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RRLOVER
07-26-2012, 05:19 PM
http://i515.photobucket.com/albums/t359/mario164/001-96.jpg

I always wanted to make a pair for myself and after Mark posted all those beauty's he made I had a go at some ironwood and bog oak scraps.I need to try some different wood:slaphead:

SpikeC
07-26-2012, 05:39 PM
Mostly you need to pay closer attention to the grain direction, I think!

Eamon Burke
07-26-2012, 06:56 PM
Had something similar happen to a cherry sheath I made the other day.

ecchef
07-26-2012, 08:32 PM
That sucks. They looked really nice.

Burl Source
07-26-2012, 09:58 PM
I know that trick!
Just teasing you.

Mostly you need to pay closer attention to the grain direction, I think!
Spike hit it right on.
I haven't had much luck with other than straight grain wood with the grain running the length of the sticks.

Or, you could drill a hole the length of the stick and reinforce the stick with a dowel.

apicius9
08-04-2012, 11:45 PM
I know that trick!
Just teasing you.

Spike hit it right on.
I haven't had much luck with other than straight grain wood with the grain running the length of the sticks.

Or, you could drill a hole the length of the stick and reinforce the stick with a dowel.

Hihi :)

Lukas
08-06-2012, 05:36 AM
you should check this guy out, he is a pretty amazing woodworker/urushi expert


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b76Z_YeTZU


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLWAqwjrsNA


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cn9CPNIfpw


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6cEqNe6rkc

He sells the chopsticks here http://www.iichi.com/listing/item/15206

Bill13
02-25-2013, 03:55 PM
Wow, you never know what you will lean when cruising around the boards. That is some serious coin for chopsticks.