July 26, 2014
I was lucky enough to purchase a few classic Ice Cream Paddle hardware about a week ago. I want to bring you to my shop and show you how I turn handles for the ice cream paddle hardware. It’s fun and simple!
Ice Cream Scoop handle made using walnut and blackwood.
The process for making the ice cream paddle handle is the same for making an ice cream scoop handle except there is no collar. Go to my Ice Cream Scoops page to see more scoops! An ice cream scoop makes a great gift!
Ice cream scoop handle made using maple, redheart and black veneer.
The above picture was taken by Suzanne at apuginthekitchen.
I could turn the handle from a single piece of wood but that would be simple and the finished handle would not be as unique. So, I plan to use several different types of wood that are different colors to get a nice contrast in color. Maple is a creamy white, while the padauk is an orange color plus I will add a piece of black veneer to add a third color.
Padauk 1-1/2 x 1-1/2 x 1 inch
Hardrock Maple 1-1/2 x 1-1/2 x 6 inches
1/16 Black veneer 1-1/2 x 1-1/2 x 1/16 inch
Titebond III water proof glue
Sandpaper, 60 grit to 1200 grit
Ice Cream Paddle hardware
Master Gel Finish
Renaissance Wax Polish
Starting with 6/4 inch padauk and maple I cut all the pieces to size on the table saw. I cut the veneer using a veneer cutter. There seems like a lot of pieces but I am going to make two handles, five pieces per handle.
All the pieces are cut to size, next step is to lightly sand each piece before gluing.
I start by placing all the pieces in sequence on the table of how they will to be glued. Using the Titebond III glue, I place a dab of glue on each piece, spread the glue to get good coverage and then stack the pieces together.
Once all the pieces have glue on them and stacked in the correct order, it’s time to clamp everything together for added pressure and to insure all the pieces make contact. Notice I use wax paper under the glued area so that the oozing glue does not stick to anything.
Clamps are in place, they will stay in the clamps for 24 hours while the glue dries. After the 24 hours I will be ready to clean up the edges and prepare each block for the wood lathe.
Another picture of each block in the clamps plus the ice cream paddle hardware I plan to use.
Classic Ice Cream Paddle