The Chopstick Master is the ultimate gift that keeps on giving! Beautifully designed and engineered to the maximum, the Bridge City Chopstick Master allows you to make outstanding chopsticks effortlessly. It is quite simply the most satisfying and enjoyable woodwork you will ever do.
John Economaki has been designing tools for over 30 years. With many of his tools being distributed in China, he volunteered to attend China’s largest woodworking show. Wanting to put a smile on people’s faces he decided to sell chopsticks to the Chinese, well, demonstrate the art of making them anyway. He soon realised he would need a suitable jig for his demonstration and set about designing and making one in the exact same way he would if he was designing the ultimate woodworking tools.
To cut (or chop) a long story short, the chopstick demonstration was a success, with crowds of people all waiting to have a go. After the show, John realised he was onto something, and with that, the Chopstick Master was born.
Established in 1983 by John Economaki, Bridge City Tool Works produce innovative and immaculately crafted tools for the most discerning woodworkers and collectors from around the world. Made from the finest materials, many of their tools are made in limited quantities, making them truly collectable items. To use one of their tools is to use the ultimate woodworking tool.
One of the most important aspects to a traditional chopstick. This beautiful shape to the end of a chopstick is not just decorational, it is a symbol for good luck and prosperity.
Made from aircraft grade aluminium, the slick design allows it to be used on almost any surface from a workshop bench to a kitchen worktop.
This allows chopsticks to be made with a 2mm point to them, these are commonly used in Japanese culture.
A wider 5mm pointed chopstick is more desired in Chinese cultures.
Incredibly important, these two specifically designed wedges keep you chopstick blanks in the right place throughout the making process.
The diamond finial is one of the most important aspect to a traditional chopstick, the crosscut sliding table, when used in conjunction with the below crosscut saw blade makes this process effortless.
30° Honing guide to make sharpening the plane iron easy.
Machined from a single piece of aircraft grade aluminium, this block plane also works as a stand alone apron plane. If there is one tool that shows the quality of Bridge City, this is it.
The cotton fabric sleeves not only keep your chopsticks safe, they also make them into the perfect gift.
4 each of Cherry, Maple, Padauk and Walnut and 2 each of Ceylon Iron wood and Teak blanks. Plus a small bottle of finishing oil.
It is important you always plane with the grain. If you find this is not the case, simply turn the plane around and plane towards you.
Here we are making a 5mm tip to the chopstick. If you require a thinner 2mm tipped chopstick, replace the red arm with the supplied green arm.