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    spurtles for the web site

    well, with the weather being so nice, how could i not resist jumping head first in my personal outdoor spinny zone? some of the items i'll be making for the web site will be from visits to the zone, and these are the start. i started at around 9 this morning (after dropping the wife off at school), and kept going (with stops only to pick the wife up from school, bathroom breaks, a quick swig here and there, you know the drill), and stopped some several hours later. the end result was a dozen spurtles, the top six are hickory, and the bottom six are maple. they are just a touch over 11 inches long. that new face shield i bought a while back was just nice! with it on, i had such good over all vision, that it was almost like it wasn't there.
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    Of all the spurtles I've ever seen, that's 12 of 'em right there.

    Looking good, Dan. They should sell well.
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    thanks vaughn! once i get my good hard maple blanks, i'll be heading to the zone again... (sorry larry!!)
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    I only recently learned what one is. If you're going to sell them, be sure to have an info card available on them. Any devoted cook would love one. I'll take a hickory one please.
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    Those are really nice. Should sell well.

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    Unlike Cynthia, I am to lazy to look up spurtle. What in the world are they and what do they do? (look like good handles to me!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Shively View Post
    Unlike Cynthia, I am to lazy to look up spurtle. What in the world are they and what do they do? (look like good handles to me!)
    Are they used to subdue unruly turtles?
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    cynthia - $15 + shipping, and one is all yours...

    for the rest of you - The spurtle (or "spirtle") is a Scots kitchen tool, dating from at least the fifteenth century. It was originally a flat, wooden, spatula-like utensil, used for flipping oatcakes on a hot griddle.

    Over time, the original implement changed shape and began being used specifically for stirring oatmeal and soups. The rod-like shape is designed for constant stirring which prevents the porridge from congealing and so becoming lumpy and unappetising.[1] It looks like a fat wooden dowel, often with a contoured end to give the user a better grip.

    The Annual Golden Spurtle World Porridge-Making Championship, held in Carrbridge each year, invites porridge-makers from across the globe to compete for the "Golden Spurtle".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Mooney View Post
    Are they used to subdue unruly turtles?


    Quote Originally Posted by Dan Noren View Post
    The spurtle (or "spirtle") is a Scots kitchen tool, dating from at least the fifteenth century. It was originally a flat, wooden, spatula-like utensil, used for flipping oatcakes on a hot griddle.

    Over time, the original implement changed shape and began being used specifically for stirring oatmeal and soups. The rod-like shape is designed for constant stirring which prevents the porridge from congealing and so becoming lumpy and unappetising.[1] It looks like a fat wooden dowel, often with a contoured end to give the user a better grip.
    Thanks for the information Dan.
    So, since this will be immersed in liquid most if not every time it is used, is there a specific finish you use that isn't a family secret? Does a spurtle user just wipe a spurtle off when finished using it?
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    Good looking bunch and should sell well.
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