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Project by Ebro posted 11-01-2015 02:39 PM 814 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This salt cellar is my take on Marc Spagnuolo’s double decker design. I’ve been wanting something to store salt that also looked good. I didn’t want both compartments so I modified the design to a single layer. This is made of Walnut and while I wasn’t sure at first, I really like the contrast of the sapwood. It’s 5×3.5×2.5” tall. I drilled the salt compartment with a 2 3/8” Forster bit. It worked fine but next time I’ll definitely finish the bottom with a plunge router and a bowl bit so I don’t end up with a sharp edge where the side and bottom meet. I finished it with lacquer and wax. Thanks for looking.





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WoodNSawdust

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#1 posted 11-01-2015 02:56 PM

Nice project. I am not familiar with the concept of a salt cellar is it a replacement for the salt shaker?

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 11-01-2015 04:30 PM

Nice salt cellar. I like the way you kept the grain of the wood aligned for the top!

Nice work, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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LesB

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#3 posted 11-01-2015 05:18 PM

Nice piece.

One suggestion. I turned some on a lathe a while back and I inlaid a rare earth magnet on the end opposite the hinge to hold the lid in the closed position.

Nice project. I am not familiar with the concept of a salt cellar is it a replacement for the salt shaker?

- WoodNSawdust

If you ever watched a cooking show you will notice the cooks often get their salt from a small open top container and use their fingers or a spoon to scoop the salt spread it. Salt Cellars with lids replace that open container.

-- Les B, Oregon

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Ebro

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#4 posted 11-01-2015 06:56 PM

Thank you all.

Les, I did think about that but tightening the bolt seems to do a good job of keeping the lid closed.

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John Stegall

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#5 posted 11-02-2015 02:57 PM

Nice project. I am not familiar with the concept of a salt cellar is it a replacement for the salt shaker?

- WoodNSawdust

You can buy the salt as “sea salt”. Besides cooking, some people use it as table salt. It is coarser.

Good job Ebro.

-- jstegall

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parkprimus

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#6 posted 11-03-2015 03:29 PM

Looks cool! I need to make me a few cellars. Would make good Christmas gifts.
Thanks for sharing.

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