Sea Salt Keeper

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-14-2013 12:37 AM 2651 views 11 times favorited 36 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 12-14-2013 12:40 AM

Great looking salt keeper—beautiful turning out of striking wood! Another winner.

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

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#2 posted 12-14-2013 01:07 AM


Sure beats a plastic jar that we use! LOL

I like the way you have the sliding lid and the magnet to keep closed…

If I ever get a lathe, I’ll have to remember to make one of these…

Very NICE!

Good job!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#3 posted 12-14-2013 01:36 AM

Excellent Jim.. I like it and really love that little spoon that goes with it. What a compliment it made.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

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#4 posted 12-14-2013 02:07 AM

Jim that is a really nice salt box. Well done.

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

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#5 posted 12-14-2013 02:16 AM

Looks great and I agree the closing mechanism is cool. It’s a shame when you use up the last piece of some stunning wood.

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

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#6 posted 12-14-2013 02:38 AM

Jim, I had never heard of a sea salt box either but you sure turned a beautiful one.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#7 posted 12-14-2013 02:51 AM

Man, that shimmers beautifully Jim !
Great way to use up the rest of that curly maple.
Nice job !

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#8 posted 12-14-2013 03:00 AM

This is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#9 posted 12-14-2013 03:06 AM

Great little project. Now I have something else to make when i run out of project ideas.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#10 posted 12-14-2013 04:17 AM

That looks soooooo pretty and pristine ,you could not have picked a better wood for this .
Love the spoon ,that should double the price !

-- Kiefer

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#11 posted 12-14-2013 04:26 AM

Nice job Jim.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#12 posted 12-14-2013 04:40 AM

Thats a really cool project Jim… If she doesnt call, I am thinking you willbe able to find someone who will take it off your hands….lol

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#13 posted 12-14-2013 05:12 AM

w. Churchill once said – ’’Great things are simple’‘

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#14 posted 12-14-2013 05:36 AM

Nice job. Good luck on the sale ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#15 posted 12-14-2013 05:40 AM

Great looking box, I never heard of a sea salt container either.

-- "The Cedar King"

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