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Youtube Video Perhaps you thought the bits of cardboard you meticulously painted metallic grey and sellotaped to your hands were an awesome Wolverine costume last Halloween. If you did, you lacked the sheer naked ambition, engineering knowhow and oodles of time available to one Colin Furze, who has made his very own fully …


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  1. Lionel Baden

    i love this guy

    no really i do !!!

  2. CaptainHook

    There's a man who'll end up stabbing himself one day.

    1. Don Jefe

      Probably, but sooner or later the gods of Engineering must have their sacrifice or you will be allowed no further progress. I miss my pinky sometimes, but not nearly as much as I would have missed all the things I did before, and after, the tithe was paid. I'm 99.9% certain this guy feels the same.

    2. Havin_it

      Possibly, though I suspect the maniacal laughter will continue without missing a beat.

      Cameron, do one good thing in your career and appoint this guy Engineering Czar or something.

    3. RISC OS


      ...go to scratch your eye and never see again

    4. Tom 11

      @ CaptainHook

      We can all dream...

  3. Anonymous Coward

    We need more...

    bonkers stuff like this!

    1. richardcox13

      Re: We need more...

      Check out of the rest of YouTube channel.

      Making a pulse-jet a bog-brush stand to power a BBQ is memorable.

  4. NoneSuch Silver badge

    Brilliant achievement, but someone needs to look at getting decaff coffee.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Or a hug from his mum.

      1. ian 22

        Speaking of mum, didn't she ever tell him not to run with knives?

        Although I wouldn't want to encounter him in a dark alley, well done!

      2. Euripides Pants Silver badge

        Re: Or a hug from his mum.

        Mum won't hug him while he's wearing that contraption!

  5. Bottle_Cap

    Hang on I've just got an itcarrgggghghghghghgh!

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    steel claws

    Yeh, Adamantium is so hard to come by these days.....

    1. Tachikoma

      Re: steel claws

      Well, Unobtanium is still 20 million a Kilo, so steel will have to do for your average garden shed boffinry.

  7. Lord Raa

    Now, the question is: how long before he gets recruited for el Reg's SPB?

    He would be quite the asset.

    1. Francis Boyle Silver badge

      I don't think

      I'd let him anywhere near my balloon.

  8. Anonymous Custard Silver badge

    50 ways to...

    he skewers the head of a blow-up Mystique doll

    Well it's certainly a novel (or Marvel), if somewhat extreme way to break up with your girlfriend...

    1. Mitoo Bobsworth

      Re: 50 ways to...

      "...a blow-up Mystique doll"

      Bargain - vendors usually charge extra for a toy that goes down on you!

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  10. Tony Haines

    Now he can go out and fight crime in his spare time.

  11. YetAnotherLocksmith

    Shame these are already illegal under UK law. (Just like everything else! )

    1. Don Jefe

      If Man waited on approval before taking action this post would be published via smoke signal or some manner of primitive semaphore instead of the Web.

      Regardless, I would argue they are either artwork or tools for work. Have you ever seen finger knives for warehouse workers? I know those are completely legal in the UK, and those are nasty, nasty things that could be used to kill someone (or open boxes) just as easily, and far messier, than these things.

    2. MrXavia

      How so?

      I know of no law that specifically mentions the creation of retractable metal claws as a criminal offence?

      The banned weapons laws are very specific, and even then its usually bans on sales/imports not possession/manufacture last time I checked.

      Although walking down the street with it would very likely get you arrested, but then again you can be arrested for carrying a walking stick if the police had reason to believe you intended to use it as a weapon...

  12. YetAnotherLocksmith

    Does anyone know what make of TIG welder that is? Looks ace. Lovely job he did.

    1. frank ly

      I liked the custom decor of his welding mask. He pays attention to the overall aesthetic of the event :)

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    1. Sorry, "Sorry that handle is already taken" is already taken.

      Re: Shouldn't there be...


      They extend from between the fingers, not from the fingers themselves.

    2. Martin Budden Bronze badge

      Re: Shouldn't there be...

      See for yourself.

  14. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Mad, crazy scientist

    In the making. Can't help but like him.

  15. 02X7Cm

    what a nutter

  16. Shoot Them Later

    According to his website, he's originally a plumber by trade, rather than a common or garden boffin. I reckon I'd let him do the plumbing at my house, but I'd check the taps *very* carefully before turning them on. Just in case.

    1. Tweetiepooh

      Taps nothing,

      I'd check that new toilet (and/or bidet) much more thoroughly.

  17. Chris G Silver badge

    Thith Guy needth an Igor

    Theriouthly! Jutht think of the amazing thingth he could do with a talented Igor athithtant.

    Pluth very utheful for reattatching any bitth of himthelf that he cutth off.

    1. BoldMan

      Re: Thith Guy needth an Igor

      Yeth mathster!

  18. ecofeco Silver badge

    Love it

    I was impressed that they actually cut.

    Now on to the home built turbo jet!

  19. Arachnoid

    I think

    He needs to meet the Mythbusters guys

  20. Truth4u

    That's even better than his jettle!

  21. h4rm0ny
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    Someone should just give him a couple of million quid...

    ...and then wait.

  22. Hollerith 1

    I want.

    That is all. I want. I WANT. I will happily do maniacal laughter is that is required.

  23. proud2bgrumpy

    For Lotus F1 Team the winning edge starts with the cloud powered by Microsoft Dynamics...

    blah blah blah blah! I am so sick of hearing those words before EVERY Youtube clip linked to from the Register.

    1. Anonymous Custard Silver badge

      Re: For Lotus F1 Team the winning edge starts with the cloud powered by Microsoft Dynamics...

      Given how badly they are doing this season (4 points out of 4 races so far, for an 8th place in Spain, and half of those due to a disqualification of someone else) I wonder if there's someone else in Redmond that's nervously looking out for knives. So seems altogether appropriate for this article topic, and maybe an opportunity for our featured chap.

      If it gets any worse the "winning edge" part may become false advertising. Although any comparisons between the fortunes of the advertiser and advertisee are strictly your own ;)

  24. Zog_but_not_the_first Silver badge

    You can buy a blow-up Mystique doll!!??

  25. txt3rob

    no one seem the pram he made? it has a word record i am sure of it!

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