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Willem

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This is a Malawian guy who "immigrate" to South Africa. Instead of stand at robots and ask for handouts he rather decide to do something to earn a living. This guy build toys with basically no tools. I also include a video where he is busy making toys. Following is a few pictures of the toys that he makes and then sell it at busy crossings.

He: Is my shop that one at home those are tools we use. U can see there is no any machine there

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Blimey, fantastic results from a "workshop" that, in comparison to all of ours, consists of nothing!

Well done that man!

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Thank you for this wonderful post. This young man is not only full of grit and determination, upon a closer look he has a genius ability to make toys that have great appeal. Wow! I would love to see more photos of his shop.
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And suddenly, all of my crappy excuses go out the window.  Mad props to this guy, both for skillz and pure grit and determination, and my utmost respect for actively seeking out a better life than just standing around asking for handouts.
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Wow!
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Wow, they are amazing makes me feel quite humbled in comparison. A true toy maker.
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Those toys are fantastic. Clearly he’s got a great mind and a strong commitment. I hope you guys make decent money at this.

What part of Malawi is he from? I lived there for half a year near Lilongwe but I traveled around much of the country. Fantastic place.
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That is stupendous work in a shop with no modern tools. [thumb][thumb]
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Two things come to mind here. 

1. Learn to use the tools you have at hand. Become an expert.

2. To make a toy, get a chunk of wood, takeout your knife and carve away everything that doesn't look like a toy.

Most of the fancy tools we have are really just variations of a chisel which is just a specialized version of a knife. 

Do you have a link to the source of these photos?

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At first glance that is awesome work, and kudos to this man for trying to make life better. After looking at the photos closer, I am in awe of what this man can do if that is truly the tools he has to work with.
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This guy posted on our facebook page. As soon as he does again I will share the link here.
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Truly amazing.  Puts things in perspective.  I have to stop myself from complaining that I don't have this tool or that tool.  Look at what this man can create with little to no tools.  We should all print these pictures out and hang them in our place of toy building just as a reminder.
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+1 to that response!
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