Round Spurtle with Celtic Loops

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Project by KnotCurser posted 09-28-2014 03:08 PM 1423 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed a good excuse to turn a project with these Celtic Loops, and I saw pics of spurtles being used and thought I would like to have one in my kitchen.

A spurtle was traditionally used to stir porridge – it’s also good for stirring thick stews and even my morning coffee once it’s in the french press.

Pic 2 shows the sugar maple blank with the strips of cherry and walnut glued in and ready to turn.

The hardest part of this project was figuring out how to glue the blank accurately – used a piece of right angle aluminum on melamine (no glue stickage) and a bunch of clamps.

It’s about a foot long and maybe 3/4” thick at the handle end.

A thin coating of mineral oil sealed the deal.



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#1 posted 09-28-2014 03:26 PM

Thank you. I now know what a spurtle is.


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#2 posted 09-28-2014 04:14 PM

Hey….some years ago moms with naughty kids also had a very practical use for a spurtle….........not that it happened to me….somebody told me

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#3 posted 09-28-2014 06:07 PM


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 09-29-2014 12:44 AM

Very nice looking and I love the walnut and cherry. Looks as though you are enjoying yourself.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#5 posted 10-02-2014 12:21 PM

I like it bob. The wood combos are fantastic

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

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