Salt Urn?

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Project by Aristocraft posted 12-05-2013 01:41 AM 1425 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is something I was told ‘All great cooks have’ – My response, not recommend, ‘Wow, if I knew any great cooks…” Yea, management did not find it as funny as I did! Anyway, it is a salt holder, urn or whatever it’s called. It holds Kosher salt, so the cook can add a pinch here or there. I apologize but I have forgotten what type of wood it is – I think it’s Black Walnut but I’m sure someone will correct me if I’m wrong. I turned it then separated the top, hollowed it out and placed two magnets to hold it close and the top swivels on a pin. It is finished in Walnut oil and buffed. I have had several of her friends order some… Hope everyone enjoys!!

-- --- Never a failure - Always a lesson

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#1 posted 12-05-2013 02:36 AM

Good looking piece. I’m not sure what I think about the bark being left on something used in the kitchen, but that’s just me. Other than that, I really like it.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 12-05-2013 03:47 AM

Opps, no bark on the bowl – the bowl is sitting on a log for the picture! Sorry should have shot a better picture.

-- --- Never a failure - Always a lesson

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#3 posted 12-05-2013 05:04 PM

I’m fortunate to know several great cooks and have made similar “Salt cellars.”
The demand has exceeded my enthusiasm for making multiple copies. I have made at least a dozen.
A good addition is a spoon held in the grooved top knob. There is one posted in my projects.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#4 posted 12-05-2013 06:47 PM

LesB thank you for correct the name, now I know what it’s called…Ha I really like the spoon idea of yours. I can see where that would come in handy. I am also surprised at how many her friends have ordered – not sure I wanted to get into making a bunch, like you said – getting the magnets and pins to line up – isn’t hard just very tedious because if your off a little, it really shows!

-- --- Never a failure - Always a lesson

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#5 posted 12-05-2013 09:59 PM

That wood has so much character. You got awesome skills!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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#6 posted 12-06-2013 01:46 AM

Way Cool.I like that magnet idea.Pretty wood too…

-- Dennis Stallings; I am what I am,And that's all what I am...

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#7 posted 12-12-2013 01:30 AM

Thanks for the comments. It was fun making, just getting everything to line up was a challenge, but then the fun part is always the challenging part!

-- --- Never a failure - Always a lesson

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