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 a spatula. However, you will gain great insight into the tools and how to work wood in the process of making it.
- 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: