Kosher salt holder out of maple burl

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Blog entry by dspahn posted 11-24-2011 06:12 AM 3245 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first “real” wood turning project. My scroll chuck just arrived today, and this is what I’ve done so far. Eventually, the bowl will be parted off and a lid will be made from the remaining wood. Finish is mineral oil. It’s about 3” OD and will be about 2” tall (without lid).

A few side views:

I will probably have to let this sit for a while until my cole jaws show up. Guess I’ll have to go back to practicing on 2×4’s. ;)

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 11-24-2011 02:25 PM

Wow…the mineral oil makes the grain pop.

-- Vince

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#2 posted 11-24-2011 05:25 PM

Yeah. The difference between the wood with and without the oil is astounding. I’m beyond pleased with the way this looks. Tickled, actually. :) Hopefully I don’t screw it up in the coming phases…. lol.

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#3 posted 11-24-2011 06:35 PM

very nice cant wait to see it finished with a lid

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#4 posted 11-24-2011 06:41 PM

Great job!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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