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563 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: plane wood plane planer

Take a look at this amazing video from Japan of woodworks competing to see who can make the thinnest wood shaving. This is just way to impressive.

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#1 posted 563 days ago

9 microns! That’s 3/10 of a thousandth of an inch! Human hair ranges from 17-180 microns, so their plane shavings are half the diameter of the thinnest human hair. Simply amazing! Their plane blades must be beyond scary sharp and the wood is conducive to produce those thin shavings.

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#2 posted 563 days ago

Does anyone know what kind of wood they are using?

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#3 posted 563 days ago

ching changnut

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#4 posted 563 days ago

just kiddin that was impressive I cannot comphrehend it but I sure can watch

-- Stevo, work in tha city woodshop in the country

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#5 posted 562 days ago

When I was in Japan, I wittenessed a small house being built using only a pull saw, plane, chisels, a wood auger and a mallet. No power tools were used. The quality of the wood used is something else. Their construction lumber could be used for fine furniture here.

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