nesting measuring cups of walnut and maple

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Project by Jim Sellers posted 04-04-2018 02:14 AM 4497 views 19 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had so much fun making the coffee scoops I thought I would try some measuring cups. First came the unpleasant task of making the templates and determining diameter and depth of scoops to be sure of correct volumes. The largest is exactly 1/2 cup, then 1/3, and 1/4. The smaller ones are just coffee scoops. I should have them marked but don’t want to spend the time burning the fractions on a dozen handles. May just use a marker…..........Since I now had the templates, materials and momentum, might as well slam out a few extra sets. Especially since they’re made in pairs from one block. ... Rubbed down with mineral oil.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#1 posted 04-04-2018 02:50 AM

Nice work, Jim!!


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#2 posted 04-04-2018 04:30 AM


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#3 posted 04-04-2018 06:50 AM

Those look great Jim.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#4 posted 04-04-2018 09:39 AM

Sharp looking scoops!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#5 posted 04-04-2018 11:26 AM

Brilliant – useful and good looking too!!

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#6 posted 04-04-2018 01:08 PM

These are beautiful sets, are nicely done, and are very practical.

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#7 posted 04-04-2018 02:37 PM

They look great Jim.

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#8 posted 04-04-2018 05:33 PM

Those look way better than the plastic set we have in our kitchen. The handle shape and the bowl thickness come together with the wood selection to make these particularly attractive.

-- Jonathan 2Cor. 4:6

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#9 posted 04-04-2018 06:15 PM

Very nice

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#10 posted 04-04-2018 09:06 PM

Real nice job there Jim

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

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#11 posted 04-04-2018 09:48 PM

Very cool… favorited!

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#12 posted 04-05-2018 12:52 AM

Very cool idea, and you did a nice job on them!

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#13 posted 04-05-2018 01:16 AM

Jim did you cut these on a band saw and then sand to dimension? Would like to see the jig you referenced. Nice work on these.

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#14 posted 04-05-2018 12:35 PM

Thanks for all the comments. .Bill, yes I cut the shape on the bandsaw. the more accurate the cut, the less sanding needed. The scoop is cut first. I used a 1 -1/4 dish bit in router for the scoops. The template is just 1/4 plywood with a hole for the guide bearing. No sanding needed on insides.

-- J.C.Sellers, Norcross, Ga. Just cut it right the first time. The best carpenters make the fewest chips.

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#15 posted 04-05-2018 01:25 PM

Jim thanks for the explanation. I thought you may have used a Forstner bit for the bowl cut, but you use a template with a router for that. So the outside profile is simply cut on the BS and then finish sanded? I see you remove material where the handle is, prior to profiling.

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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