coffee scoop jubilee

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Project by rivergirl posted 11-10-2010 08:01 PM 2717 views 1 time favorited 46 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Today I received in the mail, a wonderful coffee scoop from my L/J friend Jerryw. After having seen so many wonderful coffee scoops on the L/J site, I tried to make one for myself. As you can see from the pictures, my coffee scoop (on the right picture one) looked like something from a neanderthal cave. My family told me it was nice, that it was a good effort, that it really wasn’t THAT ugly. Even my neighbors tried to console me and suggested I drill a hole in the handle and use it as a wall decoration? However, I knew better and I was so disgusted I decided I decided I would not be attempting another one of those. So, dear, kind, empathetic JerryW sent me a BEAUTIFUL coffee scoop that he made. It is so smooth, and uniform and just completely lovely in all respects. My family, upon seeing Jerry’s coffee scoop said “ooooooooh and ahhhhhhh.” And then when my family saw the two scoops side by side, mine and Jerry’s, they laughed and said, “Oh, now I see what you mean, your coffee scoop is really pathetic.” LOL SOOOO that being said, the pics tell the story, and THANK YOU JERRY! You made my day!

-- 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 11-10-2010 08:16 PM

rivergirl, You have always said you like to do rustic:-))

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 11-10-2010 08:27 PM

Glad that worked out! :) Very nice coffee scoop you have now.

-- Nathan

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#3 posted 11-10-2010 08:34 PM

Hey, rustic is rustic. No apology is necessary. If it scoops …........................

-- Rowdy in Kechi, Kansas

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#4 posted 11-10-2010 08:41 PM

you know what they say , up on the horse again rivergirl :-)
its only becourse he had more sandpaper than you

congratĀ“s with your gift from Jerry and thankĀ“s for sharing it with us

take care

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#5 posted 11-10-2010 08:50 PM

How nice, you deserve it.
And yes, I admit – it’s quite rustic the one you made… Smiles.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#6 posted 11-10-2010 09:24 PM

I think each of them has their own ‘style’. Nice work to both of you! :)


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

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#7 posted 11-10-2010 09:42 PM

wood have been proud
to have that scoop

will you make him
a ‘Mr Coffee’
maker too
a rustic one
to set in the sun

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#8 posted 11-10-2010 09:47 PM

You don’t get good if you never try

-- Shawn, I ask in order to learn

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#9 posted 11-10-2010 10:33 PM

That looks just like a picture of my first woodworking project next to one from recent years.
Don’t compare your work with his Except to learn how to do it better!
I am sure yours will eventually begin to look more like his.

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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#10 posted 11-10-2010 10:40 PM

Believe me guys- though I appreciate the encouraging words, I will never carve a beautiful spoon like JW’s. I admire those who can do such wonderful work. :)

-- 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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#11 posted 11-10-2010 11:31 PM

All it takes is practice rivergirl nice first attempt. Have you looked over the plan I sent ya? that should help

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#12 posted 11-10-2010 11:40 PM

Hey don’t quit just when you’re getting warmed up. If you attempt another one I will too and we can learn together

-- wishIstillhadaclydesdaleinmyfrontyard

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#13 posted 11-10-2010 11:42 PM

I’m in for the challenge

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#14 posted 11-10-2010 11:48 PM

I’m chuckling (thinking of the shoe I just carved)
I think you should make a matching plate or cup or something to make it a set. It is something to be treasured, for a variety of reasons.

And now you have a scoop to use as a model, to copy when you make your next one.

And for the record I am very IMPRESSED with yours (ok and the gifted one) ... I have wanted to try making one and haven’t had the courage yet – so bravo to you.
thank you very much for sharing!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (, Young Living Wellness )

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#15 posted 11-11-2010 12:02 AM

Truly rustic and any neanderthal wood be happy to own that, me included !!

-- Salem, New York "Find something you love to do and you will never have to work another day of your life"

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