Trapped ring puzzle/trick IMPOSSIBLE (not really)

***And another addition:
Wow. Thousands of angry and offensive comments. So:
Comments relating to this video, relevant ideas, and constructive conversations will remain un-moderated.

But, because there is no reasonable, intelligent person who would concern him/herself with wasting time to make an anonymous analysis of a person like me, if you do make a comment about me, here is what you can expect:
#1 Your initial (useless) comment.
#2 My reply. Matched to suit, insults and all.
#3 Your angry and even less relevant reply.
#4 I get the last word. All further replies are removed.

If you make a statement relating to my person, you are clearly demonstrating to me that you are neither reasonable nor intelligent; thus, you will become like a piece of meat to me, and I will use your pointless points for my own amusement and for the amusements of others. Seriously, think about this: We don't know each other. How is it fair for you to make judgments about me, when you know so little? Don't be that guy. Do you think I'm smug, arrogant, narcissistic, or pretentious? Well, unless you have a few videos with a million plus views, keep it to yourself. You would not believe the offensive drivel that leaks out of this place.

***The following was later added:
Secret spoiler comments are now removed, and there is now a keyword filter. The comment that makes me laugh is the "did anyone else notice..." type. Yes, everyone else noticed. In fact, the filter catches around 30 of these comments a day, and then there is the other 5 or 10 per day that I have to remove manually because so many commenters can't spell.

It is a bit sad that un-moderated comments get so bad. One of the most surprising things about it is how many of you talk without listening; it is not uncommon to see ten of the same comment in a row (because nobody reads what others say), nor is it unusual for me to read dozens of comments about a topic that is answered in the first line of the description. Sorry if it seems as though I am chastising you, because your having taken the time to read this is evidence that none of this actually applies to you.

***Original description:
Because of the cruel irony that is the way that youtube views are distributed, this video will likely go largely ignored, but the idea was this: remember that surprisingly popular pinball in a cube video? I figured that I should try to repeat some of its success by reproducing the formula a little bit (including, but not limited to, use of the word "impossible" in the title for views). I think, but I can't be sure, that this puzzle/trick is better by all measures than the pinball one. I'm not really sure, because I was never really fooled by this puzzle, because I designed it. I'm not trying to sound like I'm so clever, it's just that I don't really know how long this puzzle would have stumped me, because I've never been faced with solving this particular problem. Pay attention to the moment that you knew, for certain, how the trick worked. Often we just give up and wait for the solution to be presented to us, but it sure is satisfying when you work it out for yourself. For exactly that reason, I wanted the video to progress in such a way that it reveals itself ever so slowly (for those who don't spoil it by skipping to the end), which forces the viewer's brain to work at least a little towards figuring it out for themselves. Maybe I'm thinking too much into this, but maybe not. I mean, if a stadium full of people are going to watch this, I have at least some small responsibility to those people, in the sense that they should be engaged or be improved in some way after being distracted from their lives by watching it. Maybe if some of them learn the general idea of what an algorithm is, they didn't waste their time. Whatever. Maybe I'm not that good at it, but I just try to make videos in a way that would interest me if I were the one watching. Well, I'm sending this video public right now, and I am very curious to find out how well received this puzzle will be. Thanks for listening.

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Author Michael M ( ago)
Don't worry about anybody's bad comments. I think what you did is pretty cool. The final product looks very professional.

Author Enrique Parra ( ago)

Author Екатерина Дубровина ( ago)
the puzzle itself is lame, however, watching you building it was very educational. Have learned a couple of new things. Thumbs up!

Author walshy ( ago)
Nice video man. I enjoyed it a lot. Loved the little surprise and yes there are a lot of negative types out there who thrive on slinging insults towards others whom they don't even know. It's a reflection of how one would act in a car for example during a road rage incident. People are so tough when they are at a distance or hidden behind a computer somewhere anonymously. It's sad actually. Keep up the good work.

Author Scott H ( ago)
Great video and love your description. Sucks you got so many dislikes on it. The views make up for it though ;)

Author ken sims ( ago)
Now I got to Google who invented the magnet, the cool stuff they never taught me in school.

Author I Bleed Mercury ( ago)
use a simple masking tape depth gauge on the drill bit there, snoochy. (you DID say you were going for precision?)

Author Vinny SUSHI ( ago)

Author meme kid ( ago)
this is just like when my slinkey got stuck to my headphone set, it took me about 5 - 9 minutes to get it off,

Author Joel Courtney ( ago)
How does this have 9 million views? Not complaining, just curious.

Author Joshua Giusti ( ago)
immediately figured the center post but I do appreciate how thorough and meticulous you are it's a very nice finished product

Author Orgami Guy ( ago)
This blow my mine away

Author kevinLAWLESS420 ( ago)
Would you sell one?

Author JeffTheCat ( ago)
Thi video is a show off of his creativity and tools.

Author Pumuckl ( ago)
Honestly, I figured the trick out in the five seconds I saw the thumbnail.

Author Jason Shifflett ( ago)
Keep making good videos,! I have subscribed to your channel. Nice secret. ;)

Author Kawaii Dino ( ago)

Author Jaime Piocuda ( ago)
Very meta puzzle video. Puzzles hidden in a puzzle reveal video.

Author Nick Duel ( ago)
I like this because it's more than meets the eye. Fairly complicated build but easy solution, I like it. Do you sell these?

Author Sowmya Akshay ( ago)
That puzzle  was so easy when you know the trick.

Author electronicwiz101 ( ago)
Initial (useless) comment.

Author Miguel Garriga ( ago)
I can invent better things than that,for example:A MACHINE THAT CAN FLY FASTER THAN OTHER ONES THAT YOU HAVE!!!!!!??????

Author Ulises Acosta ( ago)
Whose watching this in 2017

Author artistic devotions ( ago)
thank you for sharing your knowledge and time with us.

Author Daniel Burd ( ago)
Well done

Author Douglas Chitwood ( ago)

Author Emma Grantham ( ago)
when you said as deep as possible for the drill holes

Author Zach R ( ago)
I have an idea that'd make that same puzzle twice as difficult. PM me if you'd like to know.

Author Jesse Milligan ( ago)
without watching, I thought that was gonna be the solution. I was right.

Author Nick Martens ( ago)
-baby lock them doors and turn the lights down low-

Author Tamara Karpina ( ago)

Author Oliveros ( ago)
I would like to buy one of you? Will you send me one?

Author Swarnkar Rajesh ( ago)
Such a perfection!

Author Lycon 721995 ( ago)
2:99 i got the trick

Author Christian Mendoza ( ago)
You are so stupid. There is no trick to this. This isn't like the tangled ring tricks in any way. Moron.

Author Rainy antunes ( ago)
i need to use this to troll my friend DUH

Author M Entertainments ( ago)
Thank you for this amazing video.
you will love this:

Author Revekka Estacado ( ago)
This was interesting and relaxing to watch and listen to.
Thank you very much.
Don't mind all the trolls..

Author David Cerveaux ( ago)
The magnet and great video 👌

Author Console MonsterX ( ago)
I figured it out the second I saw it. I've always been good at these kind of puzzles. This one was really easy. checking the posts would've been my first try. The wood would've been my second.

Author Moola Moose ( ago)
I really liked the flathead drill bit mod, I'll definitely be using that in the future.

Author BIlly the SMall Bong thorton from india ( ago)
how is this a puzzle? im sure if you gave this to a 5 year old. he/she will figure this out. i kinda figured this was a waste of time.

Author LadybugsPicnic one2III ( ago)
The description is genius!(and funny as all hell !) The "puzzle"is more a mechanical "sleight of hand" , nonetheless a nicely made and assembled puzzle. When you were drilling the holes was when I twigged. ;)

Author no way ( ago)
could I have one please?

Author Rhys Tal Cernunnos ( ago)
I didn't expect it to be a cheap trick. That is for sure.
But the work into the making of it is gorgeous.

Author hoObzeen ( ago)
i figured it out when u showed me the puzzle

Author K2 Hbu ( ago)
First puzzle Resident EVIL ....

Author Rene Aensland ( ago)
Cool video, until I read your description. Thumbed Down. Not cool for the YouTube community.

Author MordecaiXLII ( ago)
3:58 Hey David! Nice to see you.

Author Big Gomez09 ( ago)
love the puzzle you slipped in here. lets say its a line that all youtubers use at the end of their videos.

Author sfx944 ( ago)
david hasselhouf @ 3:59?

Author Cyproduction ( ago)
4:38 If I had this I would hold it all day, looks so smooth and beautiful.

Author Giacomo Indri ( ago)
hasselhoff's portrait at 4:00 it's the best thing ever seen

Author DODDSYS DEVILS ( ago)
when you first said magnet

Author Lee Care Gene ( ago)
I wonder why i end up clicking on this video again after 2 years. Is it clickbait?

Author TGP Cambo ( ago)
I love it

Author Quantom Miracle ( ago)
found out at 0:38 but kept watching coz your workshop is satisfying as fuck

Author Samuel Steel ( ago)
Don't really think using a magnetic method counts

Author rico suave ( ago)
you are very sneaky sneaky sir..

Author Highlander ( ago)
Theres a name for puzzles like this that cant really be solved unless you have inside information. In the gaming community we call it a developer door, and yes we always feel cheated =p

Author Jevvie R ( ago)
It would be really fun to give it to my bestfriend as a present. hahahah xD I bet he'll look like a fool trying to get the ring out 😂😂😂. Good thinking on that puzzle 😁😁

Author Carat Cranker ( ago)
I haven't seen any comments below the one I am leaving now, even though I read the above upsetting comments of users leaving negative comments. OK, first glance is this guys give away, he has made the impossible puzzle [forget the cheat middle post], I say impossible, for people assume he is saying the ring is on a fixed middle pin like the rest. If this was the case, it's impossible without breaking something, so, STRAIGHT away, I knew, either the ring somehow retracted or broke apart somewhere, OR the centre pin. The are NO other options [assuming the ends are fixed like you would]. Not assuming they are, well, I guess there are 3 options. A COOL puzzle none the less, he has put a lot of thought and nice craftsmanship into this. He needs credit here for an excellent job!.      Myself?   I prefer puzzles that have no cheats like this, like the one I just saw with the red and green ball on the rope, with a ring on the red ball, you had to get it onto the green ball but the centre post and timber ring are designed to make this an AMAZING, awesome brain meltdown, and it can be done, I saw the guy do it.

Author pullupseattle ( ago)
these are great videos to watch when you're stoned. Two thumbs up.

Author Kelsey Ripley ( ago)
Go get a lathe. These round projects will go a lot quicker.

Author Edwin Tan ( ago)
5 min in to this: it really looks very impossible

1hr into the puzzle: it's impossible

48 hours into the puzzle: I'm out of instant noodles mum!!!

56hours into the puzzle: SMASHES IT WITH A HAMMER

Author gunjan jambhulkar ( ago)
at first look I guess that middle bar is not rigid as seems to be,

Author Drew Lovelyhell ( ago)
When you give the actual puzzle to someone, how long does it take them to solve?
My guess would be not long.. maybe a minute.
There's not that many ways to test it.. the middle pole is the one with the ring.. maybe it moves...
I like to think I would solve this pretty quick. Not that I'll ever know.

Author realblakrawb ( ago)
I knew When the objective of the puzzle known, based on thickness of both wooden components. Tradeshow booth carpenter tricks.

Author Yung King ( ago)
I want one

Author Ondrej Pazdernik ( ago)
he's insanely good with the tools..

Author MilesDei ( ago)
I figured it out almost instantly, there is only 1 possible way that one can work.

Author James G ( ago)
Since The only problem piece is the centre post, I would think anyone attempting to solve it would try to move the post, discovering it did indeed move enough to remove the ring.

Author Roy Rogers ( ago)
While you were watching this... Russians just hacked your cell phone antenna and stole personal information.

Author norteehki ( ago)
I saw how it works a soon you shown the little magnet. Good work.

Author Tommy Black ( ago)
We used to have a grey cat.

Author SeinfeldTheAnalGiver ( ago)
Nice concept, but the description was pretty edgy.

Author Jewell Ashley ( ago)
How to avoid marrying a moron? Give this to him and find out which is the smartest, and the one who can solve it is a real keeper lmao. Same thing for a women gentalmen but she'll probably be pretty pissed off enough to throw it right in the center your brain.

Author Jaydon Ferguson ( ago)
I realized how it worked when you brought the magnet out

Author BlitZ Half autor ( ago)
its a trap!!!

Author Andrew Dunkley ( ago)
The moment you mentioned the center hole would be deeper than the others

Author Jared Garrido ( ago)
Bro, I read all your explanation and I'm with you : ) for me was very interesting a amazing to see how much effort you put in order to make the puzzle, I bet that a lot of the stupid people commenting aren't close to make a piece of wood craft like the one you made, neither have the brain to create a puzzle as you did. Good for you bro, keep uploading videos! One last thing what is the reason for the secret code? I know what time says, but I don't get the idea, maybe is because I'm from a different culture :$ sorry bro :(

Author Sean Cumiskey ( ago)
So I need a wood shop, metal shop, a whole bunch of other shit, and autism ? I'll stick with card's.

Author Zack Miramontez ( ago)
am I the only one who noticed his weird thumbs?

Author Miguel Clarke ( ago)
Hey man, really nice to see your craftsmanship on display here, in a world of cultural decline it's crafter's who take pride and responsibility in their work who make it a better place.
Much love from Mellbourne.
No school like the old school.

Author Akeem Romany ( ago)
quality craftsmanship

Author Xander Kane ( ago)
I figured out how this worked, when he showed us how it worked!

Author Hotsauce is Lethal ( ago)
Nice craftsmanship! You got me man, I knew there was some cheat to it

Author Luis Solis ( ago)
interesting examples 🖒

Author mkzhero ( ago)
I think one of the first things most people would try is jerking the poles, especially the center one, and since it gives way, it makes this puzzle an easy one.. So easy in fact that I see no point in it existing. I think a much cooler idea would be making the base and/or top thicker and inserting some sort if mechanism that would react to slight turns and jerks in the three supporting poles, and the middle would unlock after a certain combination of moves.

Author SHARE H!S V!S!0N ( ago)
Have you seen the japanese puzzle with the 2 balls and the ring? I would love to see you solve that without watching the whole video! When I was watching that I thought of you and this video. Title is 10 year old impossible puzzle.

Author sfgmanCA ( ago)
dude, not impressed at all. thats like somethin used as a prop in a movie or somethin. the first time anyone looks at it theyre gonna know that the center post can move or theres a way the ring can open.

Author Pochola Abulog ( ago)
i cant do the heart

Author Bosses Crusher ( ago)
I wanna marry a carpenter

Author Kahoot Raiding ( ago)
this guy would make a great creepy pasta reader

Author Irina Bonney ( ago)
3:58 that is a quality picture frame.

Author Reilly Nguyen ( ago)
This video changed my life

Author Fletch Lives Daily ( ago)
nice job. it just looks good sittin on the table...

Author Scott00 ( ago)
Wow so easy to make, just $10,000+ in shop tools and an entire day worth of time.

Author Ludmila Marešová ( ago)
Such a beautiful, high-end puzzle and it's so easy to solve. Such a let-down...

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