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Coffee for three?

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Project by KnickKnack posted 1084 days ago 2088 views 12 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few months ago I made 2 cups of coffee & a packet of biscuits, please.
That was, really, just a bit of fun – but, in fact, it’s proved to be really really useful – every day it isn’t raning, which is most days at the moment, we use it to take our coffee (and biscuits) out into the fields for the evening wind-down cuppa.
Next month we’re off on a trip to see some friends, and I thought that they might like one too – so here it is.
Since this one is for a present, and not just for fun, I figured I ought to try and make a slightly “nicer” once – and incorporate some of the “suspended” ideas that I was playing with a while back. I also wanted to give the not-box-joint-jig a bit more of a run – it’s good to have that kind of firepower in my arsenal.
I am also, I think, getting a bit better at project planing – where will the tear-out be? Where will it snipe? I’m now starting to think a bit more ahead to legislate for those things happening so, for example, the tearout will get cut off later, or be hidden underneath.
It’s pine and jatoba – hot linseed oil finish, though I may add some danish to give it more water protection.

Size: 3 mugs wide x 1 mug wide x 1 mug and bit high

As is always the case – feel free to make any form of comment – positive or negative – as long as it doesn’t include the result of any upcoming rugby matches.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."





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Woodwrecker

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#1 posted 1084 days ago

Great work KK.
That is useful & beautiful!
I couldn’t make that many straight cuts and line them up that nicely to save my life! lol
Your design is unique and the combinations of wood are very nice.
Have a nice time on your trip!

-- Having fun...Eric

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OhioMatt

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#2 posted 1084 days ago

Carrying three coffee cups that are full can be a challange. And that is what we are here for, solving problems. Beautifully Simple.

-- Matt from Ohio

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shipwright

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#3 posted 1084 days ago

Nice design.
Pretty.

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

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redryder

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#4 posted 1084 days ago

I like the camera shots of your work…....and your work….....

-- mike...............

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Billp

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#5 posted 1084 days ago

Great idea, Im addicted to the bean.

-- Billp

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mmh

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#6 posted 1084 days ago

Very handsome design and fabrication. I like your choice of contrasting woods. You could make quite a few versions of this with higher sides as a basket, tray or even a tool bin.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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degoose

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#7 posted 1083 days ago

Nifty.

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...

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RexMcKinnon

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#8 posted 1083 days ago

Nice design and usefull . Cool.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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vipond33

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#9 posted 1083 days ago

An elegant design with a (strange to us) European sensibility. How is it that we are so different on opposite sides of an an ocean in our vision and making, yet with such a common heritage?
You have stitched together pieces here much like you have done before and made them just so.
Your pieces are calming. I call you a true craftsman.

-- gene@toronto.ontario.canada : dovetail free since '53, critiques always welcome.

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Ampeater

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#10 posted 1083 days ago

Very nice! My first thought at seeing this is that I should make one holding four wine glasses. I am the only one in the house that drinks coffee.

-- "A goal without a plan is a wish."

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