|Project by KnotCurser||posted 09-28-2014 03:08 PM||1130 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
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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