|Project by Jim Jakosh||posted 12-14-2013 12:37 AM||1777 views||11 times favorited||36 comments|
At my last craft sale, a woman asked me if I make Sea Salt Keepers. I had never heard of one but I told her I’d look into it. I found many of them and made this one from my last scraps of the curly maple board I bought this summer. The spoon is from a cut off piece in the scrap barrel. There is no more!!
It is 3 3/8” diameter and 2 1/2” high. It holds 3.7 ounces- just short of a half cup..
There is a 10 mm magnet in the bottom and a steel plug in the top to keep it shut. I added a picture of the pivot I used. I don’t know how the mass produced ones are made. Mine has a brass pin with a 10-24 thread in the bottom with a screw locktited into it. I made a curly maple plug to cover the access hole.
The spoon was an after thought and I wanted it to fit inside so it is pretty short.
The interior and the spoon are finished with Behandla salad bowl finish. The exterior is finished with semi gloss lacquer.
Now I hope she calls to buy it!!
-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!