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    How Sharp is Your Hand Plane?

    The winning strip of wood was cut just nine microns thick.

    http://www.wimp.com/paper-thin-wood-...g-competition/
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    Wow! Nine microns. A human hair is about 100 microns thick.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Wow! Nine microns. A human hair is about 100 microns thick.
    Heck. Vaughn, my hair is a heck of a lot thinner than that!!!

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    Isn't that awesome to see that kind of woodworking skill.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim C Bradley View Post
    Heck. Vaughn, my hair is a heck of a lot thinner than that!!!
    Nice one Jim.

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    This is amazing, but basically this is a tractor pull, without all the noise

    When real master Japanese carpenters that I know see this, or talk about it, they just roll their eyes, and say that basically it has NOTHING to do with woodworking. That piece they are measuring is garbage, it is waste, it is trash, it is the piece that carpenters leave on the floor to sweep up at the end of the day. Still, it is amazing, but as I've said before on this subject the most important part of this whole puzzle is NOT the plane body, NOT the plane blade, NOT the sharpness of the plane blade, yes all of those things have to be just right, but the single most important part of the puzzle is the piece of wood. It has to be absolutely clear, it has to have grain running exactly parallel to the floor or the bottom of the plane, if the wood is not perfect for this type of tractor pull, then it will not work. Impressive, yeah, you bet, woodworking, no, not really
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stuart Ablett View Post
    This is amazing, but basically this is a tractor pull, without all the noise

    When real master Japanese carpenters that I know see this, or talk about it, they just roll their eyes, and say that basically it has NOTHING to do with woodworking. That piece they are measuring is garbage, it is waste, it is trash, it is the piece that carpenters leave on the floor to sweep up at the end of the day. Still, it is amazing, but as I've said before on this subject the most important part of this whole puzzle is NOT the plane body, NOT the plane blade, NOT the sharpness of the plane blade, yes all of those things have to be just right, but the single most important part of the puzzle is the piece of wood. It has to be absolutely clear, it has to have grain running exactly parallel to the floor or the bottom of the plane, if the wood is not perfect for this type of tractor pull, then it will not work. Impressive, yeah, you bet, woodworking, no, not really
    Fully agree, I've seen similar videos of this competition in which they pull a plane with a string, and the plane cuts the wood by its own weight.
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ID:	92214Thats .0005. Wood was breaking up so I couldn't get a complete shaving.

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    How sharp would you guess this plane is?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2c0d2ASiycg

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    That was cool.
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