An Exceptional Japanese Art: Wood-Shaving

This wood shaving tool cuts pieces of wood as thin as tissue paper and it turns into art.
Loukia Papadopoulos

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Did you know that wood could be cut to be as thin as tissue paper? Well, it can with a wood-shaving tool.

In this video, we bring you all kinds of examples of wood being cut in just such a matter. Watch as this powerful yet sleek tool cuts pieces of woods into thin smooth slices. Thought of as an art in Japan, every year wood-shaving competitions are held and people compete to get the thinnest slice.