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This is a ??? kitchen thing.

About 14 inches long, 3-1/4 wide and varies on thickness of flat part from relatively sharp on the front and right side to 3/8 thick on the left side.

Made from pallet oak. Used a lot of different tools, even the scrollsaw and a lot of sanding,- even using a flap-wheel on the drillpress for some of it. The sharpening was all done with sanders. 2 hand sanders and 2 different belt sanders were used. The oscillating 4” grizzly carried the heavy load, with the 6” Jet doing the sharpening part.

As I do not have a band saw the angle cuts were done with hand saws. the handle part was curt on the scrollsaw.

Finish is many (probably 15+ ) coats of walnut oil-food grade.

Design was a T & E special again.

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

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#1 posted 12-02-2019 09:54 PM

Nice one Ralbuck.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#2 posted 12-02-2019 10:25 PM

Looks great! As for what to call it, well…Kitchen tools are often named by function (Pie server, Bowl Scraper, Pizza Peel). So what is the intended use? Flipping pancakes? Serving donuts? Whacking the knuckles of the person trying to sample the cookies that are being made for the bake sale? :-)

Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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Dave Polaschek

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#3 posted 12-02-2019 10:29 PM

Nice burger flipper thing.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#4 posted 12-02-2019 10:50 PM

again i say would work perfect on a grill GREAT JOB :<)))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

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#5 posted 12-02-2019 11:10 PM

Like your Thing !
Reminds me of Butter Paddles ….
Be a good Burger Flipper.
This to me is what working with wood is all about… Go with the flow .
I would buy and use this any day rather than some precision robot made soulless junk.
500 years after we are all history your thing will still be here….

-- BAZZ, LIVERPOOL UK A workshop is not a luxury . We need it to preserve our sanity in this frantic world we live in. A place to be at peace.

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Don Broussard

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#6 posted 12-02-2019 11:26 PM

Looks like a food chisel or kitchen chisel to me.

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#7 posted 12-02-2019 11:41 PM

“Kitchen slick” as in an oversized chisel. Or “an adjuster” as in the chef can adjust your mood or opinion.

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#8 posted 12-02-2019 11:43 PM

Flap Jack / Hash Brown flipper. God well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#9 posted 12-03-2019 01:51 AM

Bar-B-Que Solution. Scrape the grill, it will form to it and flip buggers too! One size fits all, one tool does it all ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 12-03-2019 03:20 AM

Spatula! What did I win? ))

-- "It's getting better..." - put this on my RIP stone!

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#11 posted 12-03-2019 05:18 AM

Thinking that 3/8” edge is for discipline, and the thin edge could do a lot of flipping. I imagine Mothers everywhere are gonna want to order one, or 10. 14” is great reach, heck Mom would hardly need to move when discipline was called for, SMAK!!!!! ohhh time to turn the sammiches….

-- Think safe, be safe

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#12 posted 12-03-2019 05:29 AM

Definitely looks like a flipper t me.I think I’ll make one. Nice looking.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#13 posted 12-03-2019 06:40 AM

Great work Ralph.


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#14 posted 12-03-2019 10:47 AM

Not much on naming things but do know a cool project when I see it…nice job on the scraper-flipper Gizmo…

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#15 posted 12-03-2019 01:12 PM

looks like it will work.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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