Sushi Board and Chopsticks

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Project by Tony Z posted 01-22-2010 03:33 PM 2835 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a Sushi Board and Chopsticks that I made for my brother and sister-in-laws birthday. It is made from maple and purple heart. The feet are sliding dovetails and “Z” is inlayed into the top. I carved the inlay by hand with only a knife and chisels. The Chopsticks are made with left over slices of another cutting board sandwiched between two pieces of maple. The finish is General Finishes-Salad Bowl Finish.

-- Tony, Ohio

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#1 posted 01-22-2010 03:43 PM

I really like the idea for the chopsticks. I have a number of cutting board cutt-offs that have been looking for a use. Very nice board as well, I’m quite fond of sliding dovetails.

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#2 posted 01-22-2010 04:42 PM

That is a great use for the cutting board scraps. I don’t think that I ever would have thought of something that smartish. I haven’t tried a cutting board yet, but the girlfriend keeps (insert nice word for nigging) me to make her one.
Thanks for the idea and the post.

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#3 posted 01-22-2010 08:02 PM

Very nice project and a great use of your scraps : )

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#4 posted 01-22-2010 08:51 PM

Nice job. However, I think the “Z” is an “N.” Go Big Red!!

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#5 posted 01-23-2010 03:53 AM

Great job. I have seen a lot of these before but never with the sliding dovetail. That is a great touch especially with the contrasting wood.

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#6 posted 01-24-2010 04:39 AM

Nice work Tony! The sliding dovetails are quite arousing. I think the purple heart and maple complement each other perfectly. I’m sure your Brother will enjoy your sister-in-law’s Sushi with this board and chopsticks set!

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#7 posted 01-24-2010 05:03 AM

Gorgeous legs.

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#8 posted 02-03-2010 05:28 PM

Very nice. Good contrast of colors. I like the sticks the best. Good idea. I ll have to try it.: )


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#9 posted 02-03-2010 05:49 PM

Very nice.

I speak as one who has traveled quite a bit in Asia and one who loves sushi. Here in the US at virtually every Asian restaurant I visit, chopsticks are provided but they seldom provide chopstick holders. A chopstick holder is nothing more than a piece of wood (or ceramic) about 1.5” long and .5” wide that curves up at each end. You rest the business end of the chopsticks on the holder so they don’t touch the table. I share this though to suggest that some matching chopstick holders would really complete this set nicely.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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#10 posted 02-03-2010 06:48 PM

Nice work Tony cooldesign and good build

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