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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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      • 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

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      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

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      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

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

    4. Step: 4

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

    5. Step: 5

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      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

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      Glue the scoop using epoxy or CA glue

    7. Step: 7

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      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

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      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

      Large 79f58097 197f 44db 888a 0c78768346dc

      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

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

    11. Step: 11

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

    12. Step: 12

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      Glue the scoop using epoxy or CA glue

    13. Step: 13

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      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

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      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
Medium 64b112f1 bcee 4249 9c89 3c8c3bb1771f

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
    Huge e25655b2 6c09 49bb 971f 7b7aa4b07165

    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
    Huge 34172064 e94d 41e7 aab7 af1ef78ef429

    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
    Huge d77bd671 2145 4b0e ac40 adfe16527fc6

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

  4. Step: 4
    Huge f30bfa9c 2a7b 4ace 98ea d8e1df55d9c5

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

  5. Step: 5
    Huge eda2c4f8 afc9 48f6 8245 d5a76d3c5848

    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
    Huge ea126a36 3860 454a 873b 4c34d6a97085

    Glue the scoop using epoxy or CA glue

  7. Step: 7
    Huge 1a5578ef d7a2 4e55 aab5 35dd650e3c39

    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
    Huge 1cb1e2f0 4c04 43f6 89c0 cad2f3b56a4c

    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
    Huge 79f58097 197f 44db 888a 0c78768346dc

    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
    Huge 8db39971 3542 48e9 8d38 b26f5a261126

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

  11. Step: 11
    Huge 32cf2996 9a2a 4dd9 8a88 d16a463a0d8d

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

  12. Step: 12
    Huge c84aa85d 421a 4d06 ad2c 25336c2ef98a

    Glue the scoop using epoxy or CA glue

  13. Step: 13
    Huge f79325b4 db7f 44ab b061 2df5e0caef3d

    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
    Huge f28e000e e764 44a3 8468 55d7ae796fb0

    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.