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Curved spatulas

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Project by Ebro posted 09-14-2015 01:55 PM 1187 views 9 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I find most wooden spatulas to be pretty unfriendly to use. They are too flat and bulky so I’ve been messing around with a curved design. The large knob and the curve of the handle fits my hand really well. You can’t see it very well on the oak spatula, but I sanded a texture into the handle that I really like. I’m not 100% sure what the darker wood is, I think it’s walnut. You can see the texture on the handle better there. They are finished with mineral oil. I’ll be taking these to a craft show later this year and we’ll see how they sell. Thanks for looking.





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Ocelot

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#1 posted 09-14-2015 03:55 PM

Do you cook with these?

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#2 posted 09-14-2015 04:00 PM

I really like your spatulas! Great be design! Make a bunch, they will sell!

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#3 posted 09-14-2015 04:06 PM

Ocelot, I do. I use one of the first ones I made from poplar quite a bit. It’s great for getting under things to flip them and scraping the curve of skillets. It’s my favorite utensil.

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#4 posted 09-14-2015 04:14 PM

Lumberboss, thank you. I appreciate the compliment!

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#5 posted 09-14-2015 05:10 PM

Great design. What are the length and width? Were these just carved out of a board or did you start with a thicker piece of wood, or is it a bentwood process?

-- Leafherder

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#6 posted 09-14-2015 06:14 PM

They are roughly 12” long by 3” wide. The dark one is narrower. I started with 1 3/4” x 3” x 12” stock and cut the compound curve out with a band saw. I have 2 templates, one for the top and one for the side. I tape the waste back on to make the second cut. Most of the sanding is done on a 4”x36” belt sander. I hope that helps.

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#7 posted 09-14-2015 07:09 PM

You did a really nice job on this.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#8 posted 09-16-2015 02:34 PM

That’s really intriguing. I might have to add that to my to-do list.

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