It doesn't always happen, but we cut them in a very particular way to hopefully make them stripy and give them rounded-grain faces (it took me several months of cutting cats out before it dawned on me how I could partly control the process).
The Happy Cat
The spatulas are approximately 30cm long and 7.5cm wide, and are crafted from kiln-dried hardwoods, usually ash or beech.
No two spatulas will ever be exactly the same. We don't use templates. Each piece of hardwood is different, and the shape, curve and grain make up the character of each spatula. Cut, sanded, finished and oiled by hand, each one is unique, and the photographs should be treated as a fairly accurate guide only. The example shown here is in ash.