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Chopstick Master from Bridge City Wins Major Award in China

For product designers and manufacturers, the “Academy Award” equivalent in our industry is the internationally coveted “Red Dot” design award issued annually by the Design Zentrum Nordrhein Westfalen in Essen, Germany.  It is a big deal. This is a two dimensional trophy; This year, the Red Dot organizers created a new award exclusively for the nation of China which Read More

We Are News! – Tool ensures successful woodworking experience – Lake Oswego Review

We are News! Check out this article from the Lake Oswego Review all about Chopstick Master by Bridge City Tool Works. Chopstick Master makes perfect chopsticks STAFF PHOTOS: VERN UYETAKE – John Economaki shows his Chopstick Master, a simple handtool that allows people to make perfect chopsticks, even if it is their first time to Read More

The Chopstick Olympics and Other Cool News…

I am back from my third trip to Asia in the last six months and this was the best trip yet — I have lots of news to share. I stopped by the factory producing the Chopstick Master and watched as the very first units were being boxed. This was so cool to see. Production Read More

Chopstick Master Happy Chopstick Maker 2015

Making Chopsticks

During the past 6 months, over 1,000 pair of chopsticks have been produced with various Chopstick Master prototypes. Now we are ready. Production has begun and we’re taking pre-orders to maximize our production run. The pre-order window opens September 10, 2015 and will remain open through October 10, 2015. Click here to learn more and Read More

Making Chopsticks the Bridge City Way… September 10th is the Day!

Sunday I leave for China, my third visit in the last six months. I must say, the experiences and friendships I have accumulated are lasting and incredibly rewarding. This may be the most fun six months of my BCTW business life. To think it took 32 years to have this much fun doesn’t say much Read More

Chopstick Master Body - Bridge City Tool Works

The Chopstick Master from Bridge City; Production Prototype Images

The first production prototype came in last Thursday and I thought I would share with you a sneak peek. As mentioned, this item will be made completely in China and I think you will be thrilled with the quality. Before we move on to the pictures, I want to thank all who commented on the Read More

Making Chopsticks in Taipei with the New Chopstick Master™ from Bridge City Tool Works

Several weeks ago, over the Forth of July holiday, I traveled to Taipei to unveil the second generation of the Chopstick Master™. If you have never been to Taipei in July, it is hot. So hot in fact, on my cab ride to the exhibition hall I saw two trees fighting over a dog… The Read More

Chopstick Master Making Chopsticks

The Chopstick Master version 2… V3 is in Production!

I just returned from a trade show in Taipei demonstrating version two of the Chopstick Master. All I can say is “WOW”. Just like in Shanghai, the people making chopsticks were about as happy as happy can be. I really feel damn lucky that this idea has been so well received, again. It was 4 Read More