Today I am continuing on with my Christmas gift videos and I will be making a Muddler and Spurtle. The muddler is made out of Cherry and the spurtle is made from Cherry and Maple. I finish the muddler with Claphams Salad Bowl finish and finish the spurtles with The Doctor’s Workshop Microcrystal Wax Bowl finish
Definitions of each tool is listed below:
A muddler is a bartender’s tool, used like a pestle to mash—or muddle—fruits, herbs, and/or spices in the bottom of a glass to release their flavor.
Cocktails that require the use of a muddler include:
Mojito made with light rum
Caipirinha made with cachaça
Caipiroska made with vodka
Mint julep made with Bourbon whiskey
Old Fashioned made with whiskey or brandy
The spurtle (or “spirtle”) is a Scots kitchen tool, dating from at least the fifteenth century. It was originally a flat, wooden, spatula-like utensil, used for lipping oatcakes on a hot griddle.
Over time, the original implement changed shape and began being used specifically for stirring oatmeal and soups. The rod-like shape is designed for constant stirring which prevents the porridge from congealing and so becoming lumpy and unappealing. It looks like a fat wooden dowel, often with a contoured end to give the user a better grip. Traditionally, a spurtle is made from Scottish maple trees.
Thanks to Daniel Vilarino for the great line burning tip. He uses a folded over paper towel, pressing it firmly against the turning while running the lathe at a high speed. The paper towel thus burns a line on the turning as a result of friction. Daniel has many quality YouTube videos and you should check his YouTube channel out. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGCSmdDMR468ONoBlLvDaAg