10 Cuts: Working Pliers Carved From Solid Block Of Wood

A small-blade knife, a block of basswood, and knowhow passed down through generations. That’s what it takes to carve pliers out of wood.

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It also takes 10 precise cuts. As seen in the video here with David Warther, the scoring of angles and with-the-grain cuts can create a hinged pair of pliers with handles and a pinching grip.

 

Warther Single Pliers are sold online for just $1.75 via Warther Cutlery in Dover, Ohio.

The cutlery company was founded in 1902. A family business, it is now operated by a fourth generation of Warthers.

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David Warther, a master carver

The hand-carved wooden pliers are one of many wood wonders at the Warther Museum, where each visiting child gets a pair of pliers for free.

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Stephen Regenold is Founder and Editor-In-Chief of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for nearly two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of four small kids, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.

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