Can Paper Cut Wood? Fun & Interesting
This redefines “paper cut”, I guess. And while this really doesn’t have any practical applications, it was interesting to do. Even more so, since the paper I used was nothing out of the ordinary – just regular printer paper with no special treatment. Add to that the time of year (it was hot and humid, making the paper fairly limp with moisture), it’s amazing that it worked at all.
Anyway, here’s the video showing how it went:
A remarkably clean cut. It’s so smooth, it’s reflective:
A little burning on the larger piece, but just as smooth:
Of course, there are sections of the video where I’m cutting that are sped up as much as 16 times, so it’s not the fastest way to make a cut!
I did make another “blade” to test it on a piece of aluminum, but it more or less just polished the edge before wearing out. The abrasiveness of the paper works well on wood, but is no match for anything harder.