|Project by KnickKnack||posted 09-04-2012 06:30 AM||4061 views||7 times favorited||11 comments|
Having said to someone recently that I never made the same thing twice, here I am having made the third one of these ”2 cups of coffee & a packet of biscuits, please”.
The first I made just for a bit of fun, but it’s proved very useful for its purpose, and has since had daily use. I was speaking to the friends to whom I gave the second one a few days ago and they, too, find it useful.
And next month we’re off to see some distant friends who also tend towards an outdoor life, so I thought I’d try my hand at it again, and see if I’ve improved. The difficulty is that Mr Distant Friend is a master craftsman woodworker, so I thought I ought to try and pull out some stops – and this is the result.
It all went pretty much to plan for a change – snug joints, one small bit of tearout on a finger which wasn’t going to matter since I was going to angle the corners, but then I didn’t. The ash sides were carefully chosen and then halved, but I don’t think you really get the sense of that without specifically looking for it. It’s not very visible in the pictures, but the jatoba verticals don’t quite reach the ground.
I’m not sure I really like the shape of the handle – these shapes would have looked better with a fatter, taller carrier, but who needs a “One Tall Mug Of Beer”?
It’s two cups of coffee and a packet of biscuits long, one cup of coffee wide, and one cup of coffee and a hand and a bit of slop tall.
Ash and jataboa. Finished with linseed oil (for the colour) followed by danish pastry.
As is ever the case, comments of all flavours, denominations, leanings and directions are most welcome.
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