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    Spatchoolers?

    I have seen references to turning spatulas and spoons, but haven't seeen any being turned. However, when I went to the dollar store yesterday to buy two plastic spatulas and a slotted spoon, I saw some wooden ones and wondered if this was somethng I could knock off on my lathe without too much bother. Would it work if I cut a blank out of wood in the shape I need, and then turned the handle round and shaped the blade on the bandsaw? Anyone here done this?

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    I've not done it, but as I understand it, you've got the right idea...turn the handle and do the rest with a bandsaw and sandpaper. A benchtop belt sander is handy for the final shaping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    A benchtop belt sander is handy for the final shaping.
    That's probably my next major purchase. I've been wanting one for a while. Thanks!
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    I have done a few and that's how I do it.Google treenware and you will find a lot of info. Here is a tutorial on making wooden spatulas.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Tulk View Post
    That's probably my next major purchase. I've been wanting one for a while. Thanks!
    I've also clamped a handheld belt sander upside down in a vise and used it as a (sort of) stationary tool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    I've also clamped a handheld belt sander upside down in a vise and used it as a (sort of) stationary tool.
    Yup BTDT till my son told LOML I needed one for a Christmas present.
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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