I always miss my mother’s cooking. She made the best Chinese cabbage and pork dumplings and I remember she used to teach me how to fold dumplings hand by hand. This tool is inspired by these memories.
This machines only requires pressing. I think clapping hands really resemble the pressing movement.
I chose oak wood as the material not only for its patterns and color but also for its durability.
Initially I used the pulling mechanism and made a fairly successful prototypes but I realized I can reduce the size with simpler operation. I changed the handle from two to one, and made the operation simpler and faster.
Here is the video on the instructions: