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Manufacturing plywood boards: then and now #ManufacturingMonday

Cool video on the history of manufacturing plywood boards from the Victoria and Albert Museum! Via boingboing.

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.

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