Attachments that give you an excuse to use mason jars


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/10/12/attachments-that-give-you-an-e.html


#2

Somehow someone managed to make mason jars even more pretentious.


#3

agree - they should make them resizable to fit my ragtag fugitive fleet of maraschino cherry, pickled onion, stuffed olive and suchlike fruit-n-veg jars i seem to have in abundance


#4

Just don’t store them next to the Dixon jars.

Yikes.

Actually I’m thinking of Hatfield and McCoy jars. Never mind.


#5

Oh, now you’ve crossed the line!

Also, I’m sure there is a terrible and juvenile phone prank somehow involving Dicksin Jars …


#6

Sorry, my mason jars are already full of what they’re supposed to be full of: booze from my still or old nails. Sometimes in the same jar.


#7

I just hope you don’t mean fingernails…


#8

Step 1. Make a hole in a jar


#9

Step two better involve carefully filling the sharp edges down; otherwise the next step will be get to the ER :open_mouth:


#10

Who needs an “excuse?”


#11

I have a solar LED light lid on one of those super-shorty 4oz quilted crystal mason jars, and it’s awesome. It normally lives on the windowsill in the kitchen, providing a night light in the downstairs, and I always take it camping with me.

Unfortunately I do not know the origin of the parts. The lid was a gift from a friend six or seven years ago, the jar from a different friend (full of corn cob jelly) a few years later.


#12

Don’t bother with a file. Get a butane torch and heat the cut edge until the glass starts to smooth over all on its own.


#13

piggy bank? isn’t that the easiest one to DIY? i mean, “punch/cut a slot in the lid” is pretty simple for almost anyone to do…


#14

I hear Rob found one in his new house, but can’t figure out how to open it. There’s a Kickstarter to find someone with really strong hands who’s good at opening jars. Maybe someone’s spouse?


#15

I can’t tell if this is just a wishful thinking design project, if the guy is doing a Kickstarter, if they are available for purchase anywhere. I can think of half a dozen more uses for a repurposed Mason jar (along with the ever popular ‘can stuff in it’). Mason/Ball lids also fit a number of commercial bottles too; it’s the main reason why I buy the Safeway house brand of spaghetti sauce.


#16

If they were good enough for Howard Hughes and T. Herman Zweibel…


#17

God damn, a mason jar would make a terrible cocktail shaker.


#18

Now you’ve crossed a line.


#19

That attachment didn’t pass legal.


#20

I always thought mason jars were for burying money: