Absolutely Brilliant: Watch Mr Hand Tool Rescue Restore A 1920s IBM Computing Cheese Cutter – This Thing Is Amazing


Absolutely Brilliant: Watch Mr Hand Tool Rescue Restore A 1920s IBM Computing Cheese Cutter – This Thing Is Amazing

Of all the stuff this guy has worked on and saved over the years, who’d have thought that a damned cheese cutter would be top five or even top three cool! This is not just a pivoting blade, though. This is an ingenious machine made by some company called International Business Machines. Maybe if they shortened it to IBM someone would have picked up on it. Hey, just our opinion.

You are looking at a mechanical cheese cutting computer. Seriously. There’s the blade and a rotating wooden base. There are also two arms below that base. One of the arms sets the weight of the cheese block you are going to cut and the other one rotates the base to the right weight of cheese to hack off in order to get it right for the customer. It sounds weird and it is but when you see it work at the end you will truly appreciate this machine’s simple brilliance.

We love the attention to detail shown here. If there is a singular thing we have learned from watching these videos over the years it is the fact that the dude doing the work does not cut a single corner. From the fasteners right on up, he makes sure when it is done, it’s as good and as close to original as possible.

Now, I need some gouda!

Press play below to see the restoration of this simply brilliant machine –


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One thought on “Absolutely Brilliant: Watch Mr Hand Tool Rescue Restore A 1920s IBM Computing Cheese Cutter – This Thing Is Amazing

  1. Jeff

    Very interesting video, dude has some skills for sure. Who would have ever thought a cheese cutter could have so much cool mechanical technology?

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