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Baby Huey Coffee Scoop-my first turning

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Project by CFrye posted 04-16-2014 04:13 AM 1320 views 1 time favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

About five months ago we bought a used lathe and tools. I had never turned and it had been several decades since hubby had, so we are both learning. My friend, Julie, gave us access to a wild cherry tree her husband cut down (last pic). You can see it was pretty far gone!
We worked at it and got some small pieces to turn. Since I am intimidated by the speed and potential mayhem I went v e r y s l o w l y. LOL No ‘shavings’ on this project, only dust! I decided to make a coffee scoop for Julie as she is a coffee lover. I turned it in one piece then separated the handle and drilled out the scoop on the drill press. Thought about filling the voids with epoxy. Figured one new thing at a time!
I started a second scoop. It decided it wanted to be a mini plane hammer instead.

I even increased the speed for the hammer turning and burned the lines in with plastic laminate that Rick M. talked about in his blog on the subject. Thanks for the tip Rick! Also used a gouge that was in a care package from LJ terryR! Sharp!
Love the people on this site!

-- God bless, Candy





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Handtooler

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#1 posted 04-16-2014 04:30 AM

Very nicely crafted! You’ll be a pro in no time.

-- Russell Pitner Hixson, TN 37343 bassboy40@msn.com

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BusterB

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#2 posted 04-16-2014 04:44 AM

If I seriously believed that was your first turning projects….I would be impressed youngun…..I don’t think I could have that good of a result at my hundred and first turning project…lol You guys never cease to amaze Candy…well done.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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Joe Lyddon

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#3 posted 04-16-2014 04:50 AM

They look very nice!

I’d say you really took some almost rotten wood and gave it a second life! :) Very good!

How did you know how big to make them so they would give your friend the proper dosage of coffee?
How much coffee does the scoop hold?

-- 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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Rick M.

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#4 posted 04-16-2014 06:29 AM

Burnt lines look good, glad it worked for you.

Great looking projects. You’ve surpassed me with coffee scoops. I made 2 and both blew apart on the lathe.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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Monte Pittman

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#5 posted 04-16-2014 06:51 AM

Great job. Lathe is one of the next toys on my list.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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Ken90712

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#6 posted 04-16-2014 08:25 AM

Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#7 posted 04-16-2014 09:45 AM

Very nice, Candy! It is fun to see you exploring other ways to be creative! You did a nice job on the scoop and I am sure she will appreciate it! :)

Sheila

-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs (http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com) Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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lightcs1776

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#8 posted 04-16-2014 09:53 AM

Very nice work, Candy. My wife just started turning this past Christmas. She will love seeing what you are doing. The cherry is a beautiful choice..

-- Chris ** If there must be trouble, let it be in my day, that my child may have peace. — Tom Paine **

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Sandra

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#9 posted 04-16-2014 10:31 AM

Candy – looks great. Good for you for braving the lathe.
As a coffee lover myself, I know your friend will truly appreciate such a thoughtful gift.

-- No, I don't want to buy the pink hammer.

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StumpyNubs

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#10 posted 04-16-2014 12:00 PM

That’s some first turning!

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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gfadvm

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#11 posted 04-16-2014 12:23 PM

Great save on that cherry! I would have thought it long past its “use by” date! Next time you are here, we’ll have a look in my huge firewood stack.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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Gene Howe

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#12 posted 04-16-2014 12:31 PM

Nice work on both the scoop and the “mallet”, Candy.
Really gnarly stuff you started with. Don’t know that I’d have the guts to turn it.
Good job!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 04-16-2014 12:48 PM

Beautiful job on those pieces, Candy. I love when you show the log it came from, too!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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JL7

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#14 posted 04-16-2014 03:12 PM

Nice work Candy! Slow and steady wins the race…..the lathe can be quite a hoot – enjoy it!

What’s next?

-- Jeff - I have not failed. I've just found 10,002 ways that won't work.

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helluvawreck

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#15 posted 04-16-2014 03:31 PM

Nice looking and nicely done.

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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