DIY Wooden Kit – Chopsticks

A DIY kit for whittling a pair of chopsticks and a chopstick rest, made in Nara Prefecture.

£25.00 per item


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This DIY kit makes possible the unique experience of crafting a pair of chopsticks and a chopstick rest by hand. Produced by Urban Ole Ecopark in Nara Prefecture, the kit includes locally sourced materials, tools for finishing, and easy-to-follow instructions on how to whittle the wooden blocks into the desired shapes.
Urban Ole Ecopark designed the kit in the hope that the satisfaction of learning a new skill would provoke a wider appreciation for woodcraft and foster a long-term relationship between users and objects they have made themselves.
The DIY whittling kit was made in collaboration with BSC Rainbow Works, a disability-inclusive workspace.

Do not leave the wood in water over long periods and reapply beeswax to keep protected.
Hand wash and store dry.
The kit does not include a craft knife to whittle, however any standard penknife will be sufficient.
For ages 10 and upwards.

Materials include three grades of sandpaper, a pot of beeswax, a piece of beech wood, and two pieces of polishing cloth.
Package size: L27cm x W1.5cm x H9cm

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