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I've seen several of these posted lately and after seeing some posted by JBWoodWorks I got the urge to try my hand at it. Sorry about the clarity of the photos, I will try to improve in the future, as well as improving my scoops, I should have made the scoop portion quite a bit thinner - next time I will get it right. I suspect that I will try my hand at these scoops again - should make great Christmas gifts.

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Nice job, Bill. I agree… these would make good gifts.
 

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Thanks Charlie - I do see plenty of room for improvement. I have to make the walls thinner and I will remove that hole in the bottom left by the Forestner bit next time. But like any "first born" I like this one and will use it for my coffee.
 

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Hint: If you do not want to have the "pimple" - the result of using a forstner bit, then use two forstner drills, with the second bit grind the forstner spike down to the level of the cutting blades, that way you will have a smooth finish.
 

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Looks like you've got the scoop , looks good
 

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What works even better is to use a half round router bit (1 1/2") and use it in your drill press at high speed and drill as deep as you need the scoop and cut away the excess. Fun to make aren't they?
 

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Thanks Tony and Erwin - great ideas. Yes, Jim, I've got the scoop :)) Wonder what a 1 1/2" half round router bit would cost?
 

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About 35 bucks at Woodcraft, probably cheaper on Ebay.
 

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Now you are ready to make an expresso tamper to match the spoon
 

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I like this one. Is there a specific amount of coffee it should hold or does it vary by person(or coffee brand)?
 

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Rance, I'm not sure of the amount of coffee it actually holds - I have a plastic one that we have used for years, 4 scoops per pot. I made this one the exact same size as the plastic one - 1 1/2" wide x 1" deep. Works great!
 

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Thanks Bill.
 
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