Spice Shaker, design inspired by the Ottoman Empire
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canton
 
Joined Jan 19, '18 

I love sweet smoked paprika. It was popularized by the Ottomans, who “discovered” it in the New World. It goes great on popcorn, eggs, rice… heck, almost anything. Advise as a topping, not as something you cook with as it burns and turns bitter very easily.

Of course, you can use this shaker for any spice, though if it’s a fine spice that should flow slowly (like salt) you might want to reduce the size of the holes.

Speaking of holes, the main hole on the bottom is meant to be plugged by a 1" rubber plug. In this design, I’ve also used an engraving to thin out the area around the hole for a perfect fit for this particular plug from Amazon.

Very easy design to assemble. Use a 3mm wood of your choice. The proof grade Maple plywood worked very nicely, using the “SD Graphic” engraving setting . To make the box a little more comfortable to hold, you might use sandpaper to round the vertical edges like you see I’ve done here.

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Here’s the SVG file with both the cuts and the engraving. TIP: If you’re using proof grade materials, I recommend removing the masking tape from the top side prior to cutting. Otherwise, it’s a total pain to debone the engraving. Just use some windex or rubbing alcohol to rub off the smoke stains.


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