Stanley, spokeshave, shavings and a spatula!

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Project by jjw5858 posted 03-09-2012 01:22 AM 3035 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey gang, hope all is well with you.

Here is the spatula I made from my new blog (Pallet wood, spokeshave and a Stanley 35) I hope you might enjoy seeing some of the pics of how this was made. If so please check out the blog.

It was a real workout…lol believe me…and just a skills challenge for myself….to see what I have learned so far.

I think also using the Stanely 35…and getting it set up for working was nice. I just cannot really get into the idea of buying these old handtools and not breaking them back in again. For me….if it’s able…that old tool was meant to be used…not hung up like a

I kinda laugh when these newer woodwork shows have a bowsaw on the wall…like a fossil of days gone by…..even though I realize in the business aspect of the last 50 or more years it really is just that…lol. So I speak in hobbiest terms only.

My thoughts are also….there at some point was a craftsmen…..that once used this….and dam….I need to pay it back and get that ole plane up and running again..or at least try to.

So here is what my piece of pallet wood transformed into….I hope this may be of interest to some of ya!

Take care and thanks so much for the inspiration and great comments,


-- "Always continue to learn, laugh and share!" JJW

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#1 posted 03-09-2012 01:43 AM

Hey nice.
You didn’t happen to buy Paul sellers book and DVD set did you?
That’s pretty much the first project.
I was sharpening planes and chisels and spoke shaves today and then worked on one of these.

aka bagtown

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#2 posted 03-09-2012 01:47 AM

Ha, never mind.
I just looked at your last project. Lol
Hey shouldn’t this be a spoon. lol

aka bagtown

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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#3 posted 03-09-2012 03:45 AM

Very nice work. A lot of sweat went into it I’ll bet. It’s nice to things by hand, it brings more satisfaction to the project.

-- Don't waste today, it is yesterdays tomorrow!~SisQMark

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#4 posted 03-09-2012 03:48 AM

Man! That turned out nice. Great job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#5 posted 03-09-2012 08:26 PM

I might be kind of hesitant to use a spatula from pallet wood. Looks good though!

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#6 posted 03-10-2012 03:13 AM

Looks Good!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#7 posted 03-10-2012 11:32 PM

A home made cooking utensil is as good as home cooking and will add to the enjoyment.
Thanks JOE ,great blog and post .


-- Kiefer

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