Summer Trip 07 : Making Chopsticks
I wrote about making chopsticks with bamboo the other day.
Aside from that we also made chopsticks with Japanese cypress in Nagano prefecture.
This time, we planed the wood very sharply.
It wasn’t dangerous compared to using a knife for kids.
Since the plane was made for making chopsticks, it was very easy to make them beautiful even for my kids.
The staff said that you can use the trash after shaving the wood
for reducing bad smell. It’s also a souvenir.
The cypress has a very good smell.
We sand away them after planing.
After finishing them, we had to put oil on them to prevent molds from foming.
It’s interesting to compare bamboo chopsticks and cypress chopsticks.
The upper one is bamboo and the down one is cypress.
The smell is different but both of them have own memory.
PS: This post is the last one of the summer trip. Thank you for reading all of them.