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    Samarai Carpenter from Vancouver went to the plane compitition in Japan this year and he just posted this video. Incredible.

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    A totally different level. Very inspiring. Thanks for posting.
    Chris
    I only excel at fixing my my goof ups

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      Your welcome its incredible the process and skill involved in that. 5 micron incredible.
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        Hey, Greg,

        I've been following this competition for the past 5 years or so, and agree it's absolutely incredible the level of achievement in what can only be described as a "sport" over there. Perhaps we should be doing someting akin to this here in Canada to encourage hand tools excellence... perhaps this is something we'll add to the KWA Symposium 2018 event, 7 April 2018.

        Oh, by the way; he's from Victoria, not Vancouver.

        Thanks for sharing.
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        All the best,

        Marty

        President of Kingston Wood Artisans https://kwoodartca.wordpress.com/

        Proud member of the Wadkin Blockhead Club

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          And at the other end of the scale, there is me. The one who is happy when he doesn't get any tear out. Simply amazing.
          the other Ken
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          "Each flitch, each board, each plant can have only one ideal use. The woodworker, applying a thousand skills, must find that ideal use and then shape the wood to realize its true potential" - George Nakashima

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            I just wonder how much time it takes to properly sharpen a very wide blade like that one.

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              Oh my lord i cant even fathom that. Yes he is from Victoria. Sorry. I thought it was funny he had to rest a piece of wood LOL
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                Wonder what species of wood is used? Obviously no gnarly grain! Roy
                Are you solving the problem, or becoming part of it?

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                  Definately a softwood pine species they have in Japan? I am not sure.
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                    This post is so well timed. Just as I'm setting out to fix my backyard fence.
                    In order to understand recursion, one must first understand recursion

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                      That is impressive.

                      Seeing a a thin strip like that makes me think of similar type of thin wood strips in a formed hot press mould and laminated in different shapes. There will already be lots of this done only using different materials.
                      Egon
                      from
                      The South Shore, Nova Scotia

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                        Here is a site that says the compeditors can bring what ever boards they think will give the best results.

                        http://www.odditycentral.com/events/...mpetition.html

                        here is another site from a fellow that has been in the competition.

                        https://brianholcombewoodworker.com/...roaching-zero/


                        The species of lumber is next considered. Alaskan Yellow Cedar, commonly referred to as AYC is the species of choice. Alaska has very short growing seasons and so the lumber yields very tight growth rings. Tight growth rings are preferred on high quality lumber. I’ve heard stories of people acquiring lumber which required a magnifying glass to count the rings. Growth rings that tight are coming from trees which are centuries if not thousands of years old. Cutting down thousand year old trees is not something I carry much interest in doing, instead I’ve acquired wood more common to the trade and still very high quality AYC.
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                          Originally posted by Roy in Thunder Bay View Post
                          Wonder what species of wood is used? Obviously no gnarly grain! Roy
                          Yellow Cedar. From Canada.
                          Nootka cypress, yellow cypress, Alaska cypress, Nootka cedar, yellow cedar, Alaska cedar, and Alaska yellow cedar.
                          www.solidwoodmachinery.com

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                            Ya thats what the article said too.
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                              Supersurfacers are just big handplanes with a power feeder. You need sharp tools and a good understanding to set them up and get them to work to high tolerances.But you can get a great finish and cut some seriously thin shavings, in soft and hard woods, including curly and birdseye maple, and baked maple.
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