How to Make a Spatula
This course is designed for beginner woodworkers or those new to hand tools. You don’t need many tools or much experience to successfully make this spatula. However, you will gain great insight into the tools and how to work wood in the process of making it.
This particular design is called a quadrant spatula and can be made for right or left handed use. It has a hole (optional) which helps when mixing up ingredients and the quadrant head is great for scraping inside bowls.
- Wood*: 11″ (280mm) x 2 ¼" (57mm) x ½-⅝" (12-16mm)
- Tape Measure
- Coping Saw and/or 1" (25mm) Chisel and Mallet/Chisel Hammer
- Brace and ¾" (19mm) Bit or Drill Driver and ¾" (19mm) Bit (all optional)
- Rasp and File (optional)
- Handsaw or Tenon Saw (this is only necessary if you need to cut your wood to size and/or use the 'stop-cut' method to cut out the shape)
- Spatula Template (provided in step 3)
- Scissors (if using template)
*You can use a wide variety of woods, avoid exotic woods because they can be toxic and can also give off a flavour when cooking. Also avoid woods that are very porous (such as oak), which can absorb foods and juices and can be difficult to clean.
Suggested woods that work well: