Jars & Canisters

In the past I had been putting these jewels in the Boxes section.  I decided as that since I will be expanding the jar and canister pieces that they should have their own page.  So here we go.  The biggest difference between a box and a jar or canister is the size and capacity.  So most likely some of the pieces in the boxes section are probably going to get their name slightly changed and added to this section.  Enjoy!!!


Walnut/Red Oak Jar


I have to admit that I like turning jars of all shapes and sizes.  They simply are fun to turn.  And, at times rather challenging.  When turning one with different kinds of wood, it can be even more of a challenge because different woods behave different ways.  But I think this one primarily out of black walnut with some segments of red oak make a wonderful looking jar.  The outside diameter is 3 ¾” with the inner diameter is 2 ½”.  The total height is 6 ½” and the vessel height is 5”.  The vessel depth is 4” and the volume measures 1 ½ cups.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil.  Then the wood was buffed with a tripoli wood buffing compound.  The finishing was done with several coats shellac applied with a 100% cotton sock while spinning at high speeds.  Using these materials and methods gives this jar a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  7Nov21  BXSG7  $48.50  Qualifies for free shipping within the United States.


Magnolia Wood Jar


Magnolia Wood Jar

Here’s a jar shape I don’t turn very often, and I have no idea as to why.  More I look at it, the more I think I will do more of them.  I call them pancake jars as they are rather flat in shape.  This particular jar is turned out of good looking magnolia wood.  The natural grain patterns and colors make it very attractive.  With this jar the wood was first sealed with food grade walnut oil.  Then the wood was sanded again with a super fine grit paper and then sealed and buffed again.  The finishing was done with orange oil wax which was buffed at high speeds with another coat applied afterwards and buffed again.  This gave a more satin sheen to the jar.  Also using these natural materials gives the jar a nice natural finish renewable when needed with olive oil.  The diameter is 5 ¾” and 2 ¾” total height.  The vessel height is 1 ½” and the depth is 1”.  The volume measured at 1 ½ cups.  7Aug21  BXMG1  $40.00  Qualifies for free shipping within the United States.


Wondrous Pecan Wood Jar


This luxurious pecan wood jar is really special in it’s own right.  Take a look at the beautiful wood and the grain patterns in it.  You can add some spalting and you have something quite lovely.  Hide your special treats in it whether they be nuts or candies and other goodies.  With the lid on it hold just over 4 cups.  That is a lot of tasty items, my friends.  Of course seeing the wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil you may use it for anything.  You may also be rest assured that the finishing was done with shellac.  Using these subtances gives the jar a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  The outside diameter is 8 3/4" with an inside lip diameter of 4 1/4".  The total height is 5 1/2" and the vessel height is 3 3/4".  The vessel depth is 3".  The jar has a unique base with a rim on the outer edge.  The knob on the handle is comfortable to grab yet sturdy.  14Jan20 BXP106 $60.00 $8.00 S&H Price listed for shipping is for within Continental United States.  Other areas contact me with zip code for shipping costs.


Artistic Winged Pecan Wood Bowl and Jar


I wasn’t sure just how to classify this piece. Is it a bowl or a jar or what. So, hey! Just call it both. No need to make up a new name for this. Turned from beautiful pecan wood, this is one that will stand out anywhere. The natural colors and grain pattern really makes it stand out. Another thing that makes it really great is it is burl wood. There is the beginnings of a knot hole on one side that has some interesting looking spider web cracking on it that will never cause any problems. The contrast colors of the lid really make this interesting looking. Use it for nuts or candies or anything else you want. The length is 9 1/4” and the width 5 3/4”. The total height is 5 3/4” and the vessel depth of the jar is 2 3/4”. The volume of the jar part is 3/4 cup. The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then the finishing was done with a walnut oil and shellac mixture. Using this combination gives the piece a nice hard long lasting natural finish. 12Dec19 $48.50 Free standard shipping within Continental United States. All other locations contact me with zip code for shipping costs.


The Ultimate Candy Jar


This is without a doubt what I would consider the ultimate in candy jars.  After all it was turned from beautiful pecan wood.  You just ain’t gonna get much better than that.  There were some cracks that did not go all the way through so I filled some with natural dust and clear glue and others with coffee grounds and even some powered copper.  All these combined with the natural colors of the wood make this something to behold.  Just picture this sitting on your table or desk full of your favorite treats.  It will hold 2 ½ cups of them so go ahead and tease the other folks around you with it.  The diameter is 9” and the inside diameter is 4”.  The total height is 4” and the vessel depth is 2 ½”.  The wood was first sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with straight shellac with some of it rubbed in by hand and then buffed.  This combination gives the jar a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  21Mar17  BXP77  $35.00 and $15.00 S&H