Spice Box

  • Advertise with us
Project by Jeff posted 06-17-2010 03:00 PM 2224 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first (and only thus far) attempt at finger joints. We buy our spices in bulk and there was an ever growing pile of bags lying around. I sensed an opportunity for a project! Constructed of Cherry with handles from Lee Valley. There is a single divider inside. I think I only finished the outside with tung oil but can’t remember the specifics. Overall I was pretty happy with how this turned out, although my wife thinks it looks too much like a cremation urn. A few years has passed since it was made and the spices have imbued the cherry with a permanent “spice shop” smell that I find pleasing.

Coincidentally, had my first real kickback when cutting the lid. It wrecked that lid, went through my wife’s bicycle spokes and put a good dent in the door trim behind me. Thankfully I was standing off to the side as one should, so it went under my arm on my right side.

-- Jeff

9 comments so far

View levan's profile


472 posts in 4470 days

#1 posted 06-17-2010 04:02 PM

nice box Jeff. Looks like a good job on the finger joints. You learned a valuable lesson about safety also. glad no one was hurt.

-- "If you think you can do a thing or think you can't do a thing, you're right". Henry Ford

View Monty Queen's profile

Monty Queen

1600 posts in 4742 days

#2 posted 06-17-2010 04:41 PM

Awesome looking box, great craftsmanship. Superb work

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

View PurpLev's profile


8654 posts in 5139 days

#3 posted 06-17-2010 04:47 PM

beautiful box Jeff!

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

View a1Jim's profile


118333 posts in 5067 days

#4 posted 06-17-2010 06:29 PM

Nice design well done Jeff


View littlecope's profile


3156 posts in 4992 days

#5 posted 06-17-2010 08:52 PM

Picture Perfect, Jeff!! Good Man!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

View Dusty56's profile


11868 posts in 5178 days

#6 posted 06-17-2010 11:13 PM

Excellent box… you have a close-up picture of the handle end ?

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

View Beginningwoodworker's profile


13345 posts in 5163 days

#7 posted 06-18-2010 12:35 AM

Nice box, Jeff.

View Stevinmarin's profile


838 posts in 4566 days

#8 posted 06-18-2010 03:39 AM

Those joints look great! Nice job.

-- Entertainment for mere mortal woodworkers.

View donjoe's profile


1360 posts in 4521 days

#9 posted 06-18-2010 04:56 AM

Good looking box. I really like the top. Glad the kickback did’nt hurt you.

-- Donnie-- listen to the wood.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics