Colonial salt box

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Project by BoxBuilder posted 02-14-2016 07:57 PM 777 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A reproduction of a salt box that would have been hung from a nail or peg near the fireplace where the cooking would have been done. Pine finished with milk paint. It will probably wind up at the local Historic Society which is housed in a building dating to about 1730.

-- Richard, Pennsylvania

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#1 posted 02-21-2016 11:51 AM

Nice job, I didnt know such a thing existed.

-- Mat

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#2 posted 02-21-2016 04:50 PM

I found the information about it in a book on handmade colonial household items. There were 3 different hinge types. This one uses wood pegs. Another used a string hinge and still another used snipe hinges. These were made using split pins also known as cotter pins. I plan to make all 3 types.

-- Richard, Pennsylvania

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