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Coffee stirrers!
« on: August 13, 2006, 11:41:04 PM »

Certain well known coffee shops as well as many well known hamburger establishments offer hard wood coffee stirrers to their customers to, er, stir their coffee?  Not on your nelly!  They are great for stirring tinlets of paint, mixing up 2 part epoxy, applying P38 filler, using as planking on ship's boats, window frames, door frames, kick boards...the list goes on an on.  Best of all...they're free!

Obviously, you'll only be taking them one at a time, not pocketfuls of the things, won't you?

The Stirrer aka Mike
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Re: Coffee stirrers!
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2006, 12:13:56 AM »

The Stirrer aka Mike,
Where I live, we are sort of old fashion.  How do you plank a boat with a spoon?  The other uses I understand.
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Re: Coffee stirrers!
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2006, 09:10:59 AM »

Well that must be a first an American Coffee shop that provides spoons. ;D ;D ;D

I'll have to add your area to my autumn (fall) itinerary.

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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2006, 06:31:38 PM »

Another wee tip on this subject is McDonalds McFlurry Spoons...The Handle of which makes a good mast for tugs or Coasters...etc...
They are square & taper from 1/2 inch to 1/4 inch...You cam push one up inside the other to increase the height of the mast...They are hollow for running nav light wiring up the inside of...The list goes on...

I have used them to make the collapsable  mast on my 1:24 Scale Damen Stan Tug...
I will try to get some better pictures to let you see....

REGARDS...Norry....
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Re: Coffee stirrers!
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2006, 06:55:50 PM »

 :o The stirrers are wooden strips.  - planks -   my wife and friends collect them for making dolls house flooring and furniture..plus useful for paint and glue.
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Re: Coffee stirrers!
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2006, 08:49:04 PM »

Doc

Your always helpful comments often make me smile and this one had me laughing out loud: just trying to picture a boat planked with spoons ;D ;D ;D

Mike (looking red faced and embarrassed in hotel lobby!)
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« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2006, 08:27:40 AM »

Are we talking about the same things that you get in fish and chip shops for the 'posh' people, only they have a vee in the end ??

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Re: Coffee stirrers!
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2006, 11:00:20 AM »

No. The coffee stirrer is about 4-5 inches long and about a quarter inc wide, usually with semi circular ends. The chip device is meant as a fork and has contoured edges making it more difficult to get a useable piece from it.

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Re: Coffee stirrers!
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2006, 01:29:52 PM »

norry  IM sure they have lots of uses , how about some shelve brackets  ( re pic )    ;D ;D ;D
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« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2006, 04:24:44 PM »

No. The coffee stirrer is about 4-5 inches long and about a quarter inc wide, usually with semi circular ends. The chip device is meant as a fork and has contoured edges making it more difficult to get a useable piece from it.

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Doug

Cheers Doug, I was trying to visualise someone planking a boat with fish shaped planks !!! I will have to get out more often and visit a coffee house, trouble is there are so many names for a cup of coffee nowadays I get embarassed 'cos I don't know the difference !

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Re: Coffee stirrers!
« Reply #10 on: August 16, 2006, 11:25:28 AM »


... trouble is there are so many names for a cup of coffee nowadays I get embarassed 'cos I don't know the difference !

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Try

'What part of "an ordinary cup of coffee" don't you understand?'

Should get a reaction .. maybe not what you want though ;D ;D ;D

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« Reply #11 on: August 16, 2006, 11:49:44 AM »

Tell you what, Doug. You try it and tell me how you got on !!  ;D

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« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2006, 02:06:20 AM »

I'm not brave enough to anger the waitress with a hot pot of coffee in her hand...
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« Reply #13 on: August 17, 2006, 10:31:55 AM »

Been there, done it, got the stained T shirt. ;D ;D ;D

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