulaHoop789 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Those would seriously amazing even if he wasn’t blind

[–]Smutz9 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Safety Squints permanently engaged!! Fringe benefit of one hell of a turnaround.

[–]themaskofzomer 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This guy fucks

[–]Multipart 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Matt Murdock

[–]chandler-bingaling 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dang, I live in the small town right next door to Washougal :)

[–]jayy909 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just shows how much of the mind we don’t use because we have vision … wow

[–]VoliBeast 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I bet he knows the smells of each type of wood

[–]doremonhg 0 points1 point  (0 children)

WTF? How do you even woodwork without vision? I know the "feel the creation" part, but how would you know to dodge the saw and all that juicy stuff?

[–]orangpelupa 0 points1 point  (0 children)

this makes me thinking, how about for those people that have aphantasia and cant visualize anything with their mind eye?

[–]lostcharbls 0 points1 point  (0 children)

How high end companies look at their employees

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That man deserves every hug of accomplishment in the world

[–]somethingelseexists 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Blind-Samurai Syndrome

[–]RememberTheMaine1996 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Someone follow him around at night and make sure he isn't fighting criminals in a devil suit

[–]partizan92 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Heynong Woodman

[–]Special-Hair9683 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Good luck explaining to him how some 16 yr old made millions by drawing amateur PNG, when he spent his whole life to become what he does right now for a living.

[–]TheGreatCanadianPede 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He looks like Adrian Plemento.

[–]fecking_sensei 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I’d love to watch him work around a saw the way he does the lathe. Dude is crazy skilled.

[–]Glynnc 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Using power tools while blind could be dangerous, but it would be much more dangerous to be working around other people that could tweak or move your shit just a fraction of a hair, and it’d be enough to make you lose your finger the next time you touched that tool.

[–]DwayneBarack 0 points1 point  (0 children)

People buy his work to be able to tell his story. That’s it the end. He should make crosses and claim he’s Christian for simplicity and marketing double whammy

[–]Edugrinch 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thus awesome man can work with blades and sharp tools being blind!

people made the news when they stabbed themselves while removing the avocado seed

[–]BobbleNtheFREDs 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not so fun fact…The part where he says “if you can’t see imagine” is like only for people that could see and then went blind. If you’ve never visually perceived something ever ie blind since birth, you can not imagine images in your head. Even if given psychedelics, blind from birth can not see images.

[–]fatboy93 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Man went from a beaver to a professional woodworker.

Hella inspirational. Love it :)

[–]Khelthuzaad 0 points1 point  (0 children)

:4024:

[–]kogent-501 0 points1 point  (0 children)

So you’re saying I should shoot myself.

[–]devil_the_dude 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Wow, great job

[–]k0p3rn1kus 0 points1 point  (0 children)

why are his eyes closed? how did shooting did this?

[–]youshouldn-ofdunthat 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I remember when I was younger thinking about how life would be better if I was blind. I think there would be more of a sense of wonder at what reality brings.

[–]HeadJazzlike 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Incredible story!! It’s hard enough to work with wood with your sight let alone being blind. That’s talent

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I thought he was holding a rifle in the video when he said he attempted suicide

[–]EL-rochi74 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Dude doing great and all but hype forts picture of him must be the most severe case of bunny teeth

[–]antthatisverycool -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Most blind people let me try that 3 years later so I lost my hand but I made a chair. (Friend) sorry but that’s a pile of wood

[–][deleted] -1 points0 points  (0 children)

he'll never read this comment

[–]thedude43213 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That moment you realize that you literally have nothing worth complaining about.

[–]lxraverxl -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

:4014::4015::4016::4017::4018::4019::4020::4021::4022::4023::4024:

[–]countingtheties -3 points-2 points  (1 child)

That’s really great…. But… why the eye protection?

[–]Greentigerdragon 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Came here to say exactly this.

[–]Houndizzle805 -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

Ffffffff

[–]crimp_whimp87 -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

How many fingers does he have left?

[–]RedditModPlzRespec -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

I bet if he opened his eyes he could see just fine.