Idea From the Past....

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Project by clieb91 posted 07-17-2014 01:10 AM 1732 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I won last month’s bring back at my woodturning club, which means I have to provide the bring back this month. I pretty much turn pens or pen related items but wanted something a little different this time. I recalled seeing plans for a Salt & Pepper set in one of my old Deltagrams. So here is my rendition. Since I just got a midi-lathe they are a bit shorter and I decided to not hollow them from both ends as I was having a hard time fitting them. so went with the bottom plug concept.

Hoping they go over well at the meeting. Thanks for looking.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#1 posted 07-17-2014 01:19 AM

Very cool! I’ve been considering buying a mini-lathe to “test the waters”. Turning is a bit intimidating to me. Your salt and pepper shakers show what else can be done in addition to pens. Thanks for sharing!

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#2 posted 07-17-2014 02:35 AM

Chris, how do the plugs work? I see the plug in photo #3 but can’t tell how it was done.

-- Bill - Mesquite, TX --- "Everything with a power cord eventually winds up in the trash.” John Sarge , timber framer and blacksmith instructor at Tillers International school

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#3 posted 07-17-2014 03:35 AM

Great looking turnings!!! Cool old photos too!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#4 posted 07-17-2014 03:35 PM


I know a lot of small projects are harder to do than large ones.

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#5 posted 07-17-2014 06:41 PM

these are awesome I love the idea

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#6 posted 07-19-2014 01:59 AM

Thanks All. They were well received and won by someone that is just an awesome turner. I was very happy with her compliment.

Bill the plugs are rubber stoppers from a Salt & Pepper set that WC sells. you drill a 1 1/4” hole and then a 1” hole and just pop them in.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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