|Project by Junji||posted 1450 days ago||3249 views||14 times favorited||30 comments|
I don’t know how many of you have your own chopsticks in your house, and how often you use them, but we, Japanese, use them everyday, almost every meal, so making chopsticks is just a common sense.
Takes only 15 – 20 minutes by hand tools, and actually it’s really good practice to use hand plane.
I made these today since a friend of my daughter was here, so it was a little gift to her.
By the way, do you know the proper length of chopsticks for you?
When you make “L” shape with your thumb and index finger, major the length between the tops, and then multiply with 1.5. That the right length.
For example, the distance between my thumb and index finger when I make L shape is 5.9 inches.
5.9 X 1.5 = 8.85 inches. This is the right length of my chopsticks.
I think chopsticks can be a good gift if you make a box go with them.
-- Junji Sugita from Japan, http://tetra.blog12.fc2.com/