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Forum topic by Betsy posted 06-12-2017 05:02 AM 549 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Betsy

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06-12-2017 05:02 AM

Topic tags/keywords: honey jar honey pot honey dipper

So I’m close to full recovery from surgery (longest 8 weeks of my life), but not quite ready to be back full time woodworking or doing any of the big stuff I like to do.

Long and short I’ve decided I need to work on some scroll saw projects and small turning projects to give myself some sawdust time, if only a little bit. I’m not great shakes at either skill – but I’m a good learner.

The reason for this post is the way I like to research on the net for different things. My first step in researching these things is I like to find articles or how to pages to give me a “paper” to read. I do this before heading to YouTube for some visual learning. This tactic usually works for me.

So tonight I started with my “paper” search so I put in “how to make a honey pot” – I used that because that’s what we called it at home way back when I was a kid. Now it seems that “honeypot” has more to do with electronics (not to mention the rather bizarre adaption to human anatomy) rather than the beautiful, tasty honey that you can eat.

So first search was of little help. I next tried “how to make a honey jar.” While I got a couple of hits for honey jars, most of them had to do with witches and spells and odd things that have nothing to do with a wooden vessel to put the real sticky stuff we call honey into.

Striking out – I go to Youtube and use the same entries and get basically the same things.

So one and all, am I just not calling this item I want to make the correct thing, or is maybe my search engine is no good, or do people not make their own jars to go with their honey dippers?

I merely want to make a bowl, pot, jar, a vessel that’s a small bowl with a lid to put a honey dipper through. I know most any bowl would do I just need to make a lid to go with it. But you would think you could find a project out there from start to finish. I mean really, you can learn to make a love potion on YouTube why not a true honey pot. I’m sure I’m missing something.

So am I looking for something that is just not out there and I need to wing it or are my search terms wrong?

Any help would be appreciated.

Betsy

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine


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Lefley

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#1 posted 06-12-2017 05:16 AM

Google make wood turned honey pot

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#2 posted 06-12-2017 12:35 PM

Design your own by what is needed- you already described it in words. A small pot ( big enough for the dipper and some honey) with a lid and then a slot in the lid so the honey dipper can stick through it. Then you just define it as a honey pot as a project. Someone may copy yours!!

Betsy, I think that is a great idea. A lot of people just make the honey dippers but you will make it useful with its own pot to complete the picture.
Here is one for starters:
https://www.surlatable.com/product/PRO-2918365/?affsrcid=AFF0005&utm_term=66006679086_product_type_custom_label_3&product_id=2918365&adpos=1o2&creative=45091875941&device=c&matchtype=&network=g&gclid=CjwKEAjw9_jJBRCXycSarr3csWcSJABthk074y_HuV7UE1UmTrx7OlLYBV8jSKQhYp6hW-7KXnmDahoCraDw_wcB

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Betsy

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#3 posted 06-12-2017 01:27 PM

Both good points. Jim your link actually told me where I went wrong in my search words. I should have put “bee” in front of honey pot. So simple! That brings up tons and tons of images, etc.

Thanks for your help guys. I appreciate it.

Betsy

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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GR8HUNTER

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#4 posted 06-12-2017 02:07 PM

ask pooh bear …..LMAO….. SORRY couldn’t resist :<))

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#5 posted 06-12-2017 02:50 PM

Here’s a link to a fellow that make something sort of what you want, although he uses a mason jar for the bottom. He incorporates the dipper into the lid of his honey dipper. You could turn the “jar” portion from a closed cell wood (don’t use read oak).

I’ve made some dipper over the years

This one is walnut and maple

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 06-12-2017 03:14 PM

Lew just beat me to it. I was going to point out you need a dipper.

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#7 posted 06-12-2017 03:24 PM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qSRtlheZrE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YEare6e-pk&t=40s

YouTube has several nice ones on pots, and dippers.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#8 posted 06-12-2017 11:39 PM

Sorry, Betsy, forgot to add the link!

https://youtu.be/1YEare6e-pk

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#9 posted 06-13-2017 12:12 AM

Thanks to all. I enjoyed those videos! I’m hoping to get some shop time this weekend and will report back on my successes (I hope!).

Thanks again.
Betsy

-- "Our past judges our present." JFK - 1962; American Heritage Magazine

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