Salt and Pepper Shakers

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Project by Mike_D_S posted 10-27-2016 05:34 AM 2507 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter has a fundraiser at her school where they take items for a silent auction, so I decided to make some pieces to donate to the auction.

These salt and pepper shakers are approximately 10” tall and use woodcraft kit for the mechanicals. I used Ash and Rosewood blanks, cutting a piece at a 45 degreee angle from each blank and glueing it back into the other piece to add a little visual feature.

These are my first shakers and while generally they aren’t that hard to make, there are a few particular steps that were interesting. Drilling the 1 1/16” center hole through the blank was fun. I managed to pop the rosewood blank at the rosewood to ash glue joint at one point, but I was able to glue the blank back together without too much trouble.

Also, this is the first time I really needed to turn fairly identical items. I think I got them decently close, though they are for sure not identical. It gives me new appreciation for somebody who can turn multiple copies of an item without a duplicator.

They’re going into a basket of fancy salts and peppercorns my wife is putting together for the auction.

Thanks for looking,

-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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#1 posted 10-27-2016 06:25 AM

Wow, those look great!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 10-27-2016 11:58 AM

Likely to be the hot item at the auction! Very nice!

-- Lalen, Texas. "If it looks straight, it is straight" Jimmy Diresta

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#3 posted 10-27-2016 09:29 PM

This salt and pepper set is so nice looking.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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