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Project by Neightdogg posted 11-03-2010 03:14 PM 1250 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I couldn’t bring my self to throw out the little cut offs of walnut stump that are the by-product of making our round turning blanks where I work. So I decided to make a coffee scoop, a good stocking stuffer for my parents this Christmas. The chatoyancy of the wood is brilliant, with streaks of glimmering gold behind rich black walnut color, like the edge of the sun peaking out from an eclipse.

-- Nathan





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Raspar

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#1 posted 11-03-2010 04:17 PM

super cool. The little stuff can be as cool as the big stuff. Thanks for sharing.

-- Have thy tools ready. God will find thee work.

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shopmania

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#2 posted 11-03-2010 04:22 PM

OK I admit it I had to look up chatoyancy. Cool word, you had an extra R in it. If you type like me, probably just a typo. Cool looking coffee scoop. I love walnut.

-- Tim, Myrtle Beach, DrTim@ONeillChiro.com- Just one more tool, that's all I need! :)

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rivergirl

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#3 posted 11-03-2010 04:37 PM

I am loving the little coffe scoops that are showing up here on L/J. I am thinking I need to find a way to do that without a lathe. I NEED one of those puppies. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Neightdogg

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#4 posted 11-03-2010 04:59 PM

Tim- chatoyancy is a word I learned yesterday, and loved, so I had to break it out here. Too bad a spelled it wrong…bummer. :)

Rivergirl- I wont get in the way of your desire to own a lathe, but that tool is not required for this project. I carved these scoops using two little hand planes (Stanley 100 1/2, and 101) these have soles so small they are like push stroke spoke shaves. Then I drilled the whole with a forstner bit.

-- Nathan

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Jimthecarver

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#5 posted 11-03-2010 05:49 PM

I think one of these will be coming in the near future….probably gonna be such a hit I had best make a few to hand out.
Thanks for the idea.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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rivergirl

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#6 posted 11-03-2010 07:59 PM

Well I tried to start one of these today. I drilled the hole with the bit. That was easy enough, but I don’t have any little planers and am using very hard cherry wood. The hand jigsaw won’t cut of the excess, I tried a dremel router bit.. slow going. I went and bought a new dremel with a cord- but it is missing the coullet parts and I will have to return/exchange it. I tried a utility knife- augghhh.. I am completely open to suggestions here. LOL Otherwise it is kindling.

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Jimthecarver

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#7 posted 11-03-2010 08:22 PM

I wished i could help you river.
I use spoon gouges to remove the wood in the scoop.
I use a small drill bit and drill the center to get the depth needed and use it as a guide so I dont go threw it.
But I will say that power carving these is the easiest method for me.
Good luck! :-)

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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Neightdogg

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#8 posted 11-03-2010 08:44 PM

I roughed in my shape on a sanding belt…..so if you have one, that would be a big help.

-- Nathan

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rivergirl

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#9 posted 11-03-2010 10:45 PM

Well I tried one today- and it looks like something the neanderthals used in a cave. Either that or a cub scout merit badge. I could have made a whole table in the time it took me to attempt to make that silly scoop. I have resigned myself to the fact that I can’t make little things. Period. I won’t be posting the coffee scoop effort. LOL

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Rustic

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#10 posted 11-03-2010 10:59 PM

I have a carving plan for a coffee scoop that can be modified for measuring cups cool lookin scoop

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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rivergirl

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#11 posted 11-04-2010 12:28 AM

Want to share it with me rustic? I am in desperate straits. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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Rustic

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#12 posted 11-04-2010 04:53 AM

I will have to scan it send me a pm with your email addy

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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