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The Complete Chopstick Making Set

$308.00 $359.00

Delivery and Shipping

At JTA we are proud of our order turnaround times and work hard to ensure the best possible service.

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At JTA we are proud of our order turnaround times and work hard to ensure the best possible service.

We are NOT a drop-shipping company and hold all of our stock in Sydney. We dispatch every weekday, and we are usually able to dispatch orders received before 12pm on the same day. If you urgently require your purchase we suggest that you select express shipping at checkout to ensure we prioritise your parcel.

Shipping Charges:

We have revised our logistics systems to offer the best possible postage price to our customers. All prices are in $AUD.

Within Australia:

Regular Post: $12.50, tracking number emailed to you at dispatch

Express Post: $19.50, tracking number emailed to you at dispatch

Within New Zealand:

We are now able to offer our New Zealand customers $17 flat-rate shipping on orders under 2kg.  For orders heavier than 2kg the following rates apply:

<2kg: $17

3kg: $27

4kg: $32

5kg: $35

Express Courier International:

Flat Rate - AU$35 on orders up to 2kg (4.4lbs)

For orders over this weight:

<3kg: $62

<4kg: $67

<5kg: $74

For orders over 5kg in weight, please email us at info@japanesetools.com.au

Prices for all other international orders are calculated at checkout according to Australia Post’s standard rates.

Please be aware some international countries may charge additional taxes when your order goes through customs. Prices on the JTA website do not include these charges and it is the customer's responsibility to cover this.

Delivery Times inside Australia:

These are estimates only. All orders are sent with a tracking code via our shipping app Shippit, and we recommend you use this to check on your order's progress.

From the date of dispatch we expect the following delivery times within Australia:

Regular Post: Within 3-5 business days (metro areas) or 4-8 business days (rural areas)

Express Post: 1-2 business days (metro areas) or 2-4 business days (rural areas)

Plastic-free Policy:

Japanese Tools Australia is an environmentally conscious company and we endeavour to eliminate plastics in as many parts of our business as possible. Your purchase will be shipped in recyclable non-plastic materials, and we re-use cardboard and paper wherever possible in our shipping process.

Exceptions to plastic-free policy:

Unfortunately, we are required to dispatch some express items in pre-paid satchels and in such circumstances we have no choice but to use a plastic satchel. Please keep in mind these satchels are 100% recyclable. Our suppliers also use plastic in their packaging of some products, and we do not remove these protective measures before shipping. We are considering strategies to eliminate these two remaining sources of plastic in our shipping process. As many of our items are hand-made, they do not arrive to us or to you with extraneous packaging, though this is not the case for all of our products.

Breakage in shipping policy:

We pack our shipments in specialised materials to ensure that our customers find them in the same condition that we send them. If you receive your products in a damaged condition, please email info@japanesetools.com.au with your order number and photos of the condition of the products within a week of collection. If an item is deemed to have been damaged in transit we will replace it with like kind at no extra shipping cost to the customer.

If you are unhappy with the condition of your product and it has not been damaged in transit, please refer to our returns and exchanges policy. 

Description

Our chopstick-making jig is a massive hit wherever we go. Aside from turning out aesthetically beautiful and functional chopsticks, it is a great introduction into the world of woodworking, a great learning tool for understanding grain in timber, and a gentle way of acquainting oneself with the function of a Japanese plane.

We have assembled this extensive kit for those looking to assemble a few of the main components of a Japanese hand-tool toolkit, and fulfil all of this jig's potential. As well as the jig and the 42mm plane that is used with it, we have added a traditional Japanese hammer to adjust the blade and, most importantly, a best-selling Cerax combination waterstone.

The inclusion of a waterstone allows the user to resharpen the blade of the plane as needed. This is a great way to practise the skill of sharpening and maintain the integrity of the tool's edge. By keeping the plane sharp, it is also able to be used as a general woodworking tool.

We are also including a Number 2 mini ebony plane, which features a 3mm-radiused profile. We've found that the No.2 is a great way to finesse the tip of the chopstick to an attractive and comfortable rounded profile once it has been planed to shape in the jig. The use of the No.2 will require some careful setting up and practice to get it right, taking careful note of grain direction on each corner of the chopstick. Again, it is a great teaching tool and a useful profile to have to hand for rounding delicate corners.

The final components we are including in the extended kit are a variety of grits of Abranet mesh and an Iwasaki file. The file has dual uses - it will be required to set up the plane to a satisfactory working standard (further instructions can be found at the final link of the description), and can also be used to shape the held end of the chopstick to a dome or point.

To get you underway the set comes with twelve chopstick blanks, or enough for six pairs of chopsticks. If you have access to a band saw or table saw, rip down your preferred timber to 8mmx8mm blanks and cut to the length of the slot in the jig for an almost unlimited supply of chopsticks. If you don't have access to such machinery, we offer blanks for sale for use with this jig here.

For detailed instructions on using the jig, click here. Before its first use the plane will need to be setup - for detailed instructions on that process, click here.

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The Complete Chopstick Making Set - Chopstick Maker - Japanese Tools Australia
JTA

The Complete Chopstick Making Set

$308.00 $359.00

Our chopstick-making jig is a massive hit wherever we go. Aside from turning out aesthetically beautiful and functional chopsticks, it is a great introduction into the world of woodworking, a great learning tool for understanding grain in timber, and a gentle way of acquainting oneself with the function of a Japanese plane.

We have assembled this extensive kit for those looking to assemble a few of the main components of a Japanese hand-tool toolkit, and fulfil all of this jig's potential. As well as the jig and the 42mm plane that is used with it, we have added a traditional Japanese hammer to adjust the blade and, most importantly, a best-selling Cerax combination waterstone.

The inclusion of a waterstone allows the user to resharpen the blade of the plane as needed. This is a great way to practise the skill of sharpening and maintain the integrity of the tool's edge. By keeping the plane sharp, it is also able to be used as a general woodworking tool.

We are also including a Number 2 mini ebony plane, which features a 3mm-radiused profile. We've found that the No.2 is a great way to finesse the tip of the chopstick to an attractive and comfortable rounded profile once it has been planed to shape in the jig. The use of the No.2 will require some careful setting up and practice to get it right, taking careful note of grain direction on each corner of the chopstick. Again, it is a great teaching tool and a useful profile to have to hand for rounding delicate corners.

The final components we are including in the extended kit are a variety of grits of Abranet mesh and an Iwasaki file. The file has dual uses - it will be required to set up the plane to a satisfactory working standard (further instructions can be found at the final link of the description), and can also be used to shape the held end of the chopstick to a dome or point.

To get you underway the set comes with twelve chopstick blanks, or enough for six pairs of chopsticks. If you have access to a band saw or table saw, rip down your preferred timber to 8mmx8mm blanks and cut to the length of the slot in the jig for an almost unlimited supply of chopsticks. If you don't have access to such machinery, we offer blanks for sale for use with this jig here.

For detailed instructions on using the jig, click here. Before its first use the plane will need to be setup - for detailed instructions on that process, click here.

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