Matthias Wandel, woodworker, engineer, inventor of the PantoRouter, and YouTube extraordinaire, has carved a chain out of a single piece of wood without glue or handtools. 

In a video on his YouTube channel, Wandel takes us through every step of the process in detail.  As you can see, the process required meticulous planning, precise measurements, and specific carving. The video has amassed over 200,000 views in just a few days.

Wandel is also the inventor of the PantoRouter, a 2016 IWF Challengers award semi-finalist.

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How it works: PantoRouter, IWF 2016 Challengers Award semifinalist

The Hybrid PantoRouter is an all-metal version of the original PantoRouter invented by Mathias Wandel and featured on his YouTube channel.

The PantoRouter allows clients to create templates of their own designs for functional and attractive joinery or creative designs. There’s no other tool or jig for woodworkers available today with the straightforward simplicity and the open-source potential to create truly unique and functional joinery, patterns and designs.