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Ice Cream Scoop

  • April 12, 2016


This fun-to-make stainless steel ice cream scoop is a perfect gift and a great introduction to woodturning. You only need a small lathe. It's also a great way to use us small pieces of scrap wood.

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    • Project Information

      • Difficulty: Intermediate
        Categories: Other
    • Materials Used

      • WOOD OR ARCYLIC BLANK
      • ICE CREAM SCOOP KIT - AVAILABLE AT: HTTP://WWW.ROCKLER.COM/NEW-STAINLESS-STEEL-ICE-CREAM-SCOOP-HARDWARE-KIT
      • EPOXY OR CA GLUE
      • DRYING OIL FINISH OR WIPE-ON FINISH
      • SANDPAPER
      • WOODTURNING LATHE
  1. Project Steps

    1. Step: 1

      Mount the blank using a cone-shaped live center in the tailstock and spur center in the headstock. Secure it using the quill.

    2. Step: 2

      Shape the blank into a handle that looks pleasing for the ice cream scoop using the Rockler carbide insert tooling turning tools.

    3. Step: 3

      Apply the finish and polish the handle by turning on the lathe, then burnishing with a clean soft cloth.

    4. Step: 4

      Part off the blank from the lathe. Sand and finish the handle bottom.

    5. Step: 5

      Select a blank, a minimum of 1" x 1" x 6" — longer and thicker is okay. Square off both ends. Mark the center of both ends.

    6. Step: 6

      Glue the scoop using epoxy or CA glue

    7. Step: 7

      Drill a 3/8" diameter hole that will eventually capture the tang of the scoop. Use a drill press or guide block to properly align the drill bit.

    8. Step: 8

      Mount the blank using a cone-shaped live center in the tailstock and spur center in the headstock. Secure it using the quill.

    9. Step: 9

      Shape the blank into a handle that looks pleasing for the ice cream scoop using the Rockler carbide insert tooling turning tools.

    10. Step: 10

      Apply the finish and polish the handle by turning on the lathe, then burnishing with a clean soft cloth.

    11. Step: 11

      Part off the blank from the lathe. Sand and finish the handle bottom.

    12. Step: 12

      Glue the scoop using epoxy or CA glue

    13. Step: 13

      Select a blank, a minimum of 1" x 1" x 6" — longer and thicker is okay. Square off both ends. Mark the center of both ends.

    14. Step: 14

      Drill a 3/8" diameter hole that will eventually capture the tang of the scoop. Use a drill press or guide block to properly align the drill bit.

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Ice Cream Scoop

by Woodworker's Journal
Apr 12, 2016

This fun-to-make stainless steel ice cream scoop is a perfect gift and a great introduction to woodturning. You only need a small lathe. It's also a great way to use us small pieces of scrap wood.

Project Steps

  1. Step: 1

    Mount the blank using a cone-shaped live center in the tailstock and spur center in the headstock. Secure it using the quill.

  2. Step: 2

    Shape the blank into a handle that looks pleasing for the ice cream scoop using the Rockler carbide insert tooling turning tools.

  3. Step: 3

    Apply the finish and polish the handle by turning on the lathe, then burnishing with a clean soft cloth.

  4. Step: 4

    Part off the blank from the lathe. Sand and finish the handle bottom.

  5. Step: 5

    Select a blank, a minimum of 1" x 1" x 6" — longer and thicker is okay. Square off both ends. Mark the center of both ends.

  6. Step: 6

    Glue the scoop using epoxy or CA glue

  7. Step: 7

    Drill a 3/8" diameter hole that will eventually capture the tang of the scoop. Use a drill press or guide block to properly align the drill bit.

  8. Step: 8

    Mount the blank using a cone-shaped live center in the tailstock and spur center in the headstock. Secure it using the quill.

  9. Step: 9

    Shape the blank into a handle that looks pleasing for the ice cream scoop using the Rockler carbide insert tooling turning tools.

  10. Step: 10

    Apply the finish and polish the handle by turning on the lathe, then burnishing with a clean soft cloth.

  11. Step: 11

    Part off the blank from the lathe. Sand and finish the handle bottom.

  12. Step: 12

    Glue the scoop using epoxy or CA glue

  13. Step: 13

    Select a blank, a minimum of 1" x 1" x 6" — longer and thicker is okay. Square off both ends. Mark the center of both ends.

  14. Step: 14

    Drill a 3/8" diameter hole that will eventually capture the tang of the scoop. Use a drill press or guide block to properly align the drill bit.