Friday, March 14, 2014

Flint Spatula (Turner) Rivets

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I had a spatula that separated due to broken rivets. I love these old style spatulas (turners). I wish I knew where to get new ones made of thin spring steel. I buy them whenever I see them at yard sales.spat02
Some stainless rod turned down for a rivet. spat03
Checking with the spatula blade for fit. spat04
The handle has a larger hole than the blade. spat05
Parting off. I made them a little long, next time I’ll leave them shorter.spat06
Much peening later. It would have been less work if there was less rivet and the holes were the same size.
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This is the brand. I think they were bought out by Ecko. You can buy them on Ebay for $15-$20, less if you’re patient.
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Notice I made a few dings…well a dented spatula is better than no spatula. 

3 comments:

  1. Nice fix, Nick! How does stainless turn on the little Taig?

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  2. It turns ok, although you need a sharp tool, lowest speed and relatively light cuts (but no rubbing, or the stainless will work harden). Small diameter like this is fine. Doing larger diameters is a lot less fun.

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