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farmers wife

  • Joined Jul 2009
  • SE Wales
butter paddles - new or used best?
« on: October 04, 2015, 11:52:07 am »
Just wondering whether to buy the new ones or go for an antique set?
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Re: butter paddles - new or used best?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2015, 05:27:56 pm »
My OH made mine for me from Cherry Wood, although really they should be made from beech.
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Re: butter paddles - new or used best?
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2015, 05:34:10 pm »
I have several pairs of old ones.  Some are a bit prone to splintering, which isn't ideal (though I just pick the splinters out!)  Some are very very smooth and don't splinter.
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Re: butter paddles - new or used best?
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2015, 07:50:46 pm »
Old ones might be like my rolling pin, lacy patterns from the woodworm holes!



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