Incredible video: a carpenter who uses only his feet

Jesus was a carpenter — but not like this.

From the posting on YouTube:

Carpenter Sintayehu Tishale, 42, hammers in a nail using his feet in his workshop in Welete Suk, on the edge of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

A man who lost the use of his arms after being born with debilitating polio has defied expectations by becoming a carpenter. Sintayehu Tishale, 42, uses his feet to saw, chap, hammer and lathe wood into furniture, which he then sells in his workshop. Despite his limited mobility, the skilled craftsman wields a hammer with incredible accuracy and can operate dangerous machinery with his dexterous feet. The married father-of-five, who uses a specially adapted bicycle chair to get around, is famous in his hometown of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for his great talent. He said to develop his amazing skills he had to train his legs to become stronger and more flexible. Sintayehu said: “When I was very young I used to like to work in a garden using my legs as hands. Later I began to fix small things like stools and practiced sharpening knives with my feet. I made sure to practice as much as I could because I knew I had to make me feet work like hands.”

Just watch:

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  1. Incredible.

    Every time you see a video like this you kind of wish you were Jesus and could heal the person miraculously. But then there is that awful crucifixion you would have had to deal with.

    I assume Heaven is presently constructing quite a mansion for this unique carpenter.

  2. I am in awe! He truly is an inspiration. Thanks for sharing Deacon Greg!

  3. I am from Ethiopia & i saw him in person really he deserves the NOBEL prize!
    From Mekelle

  4. Quite amazing! May Blsd JPII intercede for his strength.

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