Here we present to you a plan for a wooden honey dipper and an accompanying wooden honey jar lid.
The honey dipper is a kitchen honey-removal tool to get honey out of the jar. In their everyday lives people usually use a spoon instead of a honey dipper, which is more convenient, and also because the honey dipper is more difficult to clean due to its design. On the other hand, however, when you need honey to be served on the table where design is very important (holidays tables, restaurants, hotels...), the honey dipper is simply ideal.
Honey dipper: D 32mm (1/4'') x L 190.5mm (7 1/2'')
Honey jar lid: D 84mm (3 5/16'') x L 19mm (3/4'')
The honey dipper is not practical for handling crystallized honey. Since all honey will at some point turn to sugar crystals, this is its main shortcoming. This honey dipper is practical because it is inserted through a hole in the jar lid which does not require washing after each use and is not exposed to dust. Such a honey dipper can also serve as a nice gift that will delight your family and friends.
A lot of people think that honey should only be touched using non-metallic cutlery. The explanation for this lies in the fact that the acids in honey react with metal, which causes certain chemical changes leading to the reduction of honey quality. It is for this reason that honey dippers are usually made by woodturning.
In the plan there are drawings to help you make a honey dipper and a jar lid. The lid size corresponds a standard 7dl jar. If you are about to use a jars of different size, adjust the lid size and the handle length of the honey-dipper.
Both parts can be made of cherry, lime, olive or plum wood. You could as well use the remains of some other food-safe woods found in workshops. After you have made them on a lathe, the honey dipper and the lid should be thoroughly sanded and polished with beeswax by rubbing it lightly with a soft felt cloth into the pores of the wood.