Mixing Paddles

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Project by Phil Clark posted 11-28-2014 04:19 PM 1491 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I made several of Lew’s French rolling pins for Christmas presents but when on the lathe one of them had worm holes at one end above the Celtic knot. I almost threw it away. Instead, I needed a pair of mixing paddles for my sausage making and thought I had nothing to lose by giving it a try. I cut off the wormy section and turned it down for handles then shaped the paddle on the bandsaw and sander. Finished with mineral oil. Worked out all right and saves the hands from mixing the sausage ingredients with the cold meat.

-- Legacy Woodcraft

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#1 posted 11-28-2014 05:35 PM

Phil, you are a woodworker after my own heart. I seldom can bring myself to throw away any wood as I always feel obligated to make the most from our natural resources. Good work and clever way to save a project.

-- Ron, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#2 posted 11-28-2014 07:12 PM

Pretty ornate mixing paddles, darn site nicer than the wooden spoons I would use and yes, I have more than a couple projects renamed because of natural faults unseen until time to apply the finish.
Great SAVE !

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#3 posted 11-29-2014 02:15 AM

I have always wanted to try this, about to pull the trigger on buying a Mid lathe. Oh boy! Nice work these are great.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 11-29-2014 04:00 AM


What a great up-cycling! They look spectacular.


-- “Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” Benjamin Franklin -- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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