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A "Twist" in Spatula Design

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Project by DMiller posted 06-26-2018 07:36 PM 882 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have always had fun attempting to create a unique spatula, such as the one pictured above. I enjoyed the challenge of carving the design in the scoop and at the end. I wasn’t planning on carving the flower design in it, but thought it would give it an interesting “twist.” I shape my spatulas with a belt sander clamped upside down to a table; this particular spatula took around three hours from start to finish. The spatula is made from almond wood; it was my first time to work with this species. It is finished with Howard cutting board oil. The first picture was taken as if it is being used; note how it flows in the users hand. Questions and comments welcome; thanks for looking! Dale M.

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."





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pottz

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#1 posted 06-26-2018 10:36 PM

nice spatula,i like how you shaped the handle, looks like it just melted over your hand.great job dale.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 06-26-2018 10:52 PM

Very nice.

Artistic, pretty, and useful too.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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DMiller

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#3 posted 06-27-2018 04:32 AM

Thanks for the encouraging comments, guys!!!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#4 posted 06-27-2018 04:48 PM

Dale,

That’s really a unique and beautiful spatula. Now you’ll need to make a left-handed version!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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#5 posted 06-27-2018 06:59 PM

This is a wonderful utensil and beautifully done.

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

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#6 posted 06-27-2018 07:41 PM

Very unique, a wonderful carving. I love the shape of the handle and the carved flower. Thanks for inspiring

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#7 posted 06-27-2018 11:42 PM

Thanks for the comments!!!

Lightweightladylefty, I find the second part of your comment interesting. I happen to be left handed also; I had a second identical, but left handed blank- it had some deep cracks in the handle that made it unusable. By the way, I like your signature! (:

Helluvawreck, thanks for the encouragement!

Joe, Thanks for the encouragement! I have gotten a decent amount of inspiration from Polder’s Old World Market. It amazes me what people can get for a spatula! https://www.poldersoldworldmarket.com/collections/dreamware?page=1

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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