Batman Spatula : The Dark Utensil
The kitchen spatula you need for your late night pre-crime fighting sandwich making. Made from a $1 spatula with a custom cut claro walnut handle and finished with boiled linseed oil. This is truly the utensil fit for a superhero…
I picked up a inexpensive spatula from the local $1 store. The handle was some cheap dyed pine wood secured with equally cheap aluminum pins.
Knocking out the pins with an awl took all of 30 seconds or so. Next I needed to decide what species of wood to re-handle this with. There wasn’t much debate as the darkest wood I had in the shop was walnut. So walnut it was. I re-sawed a cutoff down to 3/8 of an inch thick on the table saw to reveal some truly exquisite grain!
Next I printed off a stencil of the Batman logo I preferred and adhered it to the blank with a shot of spray adhesive.
It should be noted at this point I realize that the metal portion of the spatula wasn’t going to fit into my Batman handle.
I tried cutting it with a file, but just ended up taking the whole thing to the grinder. Much, much faster!
Then I could get to the cutting. My band saw skills have progressed considerably since I’ve replaced my blade with a 3/16″ Highland Woodworking blade. I get no money for mentioning them, but I would be remiss not to do shout out for such a nice product.