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ANOTHER COFFEE SCOOP

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Project by cajunpen posted 10-25-2011 10:27 PM 1362 views 4 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve seen several of these posted lately and after seeing some posted by JBWoodWorks I got the urge to try my hand at it. Sorry about the clarity of the photos, I will try to improve in the future, as well as improving my scoops, I should have made the scoop portion quite a bit thinner – next time I will get it right. I suspect that I will try my hand at these scoops again – should make great Christmas gifts.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/





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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 10-25-2011 10:51 PM

Nice job, Bill. I agree… these would make good gifts.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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cajunpen

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#2 posted 10-25-2011 11:15 PM

Thanks Charlie – I do see plenty of room for improvement. I have to make the walls thinner and I will remove that hole in the bottom left by the Forestner bit next time. But like any “first born” I like this one and will use it for my coffee.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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TonyWard

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#3 posted 10-25-2011 11:18 PM

Hint: If you do not want to have the “pimple” – the result of using a forstner bit, then use two forstner drills, with the second bit grind the forstner spike down to the level of the cutting blades, that way you will have a smooth finish.

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a1Jim

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#4 posted 10-25-2011 11:24 PM

Looks like you’ve got the scoop , looks good

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Bearpie

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#5 posted 10-25-2011 11:38 PM

What works even better is to use a half round router bit (1 1/2”) and use it in your drill press at high speed and drill as deep as you need the scoop and cut away the excess. Fun to make aren’t they?

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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cajunpen

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#6 posted 10-26-2011 12:44 AM

Thanks Tony and Erwin – great ideas. Yes, Jim, I’ve got the scoop :-)) Wonder what a 1 1/2” half round router bit would cost?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Bearpie

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#7 posted 10-26-2011 01:10 AM

About 35 bucks at Woodcraft, probably cheaper on Ebay.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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twokidsnosleep

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#8 posted 10-29-2011 04:48 AM

Now you are ready to make an expresso tamper to match the spoon

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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rance

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#9 posted 10-30-2011 08:20 PM

I like this one. Is there a specific amount of coffee it should hold or does it vary by person(or coffee brand)?

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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cajunpen

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#10 posted 10-30-2011 10:51 PM

Rance, I’m not sure of the amount of coffee it actually holds – I have a plastic one that we have used for years, 4 scoops per pot. I made this one the exact same size as the plastic one – 1 1/2” wide x 1” deep. Works great!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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rance

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#11 posted 10-31-2011 05:31 AM

Thanks Bill.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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