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Ice Cream Scoops

Discussion in 'Woodturning Discussion Forum' started by Larry Parker, Mar 31, 2020.

  1. Larry Parker

    Larry Parker

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    I turn some of these scoops for craft shows (I know, there might not be any this year?). Looking for a good way to display these. Any ideas would be welcomed.
     
  2. Richard Coers

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    In a half gallon of vanilla?
     
  3. Clifton C

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    I was thinking Rocky Road...
     
  4. Larry Parker

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    :p:D:rolleyes:
     
  5. Clifton C

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    I can't find my "prop" scoop, or pic, but for an xmas craft show I bought a cheap plastic scoop and cut the bowl in a zig zag part way thru, then bent it to look like it broke while scooping. I had a little sign mentioning the unexpected dangers of ice cream scooping and extolling the virtues of my "professional" scoops. As far as display, I had the scoops in individual boxes with tissue paper, a ready gift...Make it easy for the buyer.
     
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  6. Matthew Ferriter

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    Clifton C - what scoop kits do you use? I've been looking around and for the most part, the threaded part looks like it's about an inch long. I'm worried about a lot of force being applied to such a small area (especially when scooping very hard ice cream). I may fabricate a long metal (3" - 4" long) tube instead of just a short threaded insert, and drill out the handle to accommodate this.
     
  7. Long metal tube is way overkill and unnecessarily complicates a simple project. A properly installed ferrule on a hardwood handle is all that is required. Use the ferrule that comes with the kit. Been making scoops for years and never had one returned with broken handle. - John
     
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  8. Matthew Ferriter

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    Thanks for the advice, John. Too many years of designing medical devices makes me start thinking of the potential failure modes before even trying it out.
     
  9. John Torchick

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    The most important item in the kitchen, IMHO!
     
  10. Ricc Havens

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    A friend makes coffee scoops. He made a wood stand based on something like this plastic stand for pens. His wood one has the notches on the vertical piece and the holes on the base piece sized for his scoops not the pens. https://www.pennstateind.com/store/PKSTAND8.html
     
  11. Tom Gall

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    Not if you eat it right out of the container! :) Important note: I live alone.
     
  12. Bob Sheppard

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    Tom-
    I was thinking the same thing, and I don't live alone. I just try not to get caught.
     
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