Long handled coffee scoops

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Project by sras posted 05-07-2020 03:30 PM 830 views 0 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Because coffee scoops should have long handles if you use bags of coffee!

This project of one of those where I forgot to take a final picture before I gave them all away. Recently I got a chance to take a shot of ours plus one I gave away. I did have a few shots from the build.

The wood is maple from a tree we took down several years ago. The shapes are inspired from the wands of Harry Potter characters.

The handles range in length from 7 to 9 inches. 7 inches is a little short if you want to keep from reaching into the bag at all. I think 10 inches would not be too long…

The handles were stained with Transtint dyes and finished with water based polyurethane. I applied 3 or 4 colors of stain – starting with black and then adding 2 or three progressively lighter tints. Sanding after each layer creates lighter areas to allow the lighter colors to appear.

If I were to do these again I would focus on handle lengths of 8 to 10 inches and use a 2 oz scoop. We end up using 2 scoops with the 1 oz version.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#1 posted 05-07-2020 03:40 PM

they are all beautiful Steve but i love the first one the best GREAT JOB :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#2 posted 05-07-2020 03:45 PM

Cool! I like the longer handles. 2 ounce scoops are a must around here. We like “Navy” coffee!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 05-07-2020 03:47 PM

I agree Tony – the two blue/green ones have pretty nice shapes too. The purple one is a little plain…

Thanks Lew – really, 1 oz scoops what was I thinking :)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 05-07-2020 04:31 PM

Hey, social distancing for coffee!
Very nice Steve

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

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#5 posted 05-07-2020 04:39 PM

Dang! I wish I would have thought of that :)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#6 posted 05-07-2020 05:54 PM

Neat project, great designs and workmanship.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#7 posted 05-07-2020 06:47 PM

Beautiful Steve! The long handles are brilliant, I can’t imagine the wasted “joe” i’ve washed off my knuckles every morning after rooting around in the bag 8^)

Now this brings up a thought about long handled ice cream scoops, nothing more annoying then spotting the knuckle hairs in the carton 8^P

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#8 posted 05-07-2020 08:42 PM


splintergroup – I suspect the ads showing short handles for projects is to get people to buy pen blanks for other purposes. I prefer the long ones for sure. A long handled ice cream scoop is a great idea!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#9 posted 05-08-2020 01:41 AM

Great scoops, Steve!!!

cheers, Jim

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

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#10 posted 05-08-2020 02:36 AM

This is the kind of handle I need. My heart doctor told me to stay away from caffene and decaf doesn’t taste good to me. LOL. Good job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#11 posted 05-08-2020 02:45 AM

Thanks Jim!

So Mel – if the handle is longer does that mean you’re far enough away from the coffee? :)

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#12 posted 05-08-2020 08:26 AM

I really like the red handle

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#13 posted 05-08-2020 03:54 PM

Nice work! Red color looks great, too. What source do you recommend for the metal scoop?

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#14 posted 05-08-2020 08:55 PM

Thanks crowie!

Hi poopiekat – I used the hardware from Rockler which is fine if you want the 1oz version. It can be found on several sites.

Klingspor's Woodworking Shop has 1oz and 2oz versions. I remember seeing a 2oz version with a threaded shaft but I can’t find it yet…

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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