Spice rack

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Project by Mark Edmondson posted 02-02-2010 03:15 AM 2608 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A spice rack made from some old walnut I had lying around. I cut the trim pieces with a scroll saw and finished them off with a carving knife.

I did not go out of my way to sand this. I liked the rough look of it. It’s finished with one of my all time favorite preservatives—used motor oil. And since it sits over a hot and steamy stove, any hardcore sealer would have been catastrophic to the wood.


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#1 posted 02-02-2010 03:25 AM

Kind of that black forest look ,Well done

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#2 posted 02-02-2010 07:03 AM

another great use of motor oil

-- of all the things Ive lost in life i miss my mind the most

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#3 posted 02-07-2010 05:11 AM

I would think that used motor oil would be quite toxic around food. even not in direct contact, if it transfers to the hands . . . .

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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#4 posted 06-23-2012 02:38 AM

I like the feel of this piece. Very cool!

-- There are countless woodworking plans but have you checked out God's plan? Jeremiah 29:11

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#5 posted 05-30-2013 12:05 PM

Really neat! I love the simplicity, yet its got a detail that takes it over the top.

-- "Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind"

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#6 posted 05-30-2013 04:05 PM

It’s an eye catcher. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 05-30-2013 04:33 PM

Thanks, folks. A couple of years after I made this spice rack, I married the girl who asked me to make it for her. Woodworking for the win!

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