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pictures of shavings

David Weaver
Thinnest shavings from cherry - 1000 grit diamond hone on bevel, washita on back, buffer.

https://i.imgur.com/gtBAO50.jpg?1

These are unusually thin and fine. The pictures that I usually post from the washita look like this, but the shaving matrix is more like a yarn afghan. These are more uniform and thinner. The surface left behind on the wood is spectacularly bright.

It's entertaining, but I don't think it provides any practical difference in use - just shown because you can't get shavings like these full length if a plane won't stay in a cut without external downforce.

And a demonstration of something relatively unusual also, the ability to make rosewood shavings thin enough that they're not dark. Indian rosewood.

https://i.imgur.com/CR544f6.jpg

Like the neck blanks that I've used, this rosewood has silica in the matrix. It makes a bunch of small dings on edges. That's impact. I have another billet to size and see if this is protective against those. I'm skeptical about that.

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