I love the Machinist. He is such an honourable man, and has many other admirable traits.
If I had to describe his character, I would have to say it was akin to Robert Kearns, as he was portrayed in the movie Flash of Genius. The Machinist is also an inventor and currently holds an Australian patent. Why not check out the movie. Here's a five minute trailer. Hope you're inspired!
The Machinist's Wife