This is a fun apple shaped container made out of Lignum Vitae (Guiacum officinale) with Koa (Acacia koa) stem. Genuine Lignum Vitae is quite famous for being "the densest wood in the world". The wood is also believed to have medicinal properties in its resins and chips; "Lignum Vitae" is Latin for "Wood of Life." Official National Flower of Jamaica, the timber is now rare and expensive. What's more, it can eventually develop a dark green patina, one of a very few woods that just gets greener as it aged!
Once in a while, I got request for salt shaker, so I have been thinking about that. Here is a new concept for a shaker that will work for any fruit with a small stem. The bottom has a rubber plug for easy filling of the content. The removable stem acts as a plug for the container, so your spice stays dry, and ensures that the small hole does not get encrusted. Pull the stem up, shake out the salt (or whatever finely grounded spice), and plug it up again. The stem can also be permanently attached with a small amount of wood glue to turn this apple into a piggy bank type container. This is a cute addition to your kitchen, or gift to your favorite teacher!
Dimension (largest diameter x height): 2" x 2-3/8"
-- All wood turned items were hand made and/or hand threaded on a lathe. Hardwood threaded inserts were used for woods that do not accept threading well
-- The item was sanded to 1200 grid for a mirror finish and sealed with a food-safe varnish, if applicable. For hard, fine grained wood with a natural shine, only wax/oil was applied
-- Each piece offered is a unique item. The design may be repeated but the dimension and wood combination, and or decorative accent will be different
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