FINAL INVENTORY! Our supplier is out of stock with no projected re-stock date, so we’re closing these out. As of 8/22/22 we have exactly three each of the 3-Pie & 4-Pie, and only ONE of the 6-Pie Splitters.
Align one of the sharp cutting wedges on your pie splitter with the drying split in the culm, tap all the other cutting wedges into the culm with a sharp rap from a wooden mallet, then push the cutter down through the culm for multiple even sections. It helps if you brace the bottom end of your culm again the junction of wall and the floor in your shop or garage; others use the angle formed by concrete steps leading from the garage into the house. It really helps to have the culm somewhat immobilized before you strike the splitter to lodge it in the culm, and then to provide further resistance as you push the splitting down through the stick. This simple, purposeful tool makes subsequent splitting easier than ever before. Heavy cast iron construction. Watch our Making Bamboo Blanks DVD to see the pie splitter in action. They’re great fun to use! The three, four, and six section splitters are the most popular and useful sizes for your shop. Six section pie splitters have been tough to source this year…if we have them in stock and you even think you’ll want one in the next year, grab it.
- 3-PIE 3-Section
- 4-PIE 4-Section
- 6-PIE 6-Section
- 8-PIE 8-Section SOLD OUT
- 10-PIE 10-Section SOLD OUT
- 12-PIE 12-Section SOLD OUT
Made in Japan
Once you’ve made the initial, evenly sectioned cut into your culms with a pie splitter, you’ll need a Japanese Froe to split out the individual strips.
Traditional Japanese Bamboo Froe with Oak handle – FINAL INVENTORY
Traditional Japanese Bambo Froe with Iron handle – FINAL INVENTORY
And some how-to info is always helpful:
Two Video Set – Making Bamboo Blanks & Finishing Bamboo Rods (DVD) – FINAL AVAILABILITY