Monthly Book Giveaway - January 2023

salt cellar

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swmbo wanted a new salt cellar so whats a wood worker to do but make one.this is my first attempt at turning a lidded jar.made some mistakes but in the end im happy and more important the wife is.turned from a block of claro walnut i got from cook woods in oregon.the top knob is turned from a piece of stabilized birch from my good friend and fellow craftisian davep.bottom pad is a piece of shelf liner for tool boxes.finished with 3 coats of GF salad bowl finish.size-4-1/2" round x 4" h.



working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

21 Comments

Really nice, pottz!

All of these turning projects being posted makes me wish I had a lathe. 
hey tell santa you need one ? once you try turning you'll get addicted and that means spending a lot more money.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Definitely worth the salt...
I don't even know what that means,  but it's a nice cellar.

Figuring out how to do something you have never done is what makes a good challenge.

Very nice Pottzy....

Mike

thanks guys.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Nicely done Pottz. one of those have been on my list.

Main Street to the Mountains

Spiffy, Pottz! Glad you found a use for some of that birch, too.
thanks guys. yeah dave those small chunks are always good for something.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Looks really good and the perfect idea for our club's Christmas trade around.
Ron Stewart, look for a local turning club and attend a few meeting. You will be surprised at how often old guys like me sell off our lathes. I just downsized this month. 
Thanks for the idea, Stroland. The problem I have is there's no more space in the garage. I'll just have to keep admiring the turning projects from afar.
 Looks really good and the perfect idea for our club's Christmas trade around. 
thanks stroland hope to see you posting more here. as you can see things are a little more lively theses days.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Ron Stewart 
Look for Patrick Stewart's disappearing lathe plans on U Tube, watch his vid on how to make it and it uses the hand drill you most likely already have. When you are done using it, put it on a shelf (disappearing it).
Stroland: I just watched that video (by Patrick Sullivan, if anyone else is interested), and that’s an interesting idea. I don’t guess I’d be turning bowls with it, but it’d be good for small items. In one of the forums, Duchy made me laugh when he told someone to turn a drill press picture sideways and tell Little Black Duck it was a lathe. But this guy did if for real!

Sorry about hijacking you project’s comment section, pottz.
ron not a problem, i cant even count how many ive taken over-lol.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Looks great Pottz! I’ve got a chunk I’ve been looking to do something with, maybe I’ll may SWMBO one as a stocking stuffer…

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

yeah she'd probably love it.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Good turning. Great job. Mike