Salt and Pepper

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Project by ScottM posted 10-26-2015 12:08 PM 1053 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently saw a Jay Bates video on making salt and pepper shakers and thought. I DO need a set of those. Yes, these are the thoughts that creep more and more into your head as you age. But I did like them enough to turn out a set this weekend.

The pictures aren’t that great but they are made from goncalo alves, bubinga, and maple. I alternated the tops and bottoms between the two to make it easier to remember what is in each one. Darker is pepper, lighter is, well you get it. I also found some rubber stoppers at HD. I just couldn’t see going through a hundred corks! Not sure what the issue was, maybe extremely hard wood, but this project burned up my 1 1/2” forstner bit. I mean turned it really dark. Probably need to toss it. Anyway, it was a good fast little project. Maybe think about more of these for the holidays. Thanks Jay.

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#1 posted 10-26-2015 01:57 PM

Nice little ones.
It is not easy for a woodworker to be a good photographer.

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#2 posted 10-26-2015 02:03 PM

This is a nice set of shakers. Congratulations.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 10-26-2015 02:59 PM

They look great Scott! Nicely done!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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