We have Earlywood at Home
I have a favorite spatula. It looks like this:
Whatever this spatula is made out of (I think it's oak?) is too soft and too porous for heavy kitchen use. I'm tying to remake it out of hard maple.
I trace it out onto a nice piece of maple:
And I notice something about the shape of the off cuts.
They look sorta like the scrapers Earlywood makes. I get side tracked with attempting to make my own version.
The maple stock was 3/4" thick. The pencil line is the thickness I thought I wanted (I ended up at 5/32"). For some reason, I thought it'd be easier and faster to hand plane down to that line rather than saw down to the line (it was not).
About 40 minutes later, I had a thing!
Here is is prior to finishing. It looks pretty OK if you ignore the passive plane tracks.
After a coat of tung oil:
It looks like trash, but it's my trash! I forged it with my own two hands!