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Project by Bearpie posted 05-24-2011 06:28 AM 2355 views 19 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally got around to making my first coffee scoop then another and another and yet another! Before I knew it, I have a collection of over 30 of them and none of them are identical! They are addictive once you start making them. The scoops are pretty similar but not the handles. I find it boring if they are the same and I lose interest in making them. I had 10 ready for the crafts show we attended May 7th, and they garnered quite a bit of interest so it encouraged me to make more. So far I have used Cherry, Hickory, Pear(not bradford), Orange. They are finished with Beeswax. My favorite one was the one with the dogleg in picture 3 and it was the first one sold!

I started carving them out by hand and it took too long so I got my half round router bit and mounted it in my drill press then band sawed the excess away then went to work sanding them down on my 6” belt sander and it made the work go quicker. Each scoop holds about 5 teaspoons of coffee grounds. Did I say they were addictive?

Comments and critiques welcomed.

Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL





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Eric in Central Florida.

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#1 posted 05-24-2011 06:37 AM

You sure did a nice job !
I can’t decide which one I like best!

-- Retirement suits me fine !

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Rob_n_Wood

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#2 posted 05-24-2011 06:44 AM

My wife wood love these, they are quite awesome great job It the best for both of us
she likes coffee …........strike that …....she LOVES COFFEE and I Love wood working ,does it get any better than that
If you wouldn’t mind I would like to make some of my own would you be able to give some more hints
Please

-- "I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them." Thomas Jefferson

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#3 posted 05-24-2011 06:56 AM

Great variety! I don’t do anything until I’ve had my coffee !

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#4 posted 05-24-2011 07:32 AM

Wonderful spoons, Erwin. You’ve got that project all figured out. Nicely done.

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#5 posted 05-24-2011 07:43 AM

Nice spoons, they look wonderful there together.
I knew that coffee is kind of addictive, but spoons…
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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#6 posted 05-24-2011 08:14 AM

Looks like you had a lot of fun with those. Nice job.

-- A family man has photos in his wallet where his money used to be.

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#7 posted 05-24-2011 10:07 AM

Nice job on the spoons I tried making them without much success
Jimboy

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#8 posted 05-24-2011 10:33 AM

Nicely done spoons

-- skip I'm a maine maniac

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#9 posted 05-24-2011 10:57 AM

Wow!

They look great.

I like the batch work

jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#10 posted 05-24-2011 11:09 AM

I LOVE mine Erwin! I think of you every day now when I make my coffee. :) These are awesome! I think the “diet” one should be for scooping chocolate ice cream! MMMmmmmm!

Very cool! Sheila :)

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#11 posted 05-24-2011 01:59 PM

Wonderful variety! I can see why they would be addicting to make. That’s why I haven’t made any yet.

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#12 posted 05-24-2011 02:00 PM

Wow, it’s a great job.
Thanks for shring.

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mountainmamajenny

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#13 posted 05-24-2011 03:50 PM

Really nice group of spoons!!! Andrew loves the one we have. Almost makes me wish I drank coffee so I could use it, too!! I like that knobby handled one at the top of the 4th picture—that’d be the one I’d pick!

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#14 posted 05-24-2011 04:30 PM

LOL the diet spoon ;-) Really nice job on the spoons, and a great way to use scrap woods.

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#15 posted 05-24-2011 04:33 PM

That’s quite a collection. Now you need to make a rack for them.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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