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How to Slice the Toughest Material Known to Man

comments (6) May 31st, 2012 in blogs, videos

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Comments (6)

lwj2 lwj2 writes: Y'all are lunatics. That was neat, though. :)
Posted: 6:03 am on June 8th

dcstephano dcstephano writes: Did you hear the one about the carpenter who made a table out of wood from his head? He had enough left over to make a set of chairs.
Posted: 9:15 pm on June 2nd

Wixom Wixom writes: That wood that was being shaved probably had some good interior dry rot going on inside. It goes good with the dry humor of the video. Had to sharpen and hone that blade a couple of times when his back was being shaved, too.
Posted: 11:31 am on June 2nd

noqtr noqtr writes: What kind of wood is that? It looks all knotty and warped ! maybe after your done and a finish is applied ... hey , what do I know? you guys are the experts.
Posted: 5:52 am on June 2nd

AWhitman AWhitman writes: A certain phrase "just keep it above the belt" comes to mind.
Posted: 5:20 pm on May 31st

scrabtree46 scrabtree46 writes: come to chicago

Posted: 1:12 pm on May 31st

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