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Gyozu
07-13-2013, 06:24 AM
Not sure if this has any uses in the lukulele building arena, but it is an different way to generate multiples of a complicated design. I've seen similar methods used in glass and metal, but never this complex and large or done in wood.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=hjhTbePvyXc

Shows making pattern elements and assembling block then freeing entire design.

Here is the Wikipedia link with info on the different color woods used.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yosegi

Rick Turner
07-13-2013, 08:30 AM
Very cool.

That was probably rice glue being used to put the sticks together, and that is a very sharp plane!

Kayak Jim
07-13-2013, 08:41 AM
Sharp indeed. When he wipes the surface I wonder if he's applying mineral spirits or something to ease the end grain cut?

.15 mm = .006" Those shavings look a lot thinner than 6 thou.

ksquine
07-13-2013, 10:20 AM
.15mm thick?? Sounds like a sand-through nightmare
Pretty amazing work

Pete Howlett
07-13-2013, 10:33 AM
No sanding involved I suspect...

Allen
07-13-2013, 11:53 AM
The more you know about wood and hand tools, the more you are amazed at that guys skill. I'm left stunned and in awe.

Gotta work on my planes now.

ukuleG
07-13-2013, 12:55 PM
makes me want to convert to Japanese hand tools, they really make woodwork look like an art.

Laidback1
07-13-2013, 01:42 PM
A lot of that is the artisan. But the tools help.......

Beau Hannam Ukuleles
07-13-2013, 02:01 PM
Wow! The Japanese make the finest of things.

Thanks for sharing

ukuleG
07-13-2013, 02:18 PM
A lot of that is the artisan. But the tools help.......

when I said they I did mean Japanese carpenters, wasn't very clear though i know lol.

Habanera Hal
07-13-2013, 03:49 PM
After watching that, it makes me feel like I'm dragging a block of concrete over my work.

ernie kleinman
07-15-2013, 11:55 AM
very impreessive. Definitely some ideas for future rosettes.LUv the wide plane and 1 slice idea for a veneer.

Rick Turner
07-15-2013, 01:02 PM
They make incredible powered surfacing machines that work with a single skewed blade in the table and a power feed on top. They are basically large power fed planes, and they leave an incredible surface.

Gyozu
07-15-2013, 02:45 PM
They make incredible powered surfacing machines that work with a single skewed blade in the table and a power feed on top. They are basically large power fed planes, and they leave an incredible surface.

Yes, I seem to remember that Makita offered them about 25 years ago. A quick look over at YouTube produced this video. <a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ulh9CSTYO5Q" target="_blank">
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ulh9CSTYO5Q

Still needs a razor sharp blade, but that is pretty much true for any wood slicing operation. There is also a version of this machine by Ryobi(?) that has some sort of mechanism that will feed the board back and forth without an operator touching it. Couldn't find that video.

Update: found it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZbZOfOu8lgg

Pete Howlett
07-15-2013, 03:02 PM
To die for - can't find one at a good price. They make other types but I'd have to sell a body part to raise the cash for it.