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 It's Just Milk I Swear ( ago)
extreme levels of autism in the description. copy pasta worthy.

Author zBigon ( ago)

Author Mike Shuttleworth ( ago)
This was really impressively made, but his voice is intense, felt like i was in trouble for something!

Author Ermal Koci ( ago)
you sound a lot like seth from seth's bike hacks...

Author Shirley Dayne Vincoy ( ago)
you're so serious

Author barryschwarz ( ago)
Figured it out from the thumbnail, but I'd looked at a few other puzzles beforehand, one with a ball bearing and two magnets in each half of a cleverly designed "dovetail" box that kept the thing from sliding open. That one needed a tap to shock the ball into the deeper hole. I probably wouldn't have guessed yours without having viewed the other video.

Author MrPeterpott ( ago)
excellent workmanship

Author Popart 2015 ( ago)
That isn't a puzzle is more like a secret... So, not really!

Author martin watkins ( ago)
Nice touch with that little puzzle haha

Author train heavy ( ago)
was that a photo off George Michael at 3.58

Author jeff french ( ago)
major skills. makes me wish i was back in woodshop.

Author William Colt ( ago)
when you said the word magnet.

Author gaetz miller ( ago)
glad I came across your channel!

Author Ju Ping Ng ( ago)

Author Vatra ( ago)
Would you be interested in selling me one of these things? I really want one.

Author Vatra ( ago)
I want one. I collect odd little bobbles and puzzles. This thing would fit right in.

Author dazed and confused ( ago)
nice carpentary skills,of course smooth tools

Author Vince Tyy ( ago)
hahah good way to cheat

Author antony pye ( ago)
after reading the description and then the comments as advised, I feel that I have been supplied with a reflection of myself and society

Author Void Keloid ( ago)
I figured it out as soon as I saw the magnet

Author Cherry Pie ( ago)
Where can you buy these?

Author Roy B ( ago)
9 million views... only 100k subs... makes no sense. This guy is awesome

Author Trinity Calloway ( ago)
Do you sale these? If so I'll buy one. BTW good job

Author bircan doğaroğlu ( ago)
What's up with dislikes? That's a great video.

Author BrassGuitar ( ago)
Nice woodwork

Author Haiying Zeng ( ago)
on the second puzzle at 0:20, can someone please tell me how to put it back together...

Author Oliver Berglind ( ago)
Does the comment filter really matter since you show us it anyway

Author Jarett Bill ( ago)
wait the description is confusing me does it mean if you send hate he gets the last laugh

Author Wtf_Pls_Stfu Thx ( ago)
Love the David hasslehoff photo by your grinder haha. Gave me a good inquisitive chuckle. Cool video

Author Pablo Chuy ( ago)
I know how you feel, annoyed... however this video was cool! (:

Author STRAUSSLER V-3&4 ( ago)
I know the trick! "Where's my axe?"

Author Forsaken Predator ( ago)
this is a cool trick but it is the worst puzzle ever. takes no talent to solve

Author tripical ( ago)
i feel bad for this faggot

Author Melissa Whisenant ( ago)
I knew they were going to be adjustable...but thought it would be more than one post that could be moved. I'd love to give this to my daughter to solve!

Author The Marlie Show ( ago)
this is really cool

Author Wimo Tapia ( ago)
I would like to get one of those for a unboxing video

Author Zom Bee ( ago)
I didn't figure it out. You showed me at the end!

Author I Love Secular Talk ( ago)
This was extremely anti climactic. This is no trick....

Author SECONDQUEST ( ago)
Yeah shit video, you talk like someone with no social skills or idea what you are saying. Those "superficial marks" on the post aren't superficial if you literally explain their purpose

Author Jim Karpule ( ago)
as soon as you said "the hole needs to be as deep as possible"

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 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

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