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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 04-27-2016 09:28 PM 1259 views 5 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We were given these small blocks of wood at the April turning guild meeting for a challenges to see what we all could make from one of them at the May meeting. I turned this little scoop from my block. It is 1 3/4” x3 1/2” x 1 1/2” high. It is .15 cup in volume..just over an eight of a cup. I don’t know what wood it is but it has some nice stripes in it.

It is finished with Danish oil and 3 stepped buffed and waxed.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!





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bobasaurus

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#1 posted 04-27-2016 09:57 PM

That looks challenging to turn, I’m impressed. What order did you turn it in? Was it held in a chuck after making tenons between centers?

-- Allen, Colorado

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#2 posted 04-27-2016 10:36 PM

Nice work Jim, all from one piece.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#3 posted 04-27-2016 11:27 PM

Thanks Allen and Tony!!

Hi Allen. I did not have the camera in the barn for the turning shots like I planned to. I worked late last night and wanted to get it done. I turned it first with a drive center in the top and a live center in the bottom. I turned the finished size of the bottom of the scoop and put a tenon on the bottom. I did that first so I had a stopping point for turning the handle.

Then I turned it with the drive center in the scrap opposite the handle and a live center in the handle. I turned that to finished size and got it tangent to the diameter of the outside of the scoop.

Then I put the tenon in a chuck and hollowed out the inside all with just a bedan for a square corner in the bottom. All the while that handle is flying around so I could not drink a beer and do that!

Then I used a jam chuck to turn off the tenon in the same manner as finishing off a bowl.

I bandsawed off the scrap and sanded a lot to blend everything in.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 04-27-2016 11:29 PM

Golly Jim…

I can see that lathe spinning that thing around… and in every position it some ODD part spinning flopping around…
... forcing you to be very careful or you might get your knuckles broken…

A very COOL project…

Looks bigger than it really is… What are you going to SCOOP with it? Coffee? Sugar?

Good JOB!... Still have your knuckles? :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#5 posted 04-27-2016 11:37 PM

Nice result Jim, a tricky bit of turning. Should keep the guild members on their toes.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#6 posted 04-27-2016 11:45 PM

Very nice scoop Jim. I probably looked at the pictures for 15 minutes. Ive been wanting to make some scoops for myself for a while and I just didnt like any of the other designs Ive seen but I really like your short handle, deep scoop design. Well done.

-- Andy Smith https://www.etsy.com/shop/xrayhardwoods

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#7 posted 04-28-2016 12:03 AM

Jim, it reminds me of one of those old (viking?) drinking cups. Cool job. I agree on the piece of wood, lot of character in it.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#8 posted 04-28-2016 12:18 AM

Nice scoop or cup and a cool way of turning it from a single block .

Klaus

-- Kiefer https://www.youtube.com/user/woodkiefer1/videos

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#9 posted 04-28-2016 01:36 AM

Well done Jim you’ve got a real nice finish on this one, no idea what the timber is??
cheers
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#10 posted 04-28-2016 01:36 AM

Thanks Joe, Bob, Andy, Dave and Klaus.

Hi Joe, it would be good for coffee..it would take 2 scoops. I have another one for coffee ( 1/3 cup) and one for oatmeal ( 1/2 cup) I did a maple one at school a couple days ago to show them how they turn out, but none of the kids are ready to try this yet. I used to make them with a block of scrap on top of the scoop to keep it more in balance, but I find it works okay without it. I keep the speed around 1700.

Hi Andy, they are pretty easy to make and you have to keep your fingers out of the way and make sure the tool rest is too!! You need to leave enough waste wood for the centers and cut it off later.

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#11 posted 04-28-2016 02:31 AM

Thanks, Pete. I’ll find out next month and post it.

Cheers, my friend!!..................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#12 posted 04-28-2016 04:36 AM

Very nicely done looks great.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#13 posted 04-28-2016 05:23 AM

Very tricky Jim. Do you counterweight when you are doing the off balance parts?
Looks like a lot of fun.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#14 posted 04-28-2016 06:23 AM

Jim, that is lovely wood. One couldn’t tell how lovely, in its raw nakedness. Thanks for going in and finding it for us. These things used to somewhat mystify me. But, now I see that it’s not unlike turning a wing-ed bowl. It’s just another form of cuttus-interruptus, innit?

-- Mark

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#15 posted 04-28-2016 06:38 AM

Beautiful cup. Realy interesting project to play with bandsaw.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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