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Mod to make a cream skimmer for Cheese making

Discussion in 'DIY and Traditional crafts' started by tombear, Nov 14, 2017.

  1. tombear

    tombear Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

    Jul 9, 2004
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    Rossendale, Lancashire
    Since I picked up a book on basic cheese making for 10 bob I've been policing up the kit they recommend and have pretty much all you could want. I have been looking for a ring handled skimmer for lifting cream etc. Ive got a long handled job but its awkward to use so in lieu of the real thing I've been looking for something to alter to do the job. At a later point I may make one from sycamore as some were but on Saturday at Huddersfield flea I picked up a 2nd Prestige skimmer so took a hour today to mod it.


    I just cut the handle down, took the edges off, used a blow torch to heat the handle up and bent it around a suitably sized lump of iron. It's no where near perfect but it will do the job.


    zornt likes this.
  2. g4ghb

    g4ghb Bushcrafter (boy, I've got a lot to say!)

    Sep 21, 2005
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    Very neatly done Tom, you wouldn't known if you hadn't had said.

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