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Rockler Ice Cream Paddle Turning Kit

Paddle style for added leverage and cutting power—shallow contour lets you empty it by scraping against the edge of a bowl.
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Our exclusive Ice Cream Paddle has the leverage and broad cutting edge to cut through the coldest cream. Sometimes called an ice cream spade, ice cream paddles have a shallower contour that allows you to empty the ice cream by scraping it against the edge of your bowl or dish. While ball-type scoops are great for filling cones, spades are perfect for filling bowls or for serving ice cream over a hot slice of pie without it rolling off onto the plate or floor. You can also use the back of the paddle for smoothing ice cream cakes and other delectable deserts. Made from stainless steel for maximum corrosion-resistance. Boasts a fine polish. Turn your own handle on the lathe for a customized gift, or keep it for your own kitchen. Turning blank not included.


  • Includes a 5/16-18 threaded insert—simply drill a hole in your blank, thread in the insert, and thread the scoop onto the turned handle
  • Easily disassembled for cleaning or to swap the handle
  • Made from stainless steel for the ultimate in corrosion resistance
  • For the handle, we recommend a strong hardwood such as maple, cherry, walnut, oak, or yellow birch. Of the imported hardwoods bubinga, purpleheart, gongola alves and cocobolo make wonderful handles
(1) Rockler Ice Cream Paddle with Threaded Stud
(1) 5/16-18 Threaded Insert
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 0.6000
Tech Spec
  • Material: 304 Stainless Steel
  • Width: 2-5/8'' (paddle)
  • Length: 5'' (without threaded stud/handle)
  • Recommended Blank Size: 1-1/2'' x 1-1/2'' x 6''
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Easy kit, and very rewarding
Yes I would recomend this kit, easy to setup and a fun project my daughter loved the ice cream paddle.
May 26, 2020
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Best scoop ever!!!
April 20, 2020
10 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
I like it’s flexible usage. I have found though with any of these items it’s good the CA glue in the handle insert. Often it became stripped or loose.
March 10, 2020
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Excellent quality
I enjoy turning handles for these types of hardware. Ease of assembly and the ability to disassemble for cleaning makes them a joy to use!
February 4, 2020
5 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Best on the market
One of the best ice cream paddles on the market, but be prepared to pay big bucks. Best to buy several when they’re on sale. I chose to by-pass using the threaded insert, Instead simply epoxying it into the handle and telling owners to hand-wash only.
January 20, 2020
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Quick and complimentary
This scoop is nicely made and with a beautifully figured piece of wood for the handle will make a nice gift -- especially for the home-made ice cream lovers.
January 3, 2020
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Nice and sharp.
Another great product for the beginning turner. sharp for hard ice cream, but not enough to cut yourself.
December 27, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Just as described works great
December 24, 2019
6 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Nice product
Great gift item. It has a unique shape. Also let’s you get valuable experience on the lathe
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September 15, 2019
1 year ago
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This is a bit pricey but it is a scoop of all scoops. Takes a big serving out every time.
September 9, 2019
10 months ago
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This is an fantastic scoop
Robert B on Jun 30, 2020
I have turned this Ice Cream Paddle before and it is very high quality.
Daniel N on May 27, 2020
This is an fantastic scoop
Robert B on Jun 30, 2020
Steve S on Jun 7, 2020
I have turned this Ice Cream Paddle before and it is very high quality.
Daniel N on May 27, 2020
I like the paddles better than scoops and done have one.
Joe on May 3, 2020
LarryW on Apr 8, 2020
Wedding anniversary gift
Glen on Apr 5, 2020
To sell in garage sale.
D A on Apr 3, 2020
Just seemed a natural addition to the scoop.
Maverick on Apr 2, 2020
Isolation project
Milo H on Mar 31, 2020
Best scoop I've found anywhere!!!!
Kevin f on Mar 16, 2020
For gifting
Gary M on Mar 11, 2020
make great gift
David L on Mar 5, 2020
This is the best heavy duty scoop I've found they work great!!!!
Kevin f on Mar 1, 2020
Fam loves Ice Cream, I just bought a lathe. Christmas gifts.
Christopher D on Feb 20, 2020
Excellent wedding present
Jack H on Feb 20, 2020
Its the best scoop I've found by far !!!!
Kevin f on Feb 9, 2020
Made one for myself and love it. Best ice cream paddle ever! Now making one for each of my adult kids!
Susan M on Jan 12, 2020
Easy fast gift and at the right price!
Claudia F on Jan 6, 2020
Heavy and solid
Joanna L on Jan 2, 2020
Randy B on Jan 1, 2020
We have the other style scoop and want to try these
Roger S on Jan 1, 2020
This item is nice sized and made from Stainless Steel. Easy removable handle for dishwasher/hand washing. Great seller.
Kenneth C on Jan 1, 2020
Bought my first one of these to turn this year for a Christmas gift. It was a huge hit so I'm getting ready for next year!!
Michael on Jan 1, 2020
I'm hoping it is better than those I previously purchased from Penn State Industries and Woodcraft.
Dave R on Dec 7, 2019
Looks like a great gift idea!
William L on Dec 2, 2019
This will be a gift. This is the best scoop out there. Slices through frozen ice cream in a flash.
Nicola E on Dec 2, 2019
For a gift I am making.
Craig L on Dec 1, 2019
My husband uses stag horn handles instead of wood and they make beautiful handles for Christmas gifts. <br />Merry Christmas to ALL!
TERESA C on Nov 25, 2019
Purchased this before.. great quality.. and how an affordable price as it is on sale
G U on Nov 15, 2019
These are great scoops family & friends love um!!
Kevin f on Nov 12, 2019
Well received by customers and Family.
Frank M on Nov 8, 2019
On sale
Ira P on Nov 3, 2019
David K on Oct 30, 2019
Joyce C on Oct 20, 2019
I have been very pleased with several ordered earlier.
Richard B. W on Oct 6, 2019
Very good gift item. Nice finish.
Thomas W on Oct 1, 2019
great gift
ROBERT R on Aug 27, 2019
I've made many of these scoops there great my grandkids love um
Kevin f on Aug 8, 2019
found old ice cream paddle and liked the design over scoops.
Brian L on Jul 14, 2019
To make handcrafted wooden paddles to give as gifts or to sell at craft fairs.
Dennis W on May 29, 2019
Looks useful.
Applewoodie on May 8, 2019
John G on Apr 25, 2019
Restocking. Very Popular item.
W A on Apr 5, 2019
I like Rockler and am just learning to use my wood lathe. These projects seem like the perfect opportunity to use my lathe.
vickie kamlowsky K on Mar 4, 2019
Design, Quality and Price
Ross B on Feb 6, 2019
Looked like a nice gift for my kids.
James R on Jan 18, 2019
To make to sell at craft shows.
Dennis W on Jan 7, 2019
to complete my set
Robert H on Dec 22, 2018
Purchased 2, two weeks ago - turned both handles up in the last week today I showed them to at least one customer and she bought the sample on the spot! Decided I needed more to make.
David R on Dec 19, 2018
Looks like something I'd like to add to my Utensil drawer, if I want it perhaps somebody else will too.
David R on Dec 6, 2018
Steve S on Jun 7, 2020
I like the paddles better than scoops and done have one.
Joe on May 3, 2020
What handle material is recommended for the ice cream paddle?
Larry R on Dec 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: There really is no recommended material. You can use anything you can turn. The paddle head unscrews from the handle for washing so there’s no danger of it getting destroyed in a dishwasher.