Tuesday, August 23, 2016

How To Cut Wood With Paper

Paper proves itself a lot tougher than it looks in a new video from carpenter John Heisz. In this simple two-minute video, Heisz uses one sheet of regular white printer paper to cut out a round saw-blade shape, and inserts it in his saw.

It seems like the thin piece of paper can't possibly cut anything, but he builds up slowly, testing the blade on paper, then cardboard, then finally moving on to a small piece of wood, which it slices through easily.

Don't get too excited, paper pushers. When Heisz tries a thicker cut of wood, the paper blade chugs maybe halfway through before crumpling up against the wooden surface and surrendering in a torn heap of dead tree.

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