Coffee Scoops

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Project by TheDane posted 12-23-2014 05:43 PM 2506 views 14 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Cherry and spalted maple Coffee scoops for Christmas gifts.

These are based on an article by Phil Manzi ( ). I used construction grade lumber to make the fixture. I got a nice tight jam fit, but added turner’s tape to the bottom for a little extra security.

To get the volume of the scoop right (needs to be 1 tablespoon), I got a tablespoon full of walnut shells and did a couple of tests while hollowing.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#1 posted 12-23-2014 06:32 PM

Wow. Thats beatiful!. Nice job. great idea

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#2 posted 12-23-2014 09:32 PM

hi love the scoops it has being a long
time since i made something like that
great gig for holding them
they make me want to make some
of them great job


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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 12-23-2014 10:40 PM

COOL ‘wicked’ way of turning…

If I tried that (once I got a lathe), I’d probably KILL my knuckles!! LOL

I’ll bet that was SCARY as all get out with that Handle flying around like that…

Nice Job…

I guess you still have Your knuckles… LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#4 posted 12-23-2014 10:45 PM

I guess you still have Your knuckles… LOL

Just the ones I use!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#5 posted 12-24-2014 05:55 AM

Those are great.

-- Gary, Florida

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#6 posted 12-24-2014 06:18 AM

Very cool! Well done -

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#7 posted 12-24-2014 12:31 PM

Well done Gerry!!! Lovely timber and great Turning.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#8 posted 12-24-2014 04:46 PM

Very nice turnings. I like them a lot.
Now I have to see if I have the hooties to try one….


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#9 posted 12-24-2014 04:46 PM

Nice work Gerry. I’m sure they will be very much appreciated.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#10 posted 12-24-2014 05:11 PM

Nice Gerry, stealing this one.

-- Good judgement comes from experience and experience comes from poor judgement.

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#11 posted 12-25-2014 12:37 AM

Uhhhh nice, nothing like good coffee.
Merry ChristMads. ;-)

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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