Jar Lids

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Project by muniart posted 07-07-2009 12:49 AM 2237 views 19 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I owe this project to a fellow woodturner who gave a talk at our club on putting lids on jars..Thanks Jim

What you do is go to the local thrift shops and buy for under $5 (thats what I paid). Again I used scrap pieces that we all have saved for just such projects. Of course they do not have to be as elaborate as these. They can be simple shapes. I put the shavings I made and added them to the jars (this is optional,depending on what the spouse has to say) These are a great gift giver. You could fill the jar with whatever: cash, candy, marbles, your teeth. From the left: Coco-Bolo and satinwood, Angico and Satinwood, Lignum-vitae, Mulberry, and Purpleheart.

-- A world without wood is chaos

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#1 posted 07-07-2009 01:05 AM

These are gorgeous!!

I would live to see you blog the process of making the scallops!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#2 posted 07-07-2009 01:25 AM

Nice idea. Is the texturing done on a rose engine?

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#3 posted 07-07-2009 01:28 AM

What a fantastic idea ! A perfect use for scraps and WOW, did you do it up right!
Love the design and wood shoices.

What finish did you use? Do you bother with any kind of a seal? I also would like to see
a blog on your process on the scallops…...................

Thanks for sharing, a favorite !

-- Gene, Majestic Eagle Woodworks,,

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#4 posted 07-07-2009 02:19 AM

great job very neat idea well done

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#5 posted 07-07-2009 02:32 AM

very nice, i too would love to see how you do it.

-- Joe, Ga

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#6 posted 07-07-2009 02:37 AM

Awesome. I see you are saving all the good stuff for LumberJocks ;) You should definitely bring them for the Show and Tell table at this weeks meeting.

-- Joe Brinkman, California -

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#7 posted 07-07-2009 03:23 AM

very well done … hope you enjoyed your time making these jewels

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#8 posted 07-07-2009 03:23 AM

cool, they look great

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#9 posted 07-07-2009 03:49 AM

Very eye-catching.

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#10 posted 07-07-2009 12:22 PM

great idea – beautiful (I really like the wood shavings idea)

and that one that has a bit going down into the jar – oh yah!! Definitely my favourite. Very cool

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#11 posted 08-11-2009 07:55 PM

You are Very Talented!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing

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#12 posted 11-05-2009 04:18 AM

I like this idea and the pieces. Thanks for sharing these with us. I’m going to favorite these and try it some day.

-- You always have tomorrow to stop procrastinating.

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