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Blog entry by rivergirl posted 11-11-2010 03:46 PM 4789 reads 4 times favorited 50 comments Add to Favorites Watch

HEAR YE, HEAR YE!! Yes, Virginia we now have definitive proof that cavemen did enjoy scooping coffee! In fact cromagnun man (and woman) were the precursor to modern day Starbucks. In response to my recent posting of a neanderthal period coffee scoop, that was presented alongside a lovely model crafted by my L/J friend Jerry W, it was suggested that we begin an archelogical study, a challenge or showcase if you will of scoops and spoons. Because it was my shamelessly (or was it shamefacedly) posted my exotic cromagnun scoop, that began this inquiry I will post it again here. All artisans of all levels are invited to display their “finds” All levels means, that because noone’s scoop could possibly be cruder than mine, noone should have any hesitation about displaying first attempts. Conversely, all you carving masters out there are also encouraged to post, so that we beginners have something to aspire to. And it wouldn’t hurt if you all divulged the secrets of your craft. I personally need all the help I can get. ;)

http://lumberjocks.com/projects/39776

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."



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#1 posted 11-11-2010 03:47 PM

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#2 posted 11-11-2010 03:59 PM

I’ve attempted a few. This is my favorite so far.

-- in the confusion, I mighta grabbed the gold ...

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#3 posted 11-11-2010 04:58 PM

Okay, I’m in! Now, where to begin?

I’ve got oak, hickory, pecan, locust, hackberrry, 1/4” thick walnut (probably would need to be glued up to get an appropriate thickness), and some sassafras. Any suggestions? I truly have no clue as to what would be the best wood (of these species) to use.

As far as tools go….think very primitive.

Guidance on where to start would be good…totally in the dark here.

-- Darrell B.

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#4 posted 11-11-2010 05:50 PM

Rivergirl,
this is an awesome project that you are tackling.
My trusty foot-rule has for many years been a great stand in.
Not that I’ve not seen one of the items you mention, I recall one back in the 70’s that had a chain and brick attached. Purpose of the brick I can only assume was for grinding coffee.

Jamie

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#5 posted 11-11-2010 06:00 PM

Nice spoon Hairy. Now, can you give some tips to blacknail? I certainly cannot provide any advice. LOL

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#6 posted 11-11-2010 06:02 PM

Yes, please Harry! I’m going to be cutting some cherry here in a few weeks and could dry some in the microwave for a small project like this, if it’s the better wood to use over some of the other species I mentioned above.

-- Darrell B.

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#7 posted 11-11-2010 06:09 PM

Rivergirl and I have plans for a carved spoon (I sent them to her) Anyone is welcome to pm me with email address and I can send them to ya

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#8 posted 11-11-2010 06:26 PM

Request sent Rick! Thanks.

-- Darrell B.

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#9 posted 11-11-2010 09:17 PM

Blackmail—I have a bunch of baswood sitting here that I am going to resaw into the size blanks I need.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#10 posted 11-11-2010 09:35 PM

Rivergirl, I actually like yours a lot! It has this African tribal look to it….

-- Div @ the bottom end of Africa. "A woodworker's sharpest tool should be his mind."

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#11 posted 11-12-2010 12:51 AM

Funny Div! That’s what my neighbor said too. I just think it looks so sad next to the pretty one. I made it close it’s eyes so that it wouldn’t have it’s self esteem damaged by the pretty spoon. And we whisper around him so he won’t hear us say he is homely. LOL

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#12 posted 11-12-2010 05:00 PM


Rivergirl, First I used a compass to draw the circles ( one inside the other).
Then I drew the handle and a circle the same as the outside ring on the purpleheart for the bottom.
Drill a hole in the center ring with the dremmel to fit the scrollsaw blade through.
Cut the center first.Then cut the rest.
Use the dremmel to sand the inside of the scoop then glue, attach and clamp the bottom on.
Once the glue sets sand the outside. To get the curve in the handle I used the Rigid spindle.
Finish with beeswax and Wah-La a scoop!
This was fun and a good way to use up some of my scrap wood.

-- Terri, Rocky Mountain High Colorado!

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#13 posted 11-12-2010 11:25 PM

Ok It is finished. Took longer than I thought.

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#14 posted 11-12-2010 11:33 PM

Rivergirl there is a custom in Wales in the UK a sepearte country lIke Scotland that forms a part of Britain that making sppons for your intended bride became quite an art form look up WELSH LOVE SPOONS.on the net and you will find a new form od spooning art Kindest regards Alistair married to a welsh woman Bronwen.

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#15 posted 11-13-2010 01:41 PM

Thanks for the blog description Terrilynn. Now we see there is more than one way to make a coffee scoop. :) Alba: very nice scoop/spoon. How’d you make yours? Alistair: I will have to check out that
Welsh Love Spoon/ Are you going to attempt one and put it here in our blog? I think you should. :)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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