Coffee scoops

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Project by JBWoodWorks posted 10-13-2011 02:01 PM 2098 views 16 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Well I finally got around to making some coffee scoops. Currently I have 4 completed but as the pictures show, more are on the way. Two of the completed ones are butternut from a fallen tree on my land, the other two are from an apple branch I got from a friend several years ago. The two that are sketched out are on the other half of the apple and the last one is a butternut blank. The butternut ones are the first ones that I made and I hollowed them with just a forstner bit. On the apple ones I used a forstner bit for the bulk of the material and then a rotary burr in a hi-speed grinder for the rest. Finished in salad bowl oil.

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#1 posted 10-13-2011 02:14 PM

very nice love the style

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#2 posted 10-13-2011 02:24 PM

They are so cool!! Each year at Christmas I give my Mom and Dad and my 3 brothers and sisters a Christmas gift from my woodshop. I have been struggling this year trying to figure our what I should make for them and now I have found that gift. This is what Lumberjocks is all about! Thank you so much for sharing!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#3 posted 10-13-2011 04:13 PM

Nice spoons! You did a great job and thank you for sharing them. I think that I have a gift idea now too!

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#4 posted 10-13-2011 05:14 PM

Very cool idea, I like them.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 10-13-2011 09:16 PM

Yep. This is looking an awful lot like Christmas present material. My sister is a coffee snob. I’ll bet a few of these would go over remarkably well.

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#6 posted 10-13-2011 10:59 PM

Thanks for the inspiration. What are the dimensions of your scoops?

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 10-14-2011 12:04 AM

If you are willing to spend about 35 bucks, pick up a 1 1/2” round router bit and use it in your drill press to make short work of scooping out the spoon and then very little sanding is required in the scoop although the rest of it is another story. Check out my project on coffee scoops. The router bit gives a much better finish than the forstner. Good luck with them.

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#8 posted 10-14-2011 12:19 AM

Great job…great idea….but let the oil dry before dipping into the ground coffee…lol. I’ve made most of my spoons using a rotary carver and chisel setup. I’ve made some soup tureens that are similar but much larger. These are great gift ideas as mentioned above….I use a french press to make coffee…and a grinder box I made from an old pepper mill machine and some nice scrap woods….right now I have a little plastic coffee scoop….so I will have to get busy and fire up the rotary. Thanks for the inspiration and sharing such nice scoops.

-- Woodworking.....My small slice of heaven!

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#9 posted 10-14-2011 12:44 AM

Thanks for posting this project! Christmas idea is solved!!!!! Thanks Again!

-- Robert, Mississippi,

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#10 posted 10-16-2011 03:23 PM

The idea did come from you Erwin, and yes, I do plan on picking up a router bit to do some of these in the future. I almost ended up with one of the “diet” ones too.

Bill the scoops average about 4 inches long and hold about 2 tablespoons of coffee grounds.

As a side note my (soon to be)wife already confiscated the curved handled apple one and brought it to work, glad I have more cut out ready for final shaping.

Thanks all!

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