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    Ice Cream Scoop (spade)

    I wasn't going to post this until I finished, but I'm not sure that ever will, so here ya go. I started it when I made the cutting oil bottle. It was mostly a reason to try TIG welding stainless steel, but it turned into an actual project.
    The odd shape of the scoop is an experiment. The lobes are to dig into the ice cream. The offset puts the scoop at a more natural angle when scooping. There's a slight depression for my thumb formed by end of the scoop. Surprisingly, it actually works. It's particularly suited to smaller containers.

    The handle is over 1mm thick wall tubing. The scoop and end caps are the thick plate I used for the bottom of the oil bottle. The scoop was shaped with a very large rounding hammer on block of wood, then smoothed with a planishing hammer. Even heated to cherry red, this stuff didn't want to bend, and my bandsaw with a new blade barely cut it.

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    Thanks sossol! We've added your Ice Cream Scoop to our Culinary category,
    as well as to your builder page: sossol's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:




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    sossol,

    I like the graceful curves and stylized look to the scoop.

    Thank you for the photos of different views.

    Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Jones View Post
    sossol,

    I like the graceful curves and stylized look to the scoop.

    Thank you for the photos of different views.

    Paul
    Thanks!

    The design evolved as I went along, but with actual function in mind. I'll admit that it was mostly visual, though.

    Neil

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    Thanks Sossol. I like the design also, but that you did it to try a new skill and grew it into something functional and elegantly shaped is the real win in my book. However, you do know you will have to make a left hand version to be politically correct. ~¿@

    Really like your style of design. Thanks for sharing with us. ~PJ
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    Quote Originally Posted by PJs View Post
    Thanks Sossol. I like the design also, but that you did it to try a new skill and grew it into something functional and elegantly shaped is the real win in my book. However, you do know you will have to make a left hand version to be politically correct. ~¿@
    I can't make a lefty version because I don't have enough stainless sheet or TIG rod left, but anyone so inclined has my blessing to copy my design and make their own. Or make a better one.
    I'm ambidextrous, so it makes no difference to me which direction it faces, but my wife is a righty, so I had to accommodate her. Besides, I barely have tact, let alone PC inclination.

    Really like your style of design. Thanks for sharing with us. ~PJ
    I appreciate the kind words.

    Neil (SOSSOL is just my email handle)

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    I can't make a lefty version because I don't have enough stainless sheet or TIG rod left, but anyone so inclined has my blessing to copy my design and make their own. Or make a better one.
    I'm ambidextrous, so it makes no difference to me which direction it faces, but my wife is a righty, so I had to accommodate her. Besides, I barely have tact, let alone PC inclination.
    If I had a TIG I might try it but both my wife and I are righties...She has the tact and a bit PC...me I'm for some tact (as required) but PC bugs me no end some times. B&J Cherry Garcia makes it all better though.

    Thanks again Neil! ~PJ
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    V,
    Thanks for the inspiration.

    There are some really cool looking stainless steel kitchen tool designs I would like to modify and create in stainless steel. I started with a simple cake tester and gave a few as gifts to our friends. I am now looking into making something similar to a Rösle or WMF Profi Wire Cheese Slicer but with a knurled handle.

    Regards, Paul

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    Whats a scoop? You mean like share? Gimme tablespoon, container and chair in the corner. Plug for ALLDEE Mint Chip, there's fancier, but none better.

    Our family still uses scoop I made pre 1970, high school probably '67. Dad uses it almost every night. Ice cream hound 97 years old. It's in SoCal, but I'll try for a pic of it.
    Someone had pattern, cope and drag, and ton of SBC pistons. Fabulous material, finished out blemish free, and quite uniformly ball-peened handle. A+, by the way peening got the originality nod. All the others were polished in different degrees of success conforming to pattern and symmetry.
    Wonder, anyone ever tried or made a hollow handle, with some kind of jacket inside the bowl? Fill it with antifreeze? Alcohol? Commercial establishments had them with liquid sodium, but deemed a little dangerous. Seems like they remain on the market.
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    I suspect a scoop would be a loss around my house. My wife likes Ice cream but a pint of butter pecan will last her a month
    For myself I can't stand the stuff. I class all flavors in the category of never to be eaten things, like anything raw, or anything that can not be cooked with Habenaro peppers. I will devour a half gallon of lime sherbert once in a while but only if it is made with real limes And no I don't share
    Never try to tell me it can't be done
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