Cooking Spice Jar

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Project by Nick_R posted 10-02-2013 12:04 AM 1679 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Ok.. So I like to cook. Yes I admit it.. I thought it would be neat to make a spice jar that you can take a pinch or two from and season your food.

The lid pivots on a small pin and seals up nicely. It is maple and walnut with a center indent for your thumb to open the lid….

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#1 posted 10-02-2013 01:15 AM

Great idea Nick ,nice spice jar.

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#2 posted 10-02-2013 01:17 AM

Nice… I like it.

-- Hey I'm Dyslexic! I don't have all day to check and re-check forum post.

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#3 posted 10-02-2013 02:41 AM

That is great. Good thinking!


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#4 posted 10-02-2013 02:41 AM

Looking good. Great idea.

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

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#5 posted 10-02-2013 02:07 PM

Nice. I make the same thing but in 2 and 3 bowls from one piece of wood. Wood is Zebra. Sorry don’t have pictures. Anybody interested I will post.

-- 1tatonkajim

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#6 posted 10-02-2013 03:53 PM

Clever ad useful project – well done.

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

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#7 posted 10-02-2013 04:38 PM

Found my pictures. If I ever get enough made for my “family and friends” I plan on adding to my inventory for sale..

-- 1tatonkajim

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#8 posted 10-02-2013 05:09 PM

Very nice. Love the design.

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

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#9 posted 10-02-2013 05:31 PM

Two in one is a great idea.
I made some salt cellars on a similar design. Two small rare earth magnets (3/16 inch) recessed one in the base and one in lid opposite the hinge help keep the lid closed. Be sure the magnets are magnetically aligned when you install them or they will have the opposite affect of pushing the lid open.
Also brass pins with brass sleeves stand up to use better than wood. Brass rod 3/16” and matching tubing is available at most home repair centers. I put the tubing in the base for the pivot and fix the rod in the lid with super glue.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#10 posted 10-02-2013 05:34 PM

Mine are all wood. dowels and top are glued. Space between top and bottom dowel are free to rotate. Also made a few of these out of Oak. Also made three in one, same principle.

-- 1tatonkajim

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#11 posted 10-02-2013 07:35 PM

Totally cool project!! Very inventive and clever!! And it will be very useful in the kitchen!! I like it!! So… Whatcha cooking??? :)

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#12 posted 10-03-2013 04:28 PM

Cool spice jar! Like the 2 in 1 concept, perfect for salt and pepper. Like the pivoting lid. Great job!

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#13 posted 10-03-2013 04:31 PM

Thx Fishimbo.

The three are for Salt, Pepper and my favorite herb- Italian.

-- 1tatonkajim

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#14 posted 06-16-2015 01:56 AM

There will be one on my stove soon.

-- Mike in SoCal

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