"coffee boat"

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  1. alukban

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    We should have a sub-forum called "dumb stuff" because I would have a lot to contribute... my mind has no limitations :4:

    I carved meself a "coffee boat" today. It's just a toy to put in thy coffee - no reason, just fun.

    Coffee will never be the same :dblthumb:

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    (3) she floats!
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    (4) seems to be listing a tad, let's bring her up on the hard for a looksee
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    (5) change her lines a bit, mo better
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    (6) now my coffee kit is complete :)
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    My kid wants to steal it :4:
     
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    Why do I now feel compelled to carve one?:45:
     
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    Hey me too, what a neat simple idea. Now I feel the need to make one (or more) for myself.:)
     
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    Me too! I really like your spoon!!! I think it's a really cool and functional compact design! Kudos
     
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    Gotta try and make one....what kind of wood did you use?
     
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    That will eventually take on a really nice color.
     
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    Haha, I love it.
     
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    I used scrap pine but I imagine that oak would impart some nice flavor :)

    The little spoon is meant to go with the folding cup when I camp because I tend to use instant coffee and just need something to stir.

    I think I'll inlay or tie on a tiny fish hook as an anchor...
     
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    There is a seal swimming in my cider...

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    ...that was later joined by a dugout canoe :4:
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    I had to do it. I carved this while watching tv with the wife. I used a pair of RW Fred's knives.
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    Great, but will you use it on Thanksgiving for a gravy boat? Post a pic of it floating in the pool in the middle of your mashed potatoes. I second the motion on a "dumb stuff" thread. I would be a front runner in that. And don't forget to seal the wood with some food safe protection.
     
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    You right, those are dumb things. But very cool, I have to go out to the wood pile now.
    Thanks

    Eric
     
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    Same here!
     
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    Pine actually imparts a taste to the coffee fellas... better use something like birch :)
     
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    I vote fatwood.
     
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    Hang on a sec. You can carve while watching TV and your wife doesn't give you the "look"? Dang! I tried that once and got banished to the back yard with "I don't want wood chips stuck in the carpet or down the sofa" ringing in my ears. You sir are a lucky man indeed.
     
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    Stupid yes, but I love it. ha.

    Me too.

    That's what I would like to see, how the color changes.

    I want to do a duck decoy.
     
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    Love it, now I have to have one
     
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    I used one of my work shirts as a work area. Plus I have been working a lot of overtime so she was glad that I was home.

    Sent from my A571VL using Tapatalk
     
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    I've started my coffee boat ... Pics to come !
     
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    Dude, that's a hoot... I bet you could sell those... the next "Pet Rock".
     
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    This is how Things get started. I'll bet there was a good forty years where nobody carved a spoon because it was dumb. Then some guy did it on a lark, and others copied him. Now no one into bushcraft thinks twice about it. Now it's a Thing.
    Years from now, the coffee boat will be one of the things that distinguish bushcrafters from other outdoorsmen.
    "Bob? Yeah, he's one of those bushcraft guys with waxed cotton underwear and a little wooden boat in his coffee."
    We'll all try to make the best boats, ignoring any sense of irony, while outsiders just think we're dumb.


    (First chance I get, I'm making a kayak.) :4:
     
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    Extra points if the figure is doing a rear deck brace :4:
     
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    You, Sir, are a genius!

    Either that, or you have waaay too much time on your hands!

    :dblthumb:

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    ...waaaay too much time AND a knife in my hands :)
     
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    Someone is gonna see this and mass produce em and make a million off this.

    Of course ya know I ended up making myself a cuppa coffee just to enjoy this idea.

    (now where is that hunk of cedar I been whittling around on testing edges? LOL)

    Jim
     
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    I want a coffee seal something fierce
     
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    With my luck I'd swallow one while drinking my coffee and choke to death. I'd better take a pass on this idea. It is neat though.
     
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    Here's my first attempt at a tiny oak coffee boat. It's a little rough in the close ups, so I'll let her swell up a bit, then try to smooth her out.

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    Maiden voyage. Her draft's a little shallow, and she took on a bit of liquid, but she didn't capsize !
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    You need a coffee "Nessie".
     
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    You gotta give her a name! Every legit ship has a name. Maybe float it in some champagne for its maiden voyage.
     
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    I can hear my mom, "don't play with your food".
     
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    How bout Hazelnut .
     
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    Unfortunately, the camera on my phone doesn't take very good close-ups at all. This is the best I can do here.

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    It's a shame, too, because the lines on my tiny maple kayak are just about perfect. Or at least I can tell you they are, and you wouldn't know any different because the pics are so fuzzy. So just imagine the perfect coffayak. ;)

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    LOVE this!!! It's just like a local bushcraft friend @alukban during our recent bushcraft meeting: Coffee Beaver
     
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    That's awesome!!
     
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    I like it! But now I realized my kit is incomplete lol
     
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    Cool, I'm off to make one and see if it helps settle grounds in cowboy coffee. You may be on to something here. Thanks.
     
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    And a finer coffee boat has never been seen.
     
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    Just showed this to my gf, now I'm on the hook for carving a tiny canoe.
     
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    Huh.....
     
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    I want a coffee boat and i want it now....
     
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    Passed some time watching the kids play outside. Large kupulka cup. Carved with Cold Steel Mini Pendleton Hunter and Trail Hawk.
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    HEEE HEEE :D
     
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