Garlic Cellar

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Project by John posted 05-11-2017 09:36 PM 1332 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter was looking for a Garlic Cellar so I gave it a try. It is made of Plum, 5” tall and 4” wide, with an interior space roughly 3.5” by 3”. I’ll be waiting to hear if it is big enough and there is enough ventilation. There are six 5/16ths holes in each row. I finished it with mineral oil so it would be easy to refinish later.

For the holes I used the index guide and my drill press clamped on the lathe ways. Worked like a charm!

The last picture is of 3 small Plum bowls.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#1 posted 05-11-2017 09:59 PM

Very nice pieces, Beautiful wood, too!!

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

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#2 posted 05-11-2017 10:55 PM

Jm covrered it well.

Great job.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 05-12-2017 01:11 AM

I heard of these before but never saw one. Nice work. The bowls have beautiful grain to them.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 05-12-2017 05:31 AM

That Plum sure looks nice! I just had a Delivery of Garlic from Tony!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#5 posted 05-12-2017 12:28 PM

Love the look of the plum! Do you have to do anything to the pith to keep it from developing radial cracks? I just started turning and haven’t tried any pieces in this orientation.

-- Sam --- Tulsa, OK

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#6 posted 05-12-2017 12:46 PM

I love this piece. There is much about it that catches my eye. In some ways it’s a simple piece yet in other ways it’s very elegant.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 05-12-2017 02:03 PM

That looks really nice. Love the wood too. I’ll have to try my hand at turning one of these. I just leave garlic in an open bowl, but this is much nicer, and I’m sure, better way of storing garlic.

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#8 posted 05-12-2017 02:44 PM

Thanks for the kind words LJs!

Sam, I roughed this out last year, didn’t do anything to it, and the pith worked out okay. I have had some pieces split too bad to save.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#9 posted 05-13-2017 12:08 AM

Nice work John, I’m sure your girl, will be happy with it, bet that plum doesn’t smell like plum for long :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#10 posted 05-13-2017 12:13 AM

Nicely done! Love the shape of this little beauty!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#11 posted 05-16-2017 12:52 PM

Been busy lately and late keeping up with lumberjocks,Even have a project ready to post and several on the way, gifts when I go to ontario at end of month. A million other things to do here this time of the month and the weather has been lousy. Thats a pretty neat project, never heard of a garlic cellar.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#12 posted 06-06-2017 09:27 PM

I’ve got to find more time for turning. I have a fair amount of fruit woods that have been drying for a couple of years and seeing these has given me the urge to turn something from the stack :) Thanks for sharing these John and I’m sure your daughter will love that Garlic Cellar :)

-- Wood Yogi - Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success. - Swami Sivananda

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#13 posted 06-06-2017 09:31 PM

Very nice. Something to consider for my kitchen.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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