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.
- 3-PIE 3-Section
- 4-PIE 4-Section
- 6-PIE 6-Section – VERY LIMITED AVAILABILITY….Next Batch Due August 2020.
- 8-PIE 8-Section
- 10-PIE 10-Section
- 12-PIE 12-Section SPECIAL ORDER ONLY…Order, and we’ll get you one.
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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.
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