January 9, 2014

Max vs. 24 Beer Cans

We’ve used a lot of different materials for test cutting over the years –milk jugs filled with water, cardboard tubes, tatami mats. In the summer of 2011, we decided to try cutting the most readily available, renewable resource at our shop–empty beer cans. When filled with water, cans work pretty well, although aluminum does scratch up a blade’s finish and dull the edge pretty quick.

Of course, once we got started, Max had to see just how many he could cut at once. In this video he gets 24 cans after several failed attempts. Jump to 2:40 if you just want the money shot, but we recommend watching the whole thing. For failure is the father of tightness.

(Many commenters on this video have accused us of alcohol abuse. But, no, idgets, no beer was harmed in the making of this video.)

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