Maple Scoop

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-05-2011 04:30 AM 1386 views 7 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a 1/2 cup scoop thatIi now use for my Oatmeal every morning. I have been wanting to try to make a scoop without much carving so I laid out this old piece of maple that they were throwing away at Kamp lumber because it cracked in half. I rough sawed it and then glued on a spigot to hold it to turn the handle. I also glued on a a scab piece of wood so it would not run too off balanced .
After the handle was complete, I cut off the extra wood and glued another spigot on the bottom to hold it for boring the inside and turning some of the outside. I had to be real careful of the handle spinning close to my cutting tools and fingers!!

I finished with a little sanding to blend in the area where the handle joins the round body.
It is finished with Behandla salad bowl finish.

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

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#1 posted 11-05-2011 04:44 AM

Very nice Jim. Thanks for sharing the process I’ll have to give it a try.

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#2 posted 11-05-2011 04:47 AM

Nice job Jim, maple is a good choice for this one :)

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

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#3 posted 11-05-2011 04:57 AM

Nicely done, Jim. Yep, that spinning handle is certainly something to keep an eye on!

-- Bob, Potomac, MD

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#4 posted 11-05-2011 05:06 AM

Sweet Scoop! hope your arts and craft show goes well this weekend!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien

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#5 posted 11-05-2011 05:15 AM

.... risk …// Reward. You have more courage than me.
Really nice outcome

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#6 posted 11-05-2011 05:39 AM

Nice scoop for your oatmeal, I guess that I should make one for my oatmeal too….. Great design and Great Job!!

Thanks for sharing

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#7 posted 11-05-2011 05:43 AM

That’s so cool Jim, I have to try this one day.
Really nice design.
Best thoughts,

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

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#8 posted 11-05-2011 06:03 AM

Nice design, nice process, great result.

Looks simpler than it is …....... but that’s it’s charm.

Good work.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.

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#9 posted 11-05-2011 06:03 AM

Nice scoop, nice process Jim. Now you should try it with Corian. ???

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

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#10 posted 11-05-2011 08:28 AM

Neat idea, I don’t know that would have tried that. It turned out great.

-- Dan - Valparaiso, Indiana, "A smart man changes his mind, a fool never does."

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#11 posted 11-05-2011 12:47 PM

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#12 posted 11-05-2011 02:01 PM

G’day, Bob…You read my mind!! I do plan a coffee mug from Corian. I guess I’ll have to glue the handle on!!

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

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#13 posted 11-05-2011 05:18 PM

Great idea.
Thanks for sharing your process.

-- Scott Smith, Southern Illinois

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#14 posted 11-05-2011 08:00 PM


-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#15 posted 11-07-2011 12:37 PM

Hi Jim, this is a lovely project and I did wonder how you turned it with the handle spinning. You’re

Thanks for sharing your knowledge Jim, it is always interesting to see how it is done.

-- When you know better you do better.

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