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Has anyone made a Indian Masala Dabba box? As I understand it there are 7 spice pots needed. I can’t really find anything on how to make these. Any suggestions are greatly welcomed. Thank you.

-- Russ


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#1 posted 1366 days ago

Would make a square one, with the individual pots being smaller squares, with one empty one for the small spoons. I guess you could make a bentwood one, patterned after those shaker steamed wood circular boxes, and make the pots in much the same way. It would be an interesting project to attempt thats for sure.

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#2 posted 1366 days ago

Mark thank you for your suggestion. I might research the idea of a square one. The only idea I had was doing the pots with a router.

-- Russ

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#3 posted 1366 days ago

I guess you could turn them on a lathe as well?

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#4 posted 1366 days ago

The lathe is for sure out as I don’t have one.

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#5 posted 1365 days ago

Do you have a bandsaw? You could maybe drill the centers out with a forstner bit and then cut circular pots out on the bandsaw….or maybe this is an excuse to buy a lathe LOL!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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#6 posted 1365 days ago

Mark:

I do have a bandsaw and that would be another good option. Though I do like the lathe purchase option. Depends on what the wife wants.

-- Russ

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