Turning Ice Cream Scoop handles.

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Blog entry by PASs posted 01-10-2013 07:30 AM 2440 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I did a couple of Ice cream scoop handles this afternoon.
The second one took 30 minutes from grabbing the blank to ready to glue on the scoop.
Here’s a quick photo log of the action (all times in Military format).

1. 1630, grabbed the blank and put it in the drill press to drill the hole for the scoop.

2. 1637, blank rounded.

3. 1639, tenon turned.

4. 1644, rough shaping done.

5. 1645, start sanding…80, 120, 180, 220, 320 grit.

6. 1648, finish sanding.

7. 1650, final turning on tenon.

8. 1654, CA finish applied.

9. 1704, Dismounted the handle, cut the end off, used disk sander to rough finish the end, then a 320 grit sanding mop to smooth it. Applied a little CA to the sanded end, sanded the tenon to length, and polished the handle with the Beall system.

The full series of photos is available here:

I hope you enjoy….comments and criticism always appreciated.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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View murch's profile


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#1 posted 01-10-2013 08:11 AM

Nice going Pete. That ol’ army training looks to have many beneficial side effects.
Enjoy your ice-cream.

p.s. you really can’t go wrong with lots of photo’s . LJ’s love photo’s.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#2 posted 01-10-2013 02:11 PM

Very good Pete. Mmm mmm good, ice cream. Nice how-to, and of coarse, a fine finished scoop/s.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#3 posted 01-10-2013 02:15 PM

Great turning in there. Love the handles, just the right thickness and shape to hold it and scoop ice cream. Good photos and details of the process.


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#4 posted 01-10-2013 03:57 PM

Thanks for the instructions, eventually I will get back to lathe work.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#5 posted 01-10-2013 05:00 PM

Those look like a fun project. You sure did a nice job on them.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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