Turning a Salt Canister


A fun and useful project, this small canister is designed for holding salt, sugar or other kitchen ingredients.

The piece shown in this Inspiration Series video was made from Cottonwood and finished with beeswax.

For detailed turning instructions, view a companion article, Turning a Salt Canister


  1. I am surprised that you don’t use negative rake scrapers for cleaning up the inside of the box and cleaning up the top and bottom. My preferred tools for that task.

    • A negative rake scraper would have been an excellent option as well. We wanted to show how the use of a wax can help hold the fibers to reduce tear out. Thanks for the tip!