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Project by KnickKnack posted 506 days ago 1764 views 10 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

By far the most popular thing I’ve ever created (I hesitate to say invented, although I’ve never seen this kind of thing available anywhere), is my “2 cups of coffee and a packet of biscuits please” – this is my fourth now.
Sure, people sit on my chairs, lean on my tables, sleep in my beds, flick ash in my ash trays, put things in my boxes – but everyone wants one of these.

This one was made at the request of my wife’s oldest friend, Christine, who visited us here in sunny Portugal recently (it was actually sunny, even though it was early February) – as a gift for a friend of hers. That she should ask me to make a gift for her to give to someone else was, frankly, a bit of a buzz, and I tried to pull out as many stops as I could, and this is the result.

Macassar Ebony, bookmatched ash, and jatobá.
Of course the dimensions are, as they must be – one cup wide, two cups and a packet of biscuits long, one cup and a bit high.
Finished with Danish Oil.

Should you be interested, the others can be found here:
Nº 1 . . . . . . Nº 2 . . . . . Nº 3

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





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ShopTinker

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#1 posted 506 days ago

I like it. A very nice choice of materials. I see that it’s taller then the previous versions. Was this design change for function or looks?

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

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MrFid

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#2 posted 506 days ago

Very cool! I’d imagine this is a relatively short project, how long did it take you to do?

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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Roger

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#3 posted 506 days ago

Different, and very nice.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 506 days ago

Great idea. I can see why people would like it.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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christopheralan

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#5 posted 506 days ago

Love it. Great idea!

-- christopheralan http://www.projectwoodworks.com

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KnickKnack

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#6 posted 506 days ago

I see that it’s taller then the previous versions. Was this design change for function or looks?
Basically looks, although it’s not as much taller as it appears – the original, base to bottom of handle is 170mm, this one is 190mm. One thing I learnt from the first one is that a large ledge is neither necessary nor desirable so this one, with the smaller ledge, looks taller. I experimented with cardboard, using 170mm as the minimum, until it looked “optically OK”.

I’d imagine this is a relatively short project, how long did it take you to do?
From start to finish, about 5 weeks! lol
But if I knew what I was doing, in the sense of knowing exactly what I was making, I guess I could be done in a day (plus finishing).
Or about an hour if I’d taken even half the drugs Lance Armstrong was taking!
But things seldom go that way. I have an identical base with a glossy piano, you can shave in it, finish – I wanted to play with the rottenstone I recently imported from the UK – but, despite many hours of thought, I couldn’t figure out how to install it in such a way that I’d be able to finish the rest of the piece with oil – I’ll use that on something else. I made some “S” shaped bentwood beech handles – which required making a small drum sander – but they didn’t come out well enough to use on this, and, anyway, they just didn’t look right. The vertical jatobá wasn’t on the original drawing, but the ash didn’t look right on its own – more days with no visible progress while I worked out what to do. Not to mention that they kept playing Beethoven on the local classical music channel I’ve taken to listening to, and it’s forbidden to make noise while they’re playing Beethoven!

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

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kirbyw

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#7 posted 506 days ago

That is really neat

-- Kirby

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Joe Lyddon

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#8 posted 506 days ago

COOL design, wood, usage, job!

COOL cat too! Seal point… Siamese or Himalayan?
... we used to raise Himalayans years ago…

Good idea for the project!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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KnickKnack

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#9 posted 506 days ago

COOL cat too! Seal point… Siamese or Himalayan?

We think he’s siamese, but you might know better? More pics etc in this blog here.

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

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Natalie

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#10 posted 505 days ago

Great Gizmo, but the cat does upstage it.

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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Joe Lyddon

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#11 posted 504 days ago

KnickKnack

It has really grown nicely!

Does he make a lot of noise… yowling… ??

Do you have some more FULL Body pictures of him?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Fishinbo

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#12 posted 504 days ago

Cool and handy cup servers! Great design, build and wood combo. Like it.

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KnickKnack

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#13 posted 504 days ago

Do you have some more FULL Body pictures of him?

You can find some more recent, full body pictures here. (yes, last week it snowed!)

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#14 posted 504 days ago

I think you have a Himalayan… Siamese usually have much shorter hair…

Beautiful cat!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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