how to make wooden pliers with just 10 cuts

This is just a great video, a lovely simple project that I will be having a go at over the Xmas break


8 Responses to how to make wooden pliers with just 10 cuts

  1. Nate December 23, 2014 at 12:24 am #

    This looks like the method that a master wood carver named Mooney Warther pioneered. He cut an entire plier tree of over 500 pliers from a single block of wood. Google him for more of his works.

    • James January 3, 2015 at 6:04 am #

      This is his son.

  2. Stephen Walker December 23, 2014 at 9:49 pm #

    Simple, but genius.
    Love it.
    I’m off to buy some band aids.

  3. Joshua Klein December 24, 2014 at 3:34 am #

    Very cool. Seems like a neat trick for showing off at parties. Is there much practical use for a tool like that? Even if not, I still think it’d be worth being able to amaze people with it.

    • curt seeliger December 25, 2014 at 9:36 pm #

      Sure, you can make yourself forging tongs if you start with a somewhat longer piece of iron wood.
      Nice demo, Robin, thanks for digging it up and sharing it.

  4. Graeme December 27, 2014 at 7:55 pm #

    great starter project for kids as an intro. to hand crafts. Way better than the wooden propellers for wind vanes that I used to make. Ernest and David must have interesting minds.

  5. Harry December 29, 2014 at 8:29 pm #

    Definitely get the plasters and remember basic safety! got to the 8th cut but unfortunately split my finger instead! still great fun though!

  6. daniel January 16, 2015 at 5:29 am #

    no! awful idea for kids intro! that’s so funny you posted about this. i just did some. it took 6 tries. it’s really freakin’ hard. way harder than ball in cage or chains. good old whittlin’ puzzles.
    check out my pliers and more woodcarving at