Hand Tools Archive

German Chipbreaker Video *LINK*

steve voigt
Someone posted this on SMC. I had never seen it before. Very interesting; some overlap with the Kato Kawai, but more practically oriented. It uses a real plane, and variables like mouth size and wear angle come into play.

Can anyone speculate on when and why this might have been made? There are two copies on youtube, but neither poster seems to respond to comments, unfortunately.

My guess is that it's an instructional video for some kind of trade school; the purpose seems to be to show both good and bad setup and technique. The failures are as intersting to watch as the successes, actually. If anyone wants to cut to the chase, the best viewing is right at the five-minute mark.

© 1998 - 2017 by Ellis Walentine. All rights reserved.
No parts of this web site may be reproduced in any form or by
any means without the written permission of the publisher.