|Project by Kaleo||posted 02-14-2007 10:40 AM||2574 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
Well I have spent the last couple of weeks design some barstools for our next project here at the school. But today I decided to take a break. I saw some small pieces of scraps that I had and got an idea.
So I made a set of chopsticks. The sticks themselves are made of Huon Pine. This first set was done completly done by hand. But I have developed a jig that allows me to use the spindle moulder or shaper to pump these things out by the hundereds. Then I decided that I needed to come up with a way to hold them together. The Jarrah piece has a groove in the back that allows the chopsticks to slide up in, until the taper in the sticks wedges them into the holder. The holder also can be used at the table to place your sticks on.
I’m going to go around to a few galleries and tourist shops here in town and find out if anyone might be interested in these. I know that they are probuably not original, but they are to me. They took me about 45 minutes to make the first set. But with the jigs I reckon I could make 50 or more sets in 2-3 hours. We’ll see. Check out my blog I explain more there:
-- Kaleo , http://www.kalafinefurniture.com