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Project by jat posted 1118 days ago 1261 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Got the idea for this saltbox from an earlier post by another lj. Used bocote for the box and wenge for the bottom, top and interior slats. The knob is made of burl. After I finished, I realized that I should make a revision to the next one so you can change out the salts more easily. Now, you’d have to turn the box over and empty it but if you only wanted to replace one kind, the others would fall into the mix. I think for the next one, each section of the bottom should slide out or maybe I should just cut holes and insert rubber stoppers like a piggy bank. Any better ideas would certainly be welcome.





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woodzy

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#1 posted 1118 days ago

Nice. I like the idea a lot. I think adding in sliders or a “piggy bank” stopper like you’ve suggested would be a good practical addition to the box. Still saying that, this must look great on the kitchen counter or in a spice cupboard.

It’s the kind of box that wants you to pick it up and open the lid to see whats inside.

-- Anthony

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BobTheFish

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#2 posted 1118 days ago

It’s gorgeous. I also like the idea of multiple boxes, though I think rather than specific salts, I’d probably try different blends of salt & spices.

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CharlieM1958

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#3 posted 1118 days ago

Nice construction.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Jonathan

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#4 posted 1118 days ago

Great looking build here. Very attractive.

In regards to the individual salt sections, I like the idea of the individual inserts that you can lift out and just change one salt, but I understand if you don’t want to do that. The stopper idea is an excellent one, as long as you can get a good fit between the stopper and wood. Although the idea of the sliding bottom panels sounds like a good one, I’m thinking it’s going to be a pain, as salt will tend to collect in the grooves, and either make it hard to close, as well as not creating a tight enough seal along the bottom, thus allowing salt to leak out.

So, I’d either go with something similar to the stopper idea, like maybe a wooden screw in the bottom, or go with the individual boxes that lift out.

Nice job wrapping the grain around the corners, by the way!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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JoshIndy

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#5 posted 1118 days ago

nice looking box.
As far as changing our individual salts, one option would be to have individual lids or each kind of salt. This would allow you to only have open the bay you want yo refill/empty.

-- People are like tea bags. You find out how strong they are when you put them in hot water. -Eleanor Roosevelt

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WoodenFrog

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#6 posted 1117 days ago

I’ll Just say NIIIIIIICE! I like the stopper idea too…. GREAT WORK!!!!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio..... http://www.etsy.com/shop/WoodenfrogWoodenProd

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UncleStumpy

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#7 posted 566 days ago

Just make small individual boxes and you can keep the same look. Very pretty.

-- "They don't want it perfect - they want it SPECIAL"

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a1Jim

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#8 posted 566 days ago

this is very cool simple lines with fantastic wood

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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