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Archive for November 10th, 2013

Kitchen Spatula Handle Anchoring

Shortly after we bought this kitchen scraper spatula (or whatever it’s called), the handle pulled out of the blade and left it sitting in a bowl of batter. That turned out to be unsurprising, given that neither side of the interface has any mechanical locking features. I rinsed the batter off, stuck some urethane glue inside, rammed the handle in place, and hoped for the best. Lacking any mechanical interlock and not bonding to either surface, the adhesive didn’t improve the situation.

So I recently added a pair of stainless 4-40 setscrews standing just proud of the handle’s surface that should dig into the blade and hold it in place:

Spatula handle enhancement

Spatula handle enhancement

Another item for the shopping list…

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