Yes, it is much more difficult to saw off a finger with a dull knife. I have a funny feeling that wasn't your original intent! Oh well, now you and Shrek are truly blood relatives! (or did you lose the onions?)
Nah, kept the onions...rinsed them off. It was a very thin slice off the side, left the skin on so it didn't get lost anywhere. No cannibals this trip.
Got this one from Fante's. Best price I found, if not the most elegantly finished. Pasta Makers
I have some olive wood, and I plan to turn and carve one with a personal stamp design. It's a nice form of pasta that does well with chunky type sauces and mixes of toppings. You can monogram your food!