Coffee wand

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Project by RGtools posted 05-03-2011 03:22 PM 2167 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a simple project that I have done recently and started using. We recently got a french press and a wooden spoon just does not quite get into the corners, I needed a small project that I could take to work, I match made in heaven?

I also needed a chance to practice knife work. What I learned:

Sawn wood sucks for this, use split wood, this is much better.
Alder does not scrape very well with an aggressive burr.
A project can be lumpy and crude but still feel great in the hand and be useful.

Thanks for looking.

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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David LaBolle

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#1 posted 05-03-2011 04:03 PM

I’ve been using a French Press for the past ten years. It’s a quick easy way to make a decent cup of coffee. I’m curious about what you need the special stick for.

I have been reading quite a bit of Roy Underhill’s stuff and see the difference between sawn wood and the way the grain runs in stuff split off a log. So far it’s just all academic to me. I have to follow in your footsteps and actually create some things.

Keep on keeping on.

Enjoy your coffee.

; )

-- When we build, let us think that we build forever. Let it not be for present delight nor for present use alone. Let it be such work as our descendants will thank us for

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#2 posted 05-03-2011 04:27 PM

Hey I wanna hav coffeeeeeeeee !!!! Ive never knew about that stick but it looks nice

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#3 posted 05-03-2011 06:02 PM

looks better than the usual pencil or ballpen :-)
to stear with

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#4 posted 05-03-2011 11:14 PM

I must say your mug has a nicely seasoned look about it. I too prefer my coffe from my well seasoned mug.

-- Cad a dheanfaimid feasta gan adhmad.......?

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#5 posted 05-04-2011 02:08 AM

Very old mug, been drinking out of it longer than I have been married.

The wand is just to stir the coffee so one of my spoons that I use for cooking is not permanently dirty. It also help scrape the grounds out when done. (really could have kept using the spoon but I wanted an excuse to whittle at work)

French Press…how did I live without you?

-- Make furniture that lasts as long as the tree - Ryan

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#6 posted 05-04-2011 05:27 AM

The wand chooses the wizard ….

-- Making scrap with zen-like precision - Woodbutchery

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#7 posted 05-04-2011 08:43 PM

Big smile here!

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

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