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Super Chopsticks

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Project by AJ1104 posted 01-06-2020 12:18 AM 1236 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I love the chopsticks produced from the Marlen Kemmet article in WC magazine June 2013 ‘Exotic Chopsticks’ and decided to give it a go.

As simple as you may think they are to build, they can be a time consuming pain for a small project. Since I wanted a rounder chopstick, I tried several methods of tapering and rounding only to end up with sets that didn’t always match up. I even tried spinning them in my drill against the belt sander , only to end up with one the thickness of spaghetti!

After a set or two I combined the joinery of that article with LJ Tony_912 Chopstick Factory #2. That gave me, in my opinion, the best consistent set of chopsticks. (Now we can finally eat in harmony… Lol)

If you wish to give these a try or have some ideas, let me know what you think. Thanks for looking! AJ

-- AJ





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BlueRidgeDog

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#1 posted 01-06-2020 01:46 AM

I would love to make them. The link I found to the plans is dead. Do you have one to the jig?

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AJ1104

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#2 posted 01-06-2020 01:58 PM

Hi BlueRidge: Here is the link to “Tony’s LJ Post”: https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/300986
and the

Good luck and enjoy!

-- AJ

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#3 posted 01-06-2020 04:28 PM

Very cool. Nice job on the joinery too.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#4 posted 01-06-2020 05:32 PM

Very cool. I have wanted to make some since I saw some in teh Gamble House gift shop. But the CHopstickMaster jig costs more than just buying 10 or 20 pairs of the nice ones. I’ll have to look into making one of these jigs.

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whope

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#5 posted 01-09-2020 12:25 AM

They do take a lot of time. But they were wildly popular. I made about 100 pairs. Thinking about doing another batch.

https://www.lumberjocks.com/projects/212402

-- Measure it with a micrometer, mark it with chalk, cut it with a Hammer.

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