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Project by Dave Polaschek posted 08-01-2021 08:48 PM 645 views 0 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I had a spatula on which the plastic handle broke a bit over a month ago, and I decided I liked it enough to put on a wooden handle. Started with some scraps of curly cherry I had, and sandwiched a bit of 1/16 (or maybe 3/32) ash veneer between them to get the fit right. The handle is a little twisted from the spatula, but that just makes the lighter stripe from the ash look cool, right? It’s a design feature!

Finished with a few coats of tung oil thinned 50-50 with mineral spirits in order to get better penetration.

Details of the build are in a blog I wrote:

Total time was maybe a half-dozen hours, in between other projects. My shop-time has been limited lately, so it was nice having a project that I could work on for short periods when I did get a few minutes in the shop.

-- Dave - Santa Fe





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Oldtool

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#1 posted 08-01-2021 09:37 PM

Nice looking handle, great design features.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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recycle1943

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#2 posted 08-01-2021 10:01 PM

design features show an artists way of life – good job

-- 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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LittleBlackDuck

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#3 posted 08-01-2021 10:50 PM

Good rescue DP... but I still reckon it’s display cabinet destined.

Looks like you agree, indirectly… where’s the sizzling sausage or hamburger on the end… or has it lost it’s fat and charcoal proof properties?

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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GR8HUNTER

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#4 posted 08-01-2021 11:18 PM

Beautiful handle

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#5 posted 08-01-2021 11:32 PM

It doesn’t matter if the handle is twisted as long as it flips food :-)
Well done Dave. Or maybe medium rare.

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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Dave Polaschek

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#6 posted 08-01-2021 11:48 PM

Thanks, Tom!

Thanks, Dick! I’d feel better about it if I’d meant to do that.

Duckie, it’ll get used.

Thanks, Tony!

Medium rare. Or rare. Or maybe even blue if I’m at a place that knows what that means, Duck.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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pottz

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#7 posted 08-01-2021 11:50 PM

nice save on a fav cooking tool.ive got that bbq tong thats gonna need the same surgery.i was gonna just toss when it dies but youve inspired me.you just keep getting me into things-lol.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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Dave Polaschek

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#8 posted 08-02-2021 12:01 AM

Thanks, Pottz. It’s a good use for small pieces of pretty wood, too. This handle came from a bit that was too small for a saw handle after I cut around the knot that made the grain interesting. Glad I can help you find new rabbit holes!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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LittleBlackDuck

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#9 posted 08-02-2021 01:56 AM



.... Or maybe even blue if I’m at a place that knows what that means, Duck.
- Dave Polaschek

Blue, blue, blue… hold the steak in your palm… hold the back of your hand over the fire… when it starts to get warm, it’s well (figuratively) and truelly done!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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doubleDD

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#10 posted 08-02-2021 03:21 AM

That’s what I’m talking about. Perfect handle and a custom job. Well done a Dave. Now you can start on the other utensils. LOL.

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

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pottz

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#11 posted 08-02-2021 03:24 AM



That s what I m talking about. Perfect handle and a custom job. Well done a Dave. Now you can start on the other utensils. LOL.

- doubleDD


dave im gonna send you my bbw tongs too rebuild too.ok ?

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#12 posted 08-02-2021 04:51 AM



dave im gonna send you my bbw tongs too rebuild too.ok ?
- pottz
pottzy, hope that bbw is a typo… otherwise it’ll cost you a fortune in postage.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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crowie

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#13 posted 08-02-2021 09:13 AM

One favourite saved!
Well done Dave…

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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Dave Polaschek

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#14 posted 08-02-2021 11:37 AM

Thanks, Dave!

I’m not sure what you want to do with your BBW tongs, Pottz. Not sure I want to know.

Thanks, Peter!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#15 posted 08-02-2021 03:20 PM

Looks good Dave! I have a handleless spatula sitting on my workbench needing the same treatment.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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