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Rockler Stainless Steel Ice Cream Scoop Hardware Kit

An attractive, polished look and hefty feel make this scoop a hot commodity for dishing up cold treats.
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When your ice cream seems more like ice than cream, reach for our stainless steel scoop, which has the heft to cut through the hardest freeze. The contours of the scoop are thoughtfully designed to turn out smooth, round scoops of ice cream. Stainless steel is also the most corrosion-resistant choice of material for an ice cream scoop, and it boasts a fine polished look that displays beautifully. 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
  • 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) Ice Cream Scoop with Threaded Stud
(1) 5/16-18 Threaded Insert
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 0.4500
Tech Spec
  • Material: Good-Grade 304 Stainless Steel
  • Finish: Polished
  • Recommended Blank Size: 1-1/2'' x 1-1/2'' x 6''
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Like it very much
Nice, scoops ice cream very well. I wish it was available with or without the hex wrench. I'm building an inventory of those wrenches.
June 27, 2020
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very good
The parts are good quality and the instructions are good.
June 22, 2020
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Absolutely wonderful
I love that they have this nut that you put into the handle with an allen wrench. I drilled the hole the size of the nut and only the threads cut into the wood. It is so easy to unscrew the spoon from the handle and wash. These make excellent gifts and are highest quality.
June 20, 2020
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Stainless Ice Cream Scoop
I am well satisfied with all of the items you have listed and I will continue to order from you, but at 87 I have to get back to my shop before time runs out.
June 9, 2020
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Very good quality
It is a great project easy to use
May 18, 2020
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Fast quality project
This is a very high quality ice cream scoop!
May 16, 2020
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Response from Rockler
Glad you enjoyed it. Keep turning, eat plenty of ice cream and stay safe.
May 16, 2020
Dave G
Get the shoulder mandrel.
I recommend ordering the 1in shoulder mandrel to help with centering, mounting, and driving your stock. This little device will help tremendously if you are going to be making several kitchen type utensils. Or could create your own if you are only doing a single project.
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May 14, 2020
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Good value
Nice easy to use kit. Created a nice gift for friends.
April 25, 2020
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
ice cream scoop
I got 5 of these and 5 paddles for XMAS gifts for the kids. Made one handle so they can switch back and forth. Well made product.
April 11, 2020
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Nice product, bad instructions
The quality of the scoop is great, however the instructions read to drill a 1/2” hole for the thread insert, which happens to be the outside diameter of the thread - so wasted a very nice piece of wood.
March 31, 2020
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Very nice design. I like the screw insert to allow removal of the metal part for cleaning.
Thomas B on Jun 17, 2020
To sell at shows
Warren C on Jun 5, 2020
Very nice design. I like the screw insert to allow removal of the metal part for cleaning.
Thomas B on Jun 17, 2020
Birthday gift
Allen Tolles L on Jun 14, 2020
To sell at shows
Warren C on Jun 5, 2020
for my dad he is just getting started in woodworking
BRANDI C on May 31, 2020
wanted to try this, sale price made it irresponsible of me not to buy it.
ANDREW K on Apr 30, 2020
Looks like a great project. My father-inlaw likes to collect ice cream scoops, so I will turn one for him also for a Christmas gift.
Stephen H on Apr 29, 2020
High quality make great gifts
Dave R on Apr 24, 2020
A friend ask me to make one.
TEYNA C on Apr 16, 2020
Wonderful Christmas presents
Raymond R on Apr 15, 2020
Heavy weight stainless steel, great design, excellent mounting system, good weight, inexpensive gift that brings back memories.
Richard M on Apr 15, 2020
In my family, we value homemade gifts. This looks like a good value and something someone among my family and friends will enjoy.
Timothy M on Apr 15, 2020
finished product makes great gifts
Rusty M on Apr 15, 2020
To try this one out
Tim B on Apr 14, 2020
LarryW on Apr 8, 2020
Great gift project and great price
Glen on Apr 5, 2020
Quality and price.
Jim S on Apr 4, 2020
To sell in garage sale
D A on Apr 3, 2020
Great product to work with.
Woody J on Apr 2, 2020
Store bought scoop is loose and sorry
Maverick on Apr 2, 2020
Isolation project
Milo H on Mar 31, 2020
great gifts<br />easy turning project
David L on Mar 29, 2020
On sale
Lou on Mar 11, 2020
Great for filling ice cream cones!!
Kevin f on Mar 1, 2020
On Sale
R A on Feb 24, 2020
Merlin Martin E on Feb 22, 2020
Sounds simple
Thomas C on Feb 22, 2020
Great gifts
Jack H on Feb 20, 2020
Christmas 2020 presents , sale price is good
Steven S on Feb 10, 2020
Great gifts kids love um scoops Great 4 cones!!
Kevin f on Feb 9, 2020
I LOVE ice cream<br />looks like quality product.
J. G on Feb 3, 2020
As a wood turner I am always looking for a new project. Also, I really needed a better ice cream scoop, one that could burrow into some deeply frozen Trader Joe’s mint chip. I’m pretty sure this one will do the job.
Richard on Feb 3, 2020
My daughter made a handle at school. She needed something to put on that handle. A google search led us to this site which had the best price for a seemingly durable product. We're eager to see if it holds up to its description.
Crystal W on Jan 4, 2020
Strong and durable
Joanna L on Jan 2, 2020
Excellent price while on sale
Gerald 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
Trying it out for the first time. Happy with other Rockler products and I think this will be popular
Jeff L on Dec 14, 2019
I will be making a couple of Christmas gifts on my lathe and this ice cream scoop is very good quality.
Mike L on Dec 6, 2019
The quality and construction
Ward V on Dec 6, 2019
Christmas present
Scheila W on Dec 6, 2019
Who doesn’t love ice cream???
Carolyn P on Dec 2, 2019
I love wood, I love ice cream, no more needs to be said.
Kasey H on Dec 2, 2019
on sale
Jesse B on Dec 2, 2019
Beginner project
Robert S on Nov 24, 2019
Great gift idea
Me on Nov 24, 2019
Liked the ability to remove and for washing.
Larry B on Nov 23, 2019
Christmas gift for my Dad. He is a wood-turner.
Anton H on Nov 21, 2019
Martha N on Nov 18, 2019
To make an ice cream scoop as a gift
JamesWW on Nov 15, 2019
Good seller and quality
Janice G on Nov 12, 2019
removable scoop with metal insert<br />best value
Joel Ricks A on Nov 6, 2019
Birthday gift
Allen Tolles L on Jun 14, 2020
for my dad he is just getting started in woodworking
BRANDI C on May 31, 2020
is there another style of ice cream scoop.?
Ann L on Aug 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have made a scoop from a kit found at Woodcrafters that has a sharper point on the scoop.
I want to make this kit with an acrylic blank. Would a 1/2" hole be appropriate to drill and epoxy the insert in?
Mark Stahley on Nov 20, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The insert is tapered and measures at 37/64ths at its widest. I've not worked with acrylic so I hope this is helpful. Also, the insert looks brassy so if you acrylic is transparent you may want to get one that matches the scoop. They would have those at a Home Depot or like store. Best of luck
How easy will the handle break if made of acrylic?
James C on Oct 14, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have turned a number of these in acrylic. Three are being used by family members so I'd be made aware of any problems. They hold up fine. Using a 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 6" blank I turn the the scoop end to about 1 1/8" diameter. I find that in acrylic that the 1/2" diameter hole for the threaded insert is good so as not to stress or crack the acrylic while screwing the insert in. Once threaded in, unscrew it and epoxy the insert in permanently. Another possibility would be to not use the threaded insert at all and epoxy the threaded scoop directly to the handle. There would be more acrylic then for strength. My acrylic handles have been through the dishwasher many times and still look good. Just a note here is that I made a pizza cutter handle out of acrylic and the user dropped it on concrete. The handle did break, but not at the cutter end. Acrylic is more brittle then wood in that regard. Good luck. Sounds like you may be getting a start on Christmas gifts.
purchased the ice cream scoop kit, my question is: what is the allen wrench for??
linda a on Dec 27, 2017
BEST ANSWER: One end of the threaded insert has the fitting for the hex (allen) wrench. Use the wrench to screw in the threaded insert into the handle.
Is there a part number for the threaded insert?
James C on Dec 15, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Not that I know of...... Replacing the part that comes in the package is a problem I go to the most complete hardware store and just paw around.