Spice Caddy

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Project by John Olsen posted 12-21-2016 03:11 PM 2153 views 2 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch

I have a foodie friend and drew his name for a gift exchange this Christmas. My wife drew his wife’s name. I had a walnut log handy, so I sliced it up. My spare boards are shown sitting under the caddy. It had this cool knot that was loose in several of the boards, so I popped it out and used that for the handle.

My wife picked up the spice jars on Amazon, and we filled some of them with peppers, peppercorns, and mint, some of which we grew and dried ourselves for a nice personal touch.

The board in the base had one of those big knots in it, so I filled the gap with epoxy. Rather than mixing it with sawdust, I left it clear. I went simple on the box joints and cut them on the bandsaw, but left them exposed and rounded rather than sanding them flush for a decorative touch.

I did most of the grooves for the base with the table saw, but since some were not through-cuts I finished the ends by hand with chisels.

A few coats of water based semi-gloss poly and it was ready to go.

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#1 posted 12-21-2016 11:57 PM

That is a real neat caddy!!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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