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  • Published on Jul 24, 2017

  • Plywood is a simple material made by glueing together thin sheets of wood, known as veneers or plies. These basic elements have remained broadly the same throughout its history. The most significant breakthrough in its production came in the early 1800s with the development of steam-powered machines that could cut veneers cheaply. The most influential of these was the rotary veneer cutter. The cutter rotates a log against a wide, horizontal blade, causing it to ‘peel’ into a continuous sheet of wood. This enables the creation of longer, wider sheets of veneer than previously possible and with little waste. Using these machines meant that plywood could be manufactured quickly and inexpensively on a large scale. This film shows the stages in manufacturing plywood boards in the mid-20th century and today. The process remains essentially unchanged, although today many of the machines are much faster and computer controlled. Produced as part of the V&A exhibition Plywood: Material of the Modern World (15 July – 12 November 2017) https://www.vam.ac.uk/plywood Sponsored by MADE.COM. Supported by the American Friends of the V&A Find out more about plywood with our fascinating exhibition book, Plywood: A Material Story https://www.vam.ac.uk/shop/plywood-a-...
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  • agnostickamel
    agnostickamel 1 year ago

    Did I just watch a 6 minute video on plywood? Yes, yes i did.

  • FlumenSanctiViti
    FlumenSanctiViti 1 year ago

    1954: 150 people work hard to make some fine plywood.

  • Dragon Skunk Studio

    Almost every job shown in the old timey one was a high possibility of instant death or brutal injury.

  • Andrew Perry
    Andrew Perry 1 year ago

    The moment you realize that the waste in 1954 is the size of today's tree

  • Greasy nPoor
    Greasy nPoor 1 year ago

    wife heard the music and asked year of porn i was watching. lol

  • frank howarth
    frank howarth 1 year ago

    Making cylinders into planes

  • Jeremiah Bullfrog
    Jeremiah Bullfrog 1 year ago

    Softening the logs before sawing! I never knew exactly why they often depict logs in a river by a saw mill, I always assumed it was just a simple and efficient way to transport them.

  • Andrew Cady
    Andrew Cady 1 year ago (edited)

    Should be called "Documentary Film-Making: Then and Now." You really have to notice the rapid superfluous cuts and moving shots and the lack of attention to demonstrating the actual process, in the second part. It's like MTV vs. Citizen Kane.

  • Jstricks87
    Jstricks87 1 year ago

    This is really cool, but how is the garbage I buy at Home Depot made? Because it has thousands of voids and cracks instantly.

  • Matt Mohr
    Matt Mohr 1 year ago

    No gloves back in the day, splinters must have been hell.

  • Tony Music
    Tony Music 1 year ago

    What's the best way to carve wood?

  • walter kersting
    walter kersting 7 months ago

    I’ll bet that whole operation smells amazing.

  • Pete Brown
    Pete Brown 1 year ago

    Finnish Birch ply is good stuff. Should show how the craptastic plywood from the local big box store is made. :P

  • randy norris
    randy norris 1 year ago

    And yet every damn sheet of modern birch plywood we receive is either delaminating , has voids, or is badly out of square. I e been building furniture and cabinets for 35years prices keep going up and quality keeps going down.

  • 外国人说中文
    外国人说中文 1 year ago

    This is why I only eat meat. Poor trees and vegetation!!!

  • Horace Hogsnort
    Horace Hogsnort 1 year ago

    In the middle 1960's I worked in the Weyerhauser plywood plant in Longview, WA and that 1950's technology was still in use.

  • mitch832
    mitch832 1 year ago

    I never realized that one layer in plywood is called Veneer in English. I think this must have something in relation with Finnish word for Plywood - it's called Vaneri

  • Element of Kindness

    I bet 3/4 inch plywood of "then", was actually 3/4 inch, unlike the crap they pass off "now."

  • cVictori
    cVictori 1 year ago

    that tree was probably several hundred years old and that bums me out just a little

  • Dean Wild
    Dean Wild 3 months ago

    The 1950s factory was actually way more high tech than I was expecting