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Project by Ebro posted 11-10-2015 03:41 AM 2344 views 33 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I worked out this design a few months ago but hadn’t produced any new ones lately. With a craft show deadline approaching, I had to get busy. The original spatulas had a textured handle, but I decided to go with a smooth handle for these. It took extra time, but I think it’s worth it. These 9 spatulas took less than 30 minutes to cut on the band saw but about 2 hours to sand using a stationary belt sander, oscillating spindle sander, random orbit sander and hand sanding. I now hate sanding a little more. The blanks measured 1.75” x 3” x 12” long. I started out taping the first cut back on to make the compound cut, but gave up on the tape to speed things up. The finish is mineral oil. The last picture is after sanding but before the finish. I was surprised by the drastic color change, especially on the walnut. Thanks for looking.





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#1 posted 11-10-2015 10:19 AM

Pretty nicely shaped. Looking good with various types of wood.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 11-10-2015 01:41 PM

Very nice

-- Pete in NC

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#3 posted 11-10-2015 02:56 PM

That’s a very nice collection of spatulas and they should sell quite easily.

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

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#4 posted 11-10-2015 06:13 PM

Those are quite nice, what sort of price do you sell them for??

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#5 posted 11-10-2015 06:48 PM

they came out Fantastic. I love the colors and how much they changed with just mineral oil.

-- You can tell a lot about your wife by her hands, for example if they are around your throat she's prolly pissed off at you...

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Ebro

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#6 posted 11-10-2015 09:09 PM

Thank you all for the compliments.

kimosawboy, I haven’t set the pricing yet but based on time and material I would like it to be in the $16 range. Since I haven’t tried to sell these yet, I’m not sure how that pricIng will work out. Any advice would be welcomed.

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kimosawboy

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#7 posted 11-10-2015 10:41 PM

At $16 each , thats a steal…
Handmade/one of a kind/natural materials….min$ 20 (plus its a nice round figure)...

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Ebro

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#8 posted 11-11-2015 01:04 AM

Thanks. I appreciate the feedback. $20 or more sounds better. I don’t like the time + material formula but it’s a starting point

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#9 posted 11-19-2015 10:11 AM

very nice. looks like it would flip a fried egg easy. wooden utensils are always fun to make as i made some wooden chili spoons for the wife a few years back.

-- Jeffery Mullen

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#10 posted 11-19-2015 05:02 PM

Can a Spatula be High End Class A work? Sure it can if it looks this good! Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#11 posted 04-04-2018 10:51 PM

These are awesome, love the design

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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