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So I picked up the mag a couple weeks ago and I thought the chopsticks would be a fun little project and another jump start for the upcoming holiday gift giving season.
I thought you might want to see how I built these so this might be a little pic heavy for some.
I made these out of black walnut/pauduk/maple. The mag called for bloodwood but I didn't have any.Oh and the rests are made of makore. Enjoy!






Being as I hand sanded them and not some machine, I think they turned out perfect! :thumbsup:
 

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Those look very nice. Great sanding idea.:thumbsup:
 
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I have to say every once in awhile my brain kicks in! :thumbsup:
In the article, it shows the guy just using his hand to twirl the stick while the other hand is using a stick to hold it down.
The very first one I did I mangled all to hell. It didn't come out even and the transition to the squared end was very uneven at best.
It took just a little wrangling to get it chucked up just right in the drill motor, but once I had that figured it was a breeze shaping them.
Thanks for the kind words fellas. :yes:
 

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I frequently eat with chopsticks. The ones that I get with sushi and Chinese take out are pathetic.

Your chopsticks are very nice.

Along with making some for personal use I'd like to make some to accompany the sushi plates I've been wanting to make as gifts.


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Thanks for posting!
 
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They look just like the mag photos. Very good job. Thanks.

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That is so cool. Holiday gifts, heh? Great idea.
My wife is taking it one step further and making these really cool
travel bags that will hold the sticks and the rest. She also brought up maybe looking to find small plastic squeeze bottle that we could put a few ounces of the food grade oil in.
But I really don't want to take it that far. I mean come on!
 

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How about making items like this as part of ladies' hair item. Two sticks go through an oval bent piece of wood with a hole on each end.

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Those are amazing. I suppose the only real way to sand them would be to use a belt sander like what you have? I don't have that kind of setup but would love to make a set.
 
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