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This months president’s challenge for our turning club was to turn a kitchen utensil ( Not a bowl ) constest. I searched the net and found a spatula that I like and turned this from cherry board. I chucked the board in the lathe and turned the handle and then shaped the spatula part on the band saw. Some sanding and mineral oil finish to compete the project and I now have a nice utensil for the kitchen. 15 1/2” long, 2 1/4” wide.

The nice thing about being in the club is they come up with ways to try different things on the lathe, plus they are a GREAT bunch to hang out with. We all have good time at the meetings. Thanks for looking.

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

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#1 posted 03-15-2013 08:50 PM

May have to “borrow” this idea!

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

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#2 posted 03-15-2013 09:18 PM

hi very nice glad to hear you have a great turning club

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#3 posted 03-15-2013 10:02 PM


-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 03-15-2013 10:07 PM

Uh… yeah, well…. that looks a whole lot like the ‘paddle’ that was used on me (regularly) as a kid. Actually, it looks like just the thing for scrambled eggs. I would have never thought to ‘turn’ a spatula.

-- I just got done cutting three boards and all four of them were too short. (true story)

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#5 posted 03-15-2013 10:24 PM

Very nice! Great Job!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#6 posted 03-16-2013 01:40 AM

Well done Mike, yep I feel sorry for the guys who aren’t handy to a club & can’t enjoy the friendship & learnings.
cheers Mate

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

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#7 posted 03-16-2013 04:10 AM

Nice one,Mike…..........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 03-16-2013 07:55 PM

I bet everyone in the famiy will want one for Christmas!! Very Nice!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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