Turned Spice Box with screw top

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Project by DanEGood posted 02-04-2011 06:48 AM 1888 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The spice box of cloves was empty and was in the recycle bin when I got the idea of turning a box and inserting the plastic box inside. The plastic box is 1 3/4” on diameter, so now this wooden box has a screw on top.
The box is 2 3/16” o.d. a 1 3/4 fornster bit mad a perfect hole for the plastic insert. I drilled a hole in the bottom of the box to let the air out, it was a very tight fit. It ended up right at 3” high. I pulled it out once but had to use a plyers. The top was epoxied in.

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#1 posted 02-04-2011 06:54 AM

That’s awesome you can keep the good spices in that one!

-- Chris - Baltimore, MD

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#2 posted 02-04-2011 08:50 AM

I forgot to wash it out, so it has a strong Clove smell. The next one will smell like Nutmeg, I guess.

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#3 posted 02-04-2011 06:23 PM

Great Idea, I hate the way our spice rack looks now.

Have to figure a way to mark the contents though, I would be able to mark the shelves and put things back but the LOML would not be able to work that way.

Type A’s should only marry type C’s it broadens both their horizons.

-- Trying to find an answer to my son’s question: “…and forming organic cellulose by spinning it on its axis is interesting, why?”

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#4 posted 02-04-2011 07:04 PM

I’m going to do some more of these as the plastic containers become available. I see some taller ones in the future.

I was thinking of brass strips with the name of the spice stamped on them. Or just paint the name on the box.

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#5 posted 02-04-2011 09:44 PM

hi cool idea love it must try one of those if you don’t mind


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#6 posted 02-04-2011 10:47 PM

I don’t mind at all, Branch. I’d love to see your rendition. It’ll probably be a segmented box. Love your bowls.

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