Elder Cane Spice Bottles

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Elder Cane Spice Bottles

Postby SierraStrider » Mon Nov 09, 2020 3:42 am

In my post on making an elder cane needle case, I mentioned that this technique could be good for other small containers, such as spice bottles. Well, I did it.

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These have a few advantages over glass bottles--first, authenticity. While the very twee little bottles I got don't stick out too badly in my kit, these all-wood bottles hold up far better to close scrutiny than perfectly clearr, perfectly cylindrical soda glass. Second, I usually store my spices with my food, and those bottles make me nervous. Glass shards in my oats is a little more piquant than I'm looking for in the morning.

The downside, of course, is that the cylinders are opaque, which makes it a lot harder to tell what's in them...so I had to label them! I decided on Cirth, it being much easier to execute with a woodburner. "Salt" was easy--sing in Sindarin. Other spices required some creativity. There's no extant Sindarin word for tarragon, but another common term for the herb is dragon, which translates quite easily. Likewise, there's no extant word for the culinary sage, but there is one for lore-master.
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Re: Elder Cane Spice Bottles

Postby Iodo » Mon Nov 09, 2020 6:46 am

Nice work :P
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Re: Elder Cane Spice Bottles

Postby Ghostsoldier » Mon Nov 09, 2020 7:15 pm

Really cool. :P

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Re: Elder Cane Spice Bottles

Postby Manveruon » Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:03 pm

I love everything about this!
I'm so tempted to try something like this myself, but alas I don't know what I would use them for, as I rarely carry spices when trekking.
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Re: Elder Cane Spice Bottles

Postby SierraStrider » Mon Nov 09, 2020 11:52 pm

Manveruon wrote:I love everything about this!
I'm so tempted to try something like this myself, but alas I don't know what I would use them for, as I rarely carry spices when trekking.


One other thing that they could be useful for is tinder. Fully waxed, with a waxed, friction-fit stopper, these seem unexpectedly watertight. They'd probably do quite well to keep damp from a small supply of char-fiber.
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Re: Elder Cane Spice Bottles

Postby Will o’ the Wild » Tue Nov 10, 2020 1:27 am

They look like they would be fairly water resistant at least. That could be handy.
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Re: Elder Cane Spice Bottles

Postby The Riff Wizard » Tue Nov 10, 2020 11:06 am

These are very cool! I like the woodburning work especially. How big are the bottles and how much do they hold?
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Re: Elder Cane Spice Bottles

Postby SierraStrider » Sat Nov 14, 2020 3:13 am

They're each about 4" (10cm) long by ½" (13mm) in diameter. The internal volume is a little more than 4ml, or right around a teaspoon...which is not a ton.
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Re: Elder Cane Spice Bottles

Postby Cimrandir » Thu Nov 19, 2020 3:26 am

Very nice! Spices are wonderful on the trail and that seems a practical way to carry them.
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Re: Elder Cane Spice Bottles

Postby Eofor » Fri Nov 20, 2020 8:39 am

Cimrandir wrote:Very nice! Spices are wonderful on the trail


They can make a mediocre meal great, as our cook I always throw some fresh herbs in my food bag.

Although I live by the adage that hunger makes the best sauce.
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