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Turned Ice Cream Scoop

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Ice Cream ScoopI’ve been wanting to make one of these for a while.  I found this turned ice cream scoop kit for a reasonable price.  I was impressed by the quality of it too.  It’s stainless steel and actually has a weight to it.  It feels like it will hold up for a while.  For the handle they recommend that you use a hardwood.  I choose to use cocobolo for mine.  It turns really well, and looks really great after it’s sanded and finished.

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Material List

  • (1) Ice Cream Scoop Kit
  • (1) 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″ x 6″ Wood Blank (I used cocobolo)

Milling & Assembly

Ice Cream Scoop KitTo get started on my Ice Cream Scoop I first picked a wood blank.  I chose cocobolo wood for mine.  The kit only has two parts the scoop and a decorative ferule ring that goes around the end.
Ice Cream Scoop MarkupIce Cream Scoop Drill PressThe next step was to find the center point on one of the wood blank.  I simply used a ruler to find the center point.  I used a 3/8″ brad point bit for the hole and I went in a little over 1 inch.
Ice Cream Scoop TurningIce Cream Scoop SandingNext up I loaded the blank on my lathe and turned it till I had the look I wanted.  After that I sanded it using 5 grits of sand paper ending up with a 600 grit paper.  For the finish I used a food safe finish called salad bowl finish.  I’ve used that finish before in the past and have had good luck with it.
Ice Cream Scoop Glue UpTo finish up the ice cream scoop I applied a thick coating of CA glue to the stem of the scoop and also to the ferule ring.


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