DIY lame by ted_major
DIY lame, a photo by ted_major on Flickr.

Not that lame, this lame for baking. I saw a picture of Peter Reinhart in Whole Grain Breads
holding a lame that looked like a double-edged razor on a stick. I had a razor blade, but I didn’t have a coffee stirrer that would fit in the slots in the blade, so I carved a popsicle stick down to the right size, and found that it worked well, certainly better than the kitchen knife I usually use for slashing dough. Maybe next time I’m near a coffee shop, I’ll grab a couple of stirrers and see how they work.