Cookie Jar

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Project by grace123 posted 12-18-2017 10:12 PM 669 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Christmas time and thoughts of home made cookies and other goodies come to mind. I don’t have a lathe, but I really like segmented turning vessels as well as items made with “bowl from a board” technique. I tried to come up with the best of both worlds.

I made segments in typical fashion for a segmented turning. Then I used my band saw to cut the proper angle-bevel for the outside ring and then switched to a scroll saw to cut the inside ring. I tried to match each ring carefully as I cut in order minimize the amount of sanding needed.

The main portion of the cookie jar as well as lid is made from cherry. The feature ring is made from maple and aromatic cedar. The aromatic cedar has a lovely red color and I hope it will stay red longer than padauk, purple heart or bloodwood . I love the smell of cedar, but it might not be great for cookies, so I applied shellac to the inside and outside of the cookie jar and there is no odor. After shellac, I applied a urethane finish to the outside. Shellac is food safe and so I applied several layers of shellac only to the inside.

The cookie jar is 8 inches in diameter and 7 inches high, or 20 cm in diameter by 17.5 cm high.

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#1 posted 12-19-2017 05:06 AM

Awesome cookie jar. well done.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 12-19-2017 07:48 AM

Segment turning with such small pieces is realy impressive.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#3 posted 12-19-2017 09:52 PM

You did a wonderful job on this cookie jar. The wood and pattern is fantastic.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#4 posted 12-19-2017 10:09 PM

Love it! What a fantastic job on a great jar. Man I wish I knew how to turn.

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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