Last October I got out my late Grandfathers 6 gal. kraut crock out, called my parents and borrowed Grandpa's kraut cutter. Grandpa made one many moons ago. He would be 104 now so the cutter is well over 70 years old. He made it using birds eye maple. After 70 years of use it is still beautiful. Birds eye maple is a beautiful wood. So, I bought 20 pounds of cabbage and made kraut. I could see Grandpa standing there with a big smile on his face. Keeping an lost art alive! My brother is into woodworking. He asked me a month ago for ideas on wood projects. I said I like a kraut cutter like grandpa's. Well, he has started a wood working website. The site is still "under construction" but tonight he posted pics of the cutter he is making me. Going to look really nice and I'm looking forward to making many pounds of sauerkraut and one day pass it on to my Grandchildren. http://www.creeativewoodworking.com/ If you like his site let him know. More pictures to come!