Turn a Lidded Canister
With a few basic turning tools, you can create beautiful storage for the kitchen
Synopsis: Make a wooden canister to hold flour, sugar, spices, or coffee. It’s not difficult, and you don’t need special turning tools. All it takes is a roughing gouge, bowl gouge, spindle gouge, skew, parting tool, and round-nose scraper. Follow along as turner Mike Mahoney guides you through the steps.
Perhaps I’m biased, but I think every kitchen should have at least one wooden canister. In my own kitchen, there are wooden canisters that hold sugar, spices, flour, and even spaghetti. I prefer these canisters over store-bought ones because they have more character, and it’s nice to have the kitchen counter decorated with beautiful and useful storage containers that I made.
Lidded canisters aren’t difficult to make, and you don’t need special turning tools. I’ll show you how to make one with just a roughing gouge, bowl gouge, spindle gouge, skew, parting tool, and round-nose scraper.…