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02-22-2011 12:11 AM

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World Record Wood Shaving

I was just doing random Google searches you never know what you’ll find. Wouldn’t it be great if one of us Lumberjocks set a record.

-- James


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#1 posted 02-22-2011 01:41 AM

I have seen many Japanese hand planes do one shaving up to 3 meters long. Some as wide as 4”. Here is an example on Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3fokzCAIPw

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#2 posted 02-22-2011 02:27 AM

I’m trying to imagine a single shaving that’s 2/3-mile long! They must had a really long, milled-round tree or log to pull something off like that, then gone around and around, sort of like the old-fashioned apple peelers, don’t you think?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#3 posted 02-22-2011 05:30 AM

And I am supposed to be impressed just HOW?... That reminds me of my early hang gliding days when a guy in Hawaii flew his hang glider over 24 hours for a NEW record. All it showed was that the wind blew against the hill /island for a long time. ‘Nuf said…

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#4 posted 02-22-2011 06:04 AM

I misread the length a bit. I thought it said a little over a meter long. Just how did they accomplish a 3/5 of a mile shaving?

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#5 posted 02-22-2011 06:18 AM

I wish the Guinness Record website gave more information on these things, but it just lists who, where and what they did, not so much how they did it.

-- James

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