Chitarra Pasta Maker
This sturdy 2-sided chitarra pasta maker is hand made by a Pennsylvania artisan since the late 1940's, with hardwood from his grove, anchors from a local forge, and piano wire.
The wires cut 3/16" wide strands on one side, and 1/8" wide on the other side. The center board catches the strands and slides out to remove them.
Cast aluminum anchors and wire guides. Steel wires. Hardwood frame. Fiberboard catch board.
19-1/2" x 9-1/4" x 4-1/2" overall. 6" x 14-1/2" cutting area.
It's a rustic tool, so the wood color and finish may vary, and less than perfect leveling of the frame is to be expected; a kitchen towel underneath helps to keep it steady. With proper care, it will last a lifetime.