Old Style Wooden Chopsticks

Make wooden chopsticks

Supplies:

Whittling knife
Sunflower seed oil
Clippers
Paper towels
Measuring tape

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Step 1: Finding Materials

Find a small branch that is strong, and has a long enough strait section for two chopsticks, at least 30 cm. You can cut it using shears, then remove extra twigs

Step 2: Measuring

Measure your wood, and cut excess off. Cut a bit extra just in case.

Step 3: Cutting

Cut stick exactly in half using the measuring tape.

Step 4: Whittling

Remove bark first, and cut off stumps. Sharpen the front of the chopsticks, not a point but to a slant. Adjust the width to a width that fits your hand, then adjust length so that their even.

Step 5: Decorate

You can put grooves in the wood with a symbol or letters

Step 6: Sanding

Sand down wood until it feels smooth, and round top of chopstick.

Step 7: Oiling

Put sunflower seed oil on a paper towel, and then rub it over chopsticks. Repeat until wood does not absorb any more oil

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