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    I have sent out paypal invoices to most of you that requested chopsticks.
    If I missed anyone, please send me a PM with your email address so I can send you a paypal invoice.
    This is what I use to do my shipping. When I receive the payment through paypal all I have to do is click on the shipping link to print postage and the mailing label.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burl Source View Post
    I am making the sticks with natural, not stabilized woods. I could not find enough info about stabilized wood being food safe so I decided not to take any chances.
    The way I have selected woods so far was to avoid any that act as an irritant. Plus selecting ones that are strong enough that I would not have to worry about tips snapping off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mhlee View Post
    There are so many varieties of chopsticks, from super fine point ones in the picture that ecchef posted, to the ones that Mark made, to square ones, to short ones, etc. In my experience, the squarer ones are generally considered "cheaper" to the finer point ones that I usually see at higher end restaurants. Ones like these, are great for home use. Also, there's a huge difference between Chinese and Japanese chopsticks. Chinese ones tend to be long, squared at the back and rounded toward the tip.

    In most Japanese homes, they're somewhat like the one in ecchef's picture, but not as pointed at the tip.

    Mark: I'm not familiar with Bubinga. Are all of your chopsticks made with stabilized woods? If they're stabilized, the woods shouldn't cause allergic reactions, right?
    As M stated, there is a big difference betwee the Chinese, Japanese & Korean styles, and that should be taken into account. I would guess that people with different cultural backgrounds are comfortable with what they grew up with. I've been using Japanese style every day for years, so it's what I'm accustomed to. Even to the point where I bring my own hashi when we go out to eat.
    The picture I posted was to illustrate my suggestion, but the proportions in that photo are very exaggerated. Sometimes it's nice to have a wee bit of texture on the first 50mm or so to facilitate grabbing slippery/round objects, but it's not necessary. Can't wait to see the next round.
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    I am going to mess around with more chopsticks today.
    I think I will try to use the photo ecchef posted as a guide, plus some John B mentioned.
    The wood I cut is some old stock ebony. Makes me sneeze when sanding, but it is a traditional used wood for Japanese chopsticks.
    I figured this would be a good strong wood for thin tips.

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    Last set of macadamia sticks are spoken for. Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pensacola Tiger View Post
    I'll take both sets of the bubinga.
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    2 pairs, 1 silky oak and 1 bubinga for me please. Thank you.
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    Koa sets #9 & #10 go to Wild Boar. Thank You.
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    Koa #s 1 & 2 go to markk.
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