Manufacturing plywood boards: then and now Baixar mp3 - Baixar vídeo

  • 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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  • frank howarth
    frank howarth 1 year ago

    Making cylinders into planes

  • 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!!!

  • Andrew Perry
    Andrew Perry 1 year ago

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

  • agnostickamel
    agnostickamel 1 year ago

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

  • Dragon Skunk Studio

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

  • FlumenSanctiViti
    FlumenSanctiViti 1 year ago

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

  • Greasy nPoor
    Greasy nPoor 1 year ago

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

  • Matt Mohr
    Matt Mohr 1 year ago

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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • cVictori
    cVictori 1 year ago

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

  • santiago vindell
    santiago vindell 10 months ago


  • 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.

  • 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

  • Doxie Lain
    Doxie Lain 1 year ago

    Old growth in the old days, little sticks in the new. Where have all the forests gone? You're looking at it.

  • Element of Kindness

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

  • 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

  • R Adams
    R Adams 1 year ago

    Then No Gloves - Now Gloves

  • Tony Music
    Tony Music 1 year ago

    What's the best way to carve wood?