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Project by Mauricio posted 04-01-2014 03:32 AM 915 views 3 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just finished this spatula, inspired by Paul Sellers. Its made of birch. I added a little sun carving on the handle to make it more unique.

Thanks for looking!

Mauricio

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch





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shipwright

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#1 posted 04-01-2014 05:09 AM

Nice carving Mauricio.

Thanks

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees. http://prmdesigns.com/

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#2 posted 04-01-2014 01:19 PM

Very nice, Maur. Just be careful…spoons are addictive to carve! :)

-- tr ...see one, do one, teach one...

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#3 posted 04-01-2014 01:20 PM

That’s one fancy flapjack flipper there Maur!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#4 posted 04-01-2014 01:24 PM

Didn’t know you did carvings too. Pretty sweet.

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#5 posted 04-01-2014 01:28 PM

Love the carving Mauricio. Well done.

-- ~Tony

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#6 posted 04-01-2014 01:54 PM

Very nice.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA

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Mauricio

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#7 posted 04-01-2014 02:25 PM

Thanks fellas, his was very easy to carve with a only 3 carving tools, one gouge to make the circle, a small shallow one to shape the circle a little, and a V tool to make the squiggly rays.

I havent done much carving since the Peter Follansbee box, kid of fun to add simple quick carvings to otherwise plain projects.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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luv2learn

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#8 posted 04-01-2014 03:15 PM

Classy spatula Maur.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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leafherder

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#9 posted 04-01-2014 06:23 PM

Nice spatula. What kind of finish did you use on it? Looks like a fun easy project to make for gifts. Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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Mauricio

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#10 posted 04-01-2014 07:46 PM

Thanks Lee.

Thanks Leafherder: I just put some olive oil on it. I know that conventional wisdom says that this is not a good idea. However Paul Sellers has used olive oil on his cutting boards for a long time with no issues. I trust his opinion so I gave it a shot.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Mauricio

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#11 posted 04-01-2014 07:47 PM

I think I’ll do a spoon next!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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alohafromberkeley

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#12 posted 04-01-2014 07:54 PM

Great idea, Mauricio, I’ve seen similar objects made of Koa and Macadamia Nut woods in Hawaii. Have you tried it yet? I’m curious whether the in-line handle works as well as an off set handle….......Wes

-- "After a year of doing general farmwork, it was quite clear to me that chickens and I were not compatible"-George Nakashima

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Mauricio

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#13 posted 04-01-2014 08:44 PM

I bet those woods would work well, I intend to use some prettier wood on the next ones.

It worked well to scramble some eggs yesterday but it didn’t scoop very much up when it cam time to serve it.

I think the design makes sense since you don’t have to approach the skillet from the side like a straight spatula, you can approach it from the front with the spatula tilted if that makes any sense. Make one and give it a try!

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#14 posted 04-01-2014 11:19 PM

Nice NORDIC design to this and the birch is just perfect .
Maybe a little scoop shape would help for using it for serving food .

-- Kiefer 松

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#15 posted 04-02-2014 01:00 AM

Nice work Mauricio! I really like the carving, and look forward to seeing a spoon. All the best.

-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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