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Project by hairy posted 04-28-2011 12:51 AM 2490 views 1 time favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Spurtling season will soon be upon us. To my horror, I realized I was un – spurtled.

This is no time to panic. I calmly went to the lathe, chucked up a convenient 1 and 3/4” square x 18 ” piece of mahogany.
In the spurtling community, it’s go big or go home.

With a world of options available to me, I decided to fall back on my tired and worn decorative treatments. It’s better to be safe than sorry at a time like this.

Hexagonal handle, twisted shaft, divided by a bead. Finished length 16” x 1 and 5/8 tapering to 7/8”

As far as finish, I decided to go old school. Real old. No finish. People have been stirring food with sticks since before recorded history.

-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...





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dozuki

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#1 posted 04-28-2011 01:13 AM

Its a spurtawhat now. It looks good no matter what it is. Looks kind of big for a pen.LOL

-- Couldn't think of anything clever. I LIKE WOOD

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#2 posted 04-28-2011 01:20 AM

Hairy, Keep those awesome kitchen utensils coming!! And don’t you dare invite comment on what finish to use, ahem, okay? Great work, sir!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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hairy

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#3 posted 04-28-2011 01:22 AM

It’s safe to go back in the kitchen now.

-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...

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MShort

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#4 posted 04-28-2011 02:15 AM

Now it’s time to make something spurtilicious !!! Like the twist.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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FoxMountainWoods

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#5 posted 04-28-2011 02:33 AM

Is a spurtle for stirring oatmeal? hmmm…

-- Scott Hubley - Nova Scotia, Canada - http://www.foxmountainwoods.com

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#6 posted 04-28-2011 07:47 AM

Nice spurtle, even nicer lathe, is it by chance a Robust? I saw one in operation during a demo and I was very impressed!

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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peteg

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#7 posted 04-28-2011 10:05 AM

I think we have some latent “kitchen tallent” hiding away here, I recall a 2 for th kitchen 1 for the shop work back a bit, nice job Hairy, BTW I have no idea what a spurtle is ???? :)))))
nice job to boot

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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rance

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#8 posted 04-28-2011 11:55 AM

Ya-All may not know what a Spurtle is, but I’ll bet cha know what Google is. :)

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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hairy

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#9 posted 04-28-2011 03:40 PM

Erwin, you have a good eye. Here's a better look at it, my review. It truly is an impressive machine.

Pete, a spurtle is a fancy food stirring stick. I’ve also heard them referred to as a theevil.

Thanks!

-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...

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Bluepine38

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#10 posted 04-28-2011 04:15 PM

Jamie posted a spurtle last year I believe, and being from Scotland, he must be the resident expert. Hairy
that spurtle is beautiful. Are you practicing to go to Carrbridge and compete in the Golden Spurtle contest
with it, or is just for personal satisfaction. Thank you for sharing and that Robust is a wonderful lathe, plus
it is made in the US, one of these days.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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murch

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#11 posted 04-28-2011 04:52 PM

Well now, faith and begorrah, don’t you learn something everyday. A spurtle beGod.

Nice bit of turning Hairy.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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hairy

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#12 posted 04-28-2011 06:37 PM

Thanks! This spurtle will likely be a gift.

-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...

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poopiekat

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#13 posted 04-29-2011 12:21 AM

Remember Graham Kerr, the galloping gourmet? He was the Brit who had a really good gourmet-cooking show in the mid-1960s. He created a multipurpose tool similar to this, and marketed it as ’The Graham Kerr Spurdle” I guess that alternate spelling was acceptable. I wonder if any exist nowadays.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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Stephen Mines

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#14 posted 04-29-2011 03:00 PM

Fun work, nice commentary! Kind of a shock to see spurtles even mentioned here! I’ve been turning these for a couple of weeks now…around two hundred so far. Will post as project, we can compare stir sticks! Thanks for sharing.
Stephen

-- Stephen Mines (Saltmines@aol.com)

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hairy

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#15 posted 04-29-2011 04:31 PM

Now all I need is a tv show! Among many other things.

Stephen. 200! WOW!

-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...

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