Matching Ice Cream Scoop and Pizza Cutter

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Project by PASs posted 05-17-2014 02:03 PM 1032 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

On a whim and with a few extra bucks in my pocket I got some Spectraply turning blanks at my local Woodcraft a couple years ago.
I made a candle holder and a bud vase out of some and the boss, er…wife, really liked it.
So Christmas eve two years ago I made her an ice cream scoop with a spectraply handle.
She loved it and we used is for about a year.
She took it to one of our craft shows last season for a display and she ended up selling it.
So she suggested I make a matching pizza cutter and ice cream scoop with spectraply handles.
I did, and they sold on the first show I took them too.
The Pizza Cutter unscrews from the handle so it can be cleaned in a dishwasher.
I have modified the Ice Cream Scoops so they also unscrew from the handles.

Ice Cream Scoop and Pizza Cutter from local Woodcraft store.
Spectraply from local Woodcraft store.
Sanded to 320 grit.
Multiple coats of superglue.
Polished on the Beall buff system.

Comments, critiques, and suggestions welcome.
Roger, thinking of you ice cream man.

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

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#1 posted 05-17-2014 02:50 PM

Fantastic pieces!!

COOL stuff!

Great work!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#2 posted 05-17-2014 03:16 PM

Very cool work…. Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#3 posted 05-18-2014 06:21 AM

those are nice…

-- Jeff,Tucson,Az.

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#4 posted 05-18-2014 09:04 AM

Vey nice, indeed :)

-- -> Kim, Denmark

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#5 posted 05-19-2014 05:07 AM

Very cool indeed! I love the colored handles. The Mrs. wants me to make some of these for our own use at home. Maybe I can squeeze these in soon. Thanks for the inspiration!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#6 posted 05-23-2014 12:05 PM

OH Pete!! LOL Thnx for thinkin bout me. This is a gr8 set. Really like the finish also. Do you do any sanding in between coats of CA? I’ve been wanting to try the CA finish method. Thnx

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#7 posted 05-23-2014 01:00 PM

Hey Roger,
No sanding between coats.
I don’t have the process down to get as smooth a finish as the pen turners.
But I work the small ridges down with the infamous BEALL BUFF system.
And, I’m making more in the spectraply.

BTW, I LOVED your dust collector post.

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

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#8 posted 05-24-2014 12:41 AM

Thnx Pete. Your finishes look fantastic. I had a pen that was from Red Palm wood, and I had 2 coats of CA on it as a finish. After completing it, I thought it was dry enough to put into a ziploc bag (not sealed tightly), but, it fogged up to a white milky look. I’ve gotta sand it all off and redo it. So, I don’t know what the heck happened. I guess it’s all experimental…...........more mental than anything..LOL OH, btw, I’m sad now that I sold an old lathe because I thought about setting it up with a buffing system…. oh well.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#9 posted 07-05-2014 08:11 AM

Spectraply eh I am off to research where I can get some!
The pizzacutter and scoop are brilliant!

So do I understand correctly ? you polished the CA?

-- Regards Robert

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#10 posted 07-05-2014 02:12 PM

I did, I did, I did polish the CA.
On some of the handles the CA had too many ridges and valleys, So I had nothing to loose.
I was careful doing it as CA is sensitive to heat, but it did knock off the ridges quite nicely.

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

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