This handmade wooden coffee scoop made from walnut is easy to make and the perfect gift for any coffee lover.
There is just something about making a gift from scratch. It is just so much more personal and frankly, a lot of fun! From a triangle peg game to a wooden beer caddy.
So where did I get inspiration for this handmade wooden coffee scoop? Well my dad is a huge coffee drinker. He has to have at least two cups every morning.
Knowing this, I figured a scoop that is meant to last and more personal would be a great gift.
I debated on hand carving it but liked the look of the deep scoop so decided to use a 1 ½ inch Forstner bit. It also makes the work much quicker. Let's be honest, carving takes some time.
From there you just use a band saw to cut out the shape and sand. I had some leftover walnut, but any good hardwood will work great. So if you are looking for an easy gift, this coffee scoop should be at the top of the list!
A standard coffee scoop holds two tablespoons which is why I made the scoop 1 ½" in diameter and 1" deep. That equals two.
If you have it on hand, a good hardwood like maple or walnut is best but you can also pine.
Yes, it just takes some more time. You want a good set of wood carving tools.
- You want a good hardwood like oak, walnut or maple so it can stand the test of time.
- You can customize the width and length to your desire. This scoop equal 2 tablespoon which is a normal amount for a coffee scoop.
- Once done, just leave the scoop in the coffee bag. The oils will help preserve it.
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Wooden Coffee Scoop
This handmade coffee scoop made from walnut is easy to make and the perfect gift for any coffee lover.
- Leftover hard wood - 2" x 6" x 2"
- Food grade mineral oil
- Drill Press
- 1 ½" Forstner bit
- Band saw or scroll saw
- Sandpaper - 80, 150, 200, 400, 600
- Draw out a spoon shape where the circle is about 2" in diameter and the whole length is about 5". Drill a small hole in the center so you can easily center your Forstner bit. Drill the Forstner bit to 1" depth which equal to 2 tbsp.
- Draw the side of the coffee scoop where the depth of the scoop is 1 ½".
- Use the band saw to cut out the main shape of the coffee scoop.
- Take the sides that were cut off and tape back together.
- Now cut out the side frame of the scoop with the band saw.
- Use sandpaper to start to sand the inside and outside of the scoop. Start with 80 and go all the way to 600. Once done, rub some water on it to raise the grain and repeat sanding again.
- Finish with some food grade mineral oil.