thats a TERRIBLE example. a cutting board is thousands of orders of magnitude easier to design and build than folding knives, pens etc. he's able to design his own parts, program them, set them up, inspect, what about that is not being a machinist? you're literally blowing my mind right now with this ignorance.Here is the same example, if I buy some wood working tools from Home Depot, and make a cutting board, and it sells well, and I make a shit ton of money, start a Youtube channel show others how I made a shit ton of money making this cutting board, and I have been mamking it for 15 years, and you can too.
And then people start to label me as a high level wood worker, or a master craftsman, that's just craziness. An unearned label.
I fix my own car all the time, I have 10's of thousands of dollars in tools, I use a thousand dollar diagnostic scan tool.....If I started a Youtube channel showing other how to fix their cars also, I'm sorry but I would not, and this does not label me as a mechanic. I know plenty of mechanics and would never take away from the skills, efforts, training....they have, Sure I work on a car and have a channel helping others, but I would not be a actual "mechanic"
I am a machinist, I do engineering, I offer engineering services, but I have worked and have friends who are Engineers and the amount of education they have in certain physics sets are past the certain ones I have, SO I would not lower their status by claiming we were the same claiming I was an engineer.
Its not elitist, it just is, what it is.