Salt Cellar - bubinga

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Project by PhillipsTed posted 09-27-2015 11:14 PM 2351 views 8 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I saw this design on TWW and decided to try it. We really like using sea salt flakes at the table, and taking a pinch out of a salt cellar makes a lot more sense than a salt grinder.

I cut a solid bubinga bowl blank on the bandsaw with the table tilted at an angle. Then after slicing the lid off, I hollowed the cellar out with a forstner bit and a bottom-finishing bit in my router. The lid is held on with a Euro bolt and a threaded insert. The whole cellar was finished with Watco Danish Oil, with a coat of Ren Wax on the outside.

BTW, these pictures were taken after almost a year’s worth of daily use (and sometimes abuse).


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#1 posted 09-27-2015 11:36 PM

I’ve been thinking about making these as Christmas gifts. Nice job!

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#2 posted 09-28-2015 10:03 PM

What is TWW?

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#3 posted 09-28-2015 10:05 PM

Ted, thanks for posting this. I have a SIL that will love one of these. :)

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#4 posted 09-29-2015 02:39 AM

TWW is “The Wood Whisperer” – a really cool woodworking site run by Marc Spagnuolo.

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