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Project by bondogaposis posted 538 days ago 1450 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been inspired by coffee scoops posted by fellow LJ’s, so I thought I better try my hand at it. Here my first attempt, I needed a gift on short notice and this fills the bill nicely. Wood is mahogany, rosewood and white oak. Thanks for looking.

-- Bondo Gaposis





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blackcherry

3156 posts in 2458 days


#1 posted 538 days ago

I can smell the coffee now, nice turning on this scoop.

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Brandon

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#2 posted 538 days ago

Say that’s really nice! Your lathe skills are leaps and bounds beyond mine (not that mine are any good), but wow. How did you attache the rosewood ring? Was it before or after you turned it?

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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nonickswood

390 posts in 1022 days


#3 posted 538 days ago

Nice job! these are Fun too Make!
Very nice Turning!!

-- Nick, Virginia, http://www.etsy.com/shop/NONICKSWOOD

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peteg

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#4 posted 538 days ago

Sweet lookin scope Bondo, well done
Pete

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

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bondogaposis

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#5 posted 538 days ago

Brandon,
I first rounded the stock and turned to a diameter of 1 1/2”, then turned a groove the width of my scraper to a diameter of 1 1/4” using a calipers to keep sneaking up on the diameter. Then I took the rosewood and planed to the same thickness as the groove. Then I cut the rosewood in half and glued the two halves together w/ hot melt glue. This made a square that was 2” on a side and the same thickness as the groove. I then went to the drill press and drilled an 1 1/4” hole w/ a Forstner bit using the seam as the center. Then I broke the two halves apart, cleaned out any residual glue and put them in the groove on the cylinder w/ epoxy and clamped them together. When I removed the clamps I could commence turning after I cut the corners off the rosewood square on the bandsaw. It is a lot easier to do than explain, I think. I also drilled a 1/4” hole on the rosewood while it was still square for the tenon on the handle. I took a HF wrench and ground a sharp edge on the top portion of the open end side of a 1/4” wrench and used that to cut the perfectly sized tenon on the handle. The rosewood ring is not purely decorative, it adds some “meat” to the area where the handle tenon is joined to the bowl, otherwise the tenon would be really short and this would be a weak area.

-- Bondo Gaposis

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cajunpen

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#6 posted 538 days ago

I’m on the scoop wagon also – I like your scoop better than any I’ve turned so far.

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

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