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Project by rwyoung posted 05-31-2009 08:46 AM 2410 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I guess this is another mini-review of sorts…

Bought a coffee scoop kit, Penn State Industries p/n PKCSCOOP through Wood-n-Whimsies (Wood-N-Whimsies) and the appropriate bushings. FYI, W-n-W sells PSI kits in singles at the same price as the first quantity discount as direct from PSI.

All in all, a good kit and the instructions are pretty clear (http://www.pennstateind.com/library/PKCSCOOP_ins.pdf) so I skipped tutorial photographs. The only tricky part is the tenon at the scoop end of the handle. It is critical to get that the right length, diameter and with a square corner. My only advice if you haven’t ever done this (lots of pen kits require tenons for trim piece mounting) would be to practice on some scrap. You can use the kit tube inside your scrap, just skip the squaring step or at least go easy so you don’t end up with a short tube later. No big deal to turn the practice wood off the tube before you go for the real thing.

Kept it simple on this one, the handle is a nice bit of rosewood with a CA finish followed by the HUT PPP wax sticks. I filled my coffee maker and I’ll know in the morning if the measure works “right”.

-- Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.





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Durnik150

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#1 posted 05-31-2009 10:05 AM

Very nice piece! That wood along with the gold tone hardware gives the whole project a certain elegance that a different combination might not bring out.

-- Behind the Bark is a lot of Heartwood----Charles, Centennial, CO

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#2 posted 05-31-2009 01:24 PM

That is sure better than a ugly spoon….......cool.

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#3 posted 05-31-2009 01:37 PM

A very nice heirloom. Well done!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#4 posted 05-31-2009 03:33 PM

Nice job. I seem to remember that Rockler was selling those scoops also.

-- It's better to have people think you're stupid rather than open your mouth and remove all doubt.

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#5 posted 05-31-2009 03:55 PM

thanks for the scoop on the scoop. good job

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rwyoung

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#6 posted 05-31-2009 04:12 PM

Miket -

Not sure about Rockler. Quick search only turned up the ice cream scoop kits (mmmm, ice cream).

I got my kit from woodnwhimsies.com . Not to sound like too much of a comercial for them, but very good service and prices.

-- Don't sweat the petty things and don't pet the sweaty things.

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