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Project by amagineer posted 09-20-2013 06:38 PM 1828 views 8 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Had some free time between projects, so I made this saltbox today from Bolivian Rosewood and American Elm. I used a 3-3/8 diameter forstner bit to drill out the inside and I cut the shape on the band saw. Himalayan salt included.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#1 posted 09-20-2013 06:42 PM

This is really nice and I like the design very much.

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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#2 posted 09-20-2013 07:32 PM

Nice, simple but elegant in it’s design.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#3 posted 09-20-2013 07:35 PM

Very well done.
Nice selection of woods too.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#4 posted 09-20-2013 07:44 PM

Great project and using two contrasting woods was a great idea.


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#5 posted 09-20-2013 11:55 PM

Beautiful woods for a beautiful salt box.

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#6 posted 09-21-2013 12:27 AM

That is well done. Just begs to be handled and opened! Love that wood too !

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 09-21-2013 02:35 AM

very nice. agree that choice of woods was excellent

-- wiser1934, new york

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#8 posted 09-21-2013 03:33 AM

I like it. What did you use to create the pivot point?

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#9 posted 09-21-2013 03:39 AM

Nicely done and the finish looks great .

-- Kiefer

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#10 posted 09-21-2013 08:59 AM

Top job mate.

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#11 posted 09-21-2013 12:00 PM

Thanks all for the comments.
Randy;I took a 1/2 hardwood dowel and counter bored a 1/2×1” hole and glued it to the base and I made a button top out of the bolivian rosewood and counter bored a 1/2×1/4 deep hole and glued that to the top of the dowel.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#12 posted 09-21-2013 09:54 PM

Very nice!!!!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#13 posted 09-21-2013 11:57 PM

Well executed. I love the combination of the Rosewood and Elm. Gotta love anything that holds salt My Doctor wishes I wasn’t so fond of salt – but I’m getting better :-)

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#14 posted 09-22-2013 04:07 PM

Lovely simple box.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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