Street Use

Spring-loaded Chop Sticks

I’m not sure who much these are actually used. They may be simply a design project. But they look plausible. In fact, I think I’ll make some for guests.

You remove the spring from a wooden or plastic spring clothespin, and insert it between two chop sticks — perhaps with a little grove shaved on the chop stick shank. The result is a pair that is easy to use and requires no life-long skill to pick up grains of rice.


Posted on October 26, 2006 at 12:35 am | comments

  • When I was a kid my dad made spring loaded chopsticks for me by rolling up the paper sleeve and wrapping a rubber band around the chopsticks.

  • Nick

    I’m sure there’s a way to make the design work, but as is, I don’t think those will open wide enough for practical use.

  • ERIC

    Hi, I have a wonderfull pattern for chopsticks that are joined I call them training chopsticks, and would not mind sending you a copy, if you are in the US. What finish should be used on chop sticks? Can I use a polyurethane or just mineral oil?