Napkin Holder, Salt and Pepper Shakers, Candy Bowl

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Project by doubleDD posted 01-17-2018 06:30 PM 6480 views 4 times favorited 32 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After building my new segment sled I was so excited to make my first bowl and see how well the joints turned out. When I showed my wife she instantly said that’s our new candy dish. Liking it so much she wanted a new napkin holder to match. Then it was a new salt and pepper shaker. I think there may be more projects on this series in the future.
While making the napkin holder I decided I wanted 4 sides. I have lost the napkins several times carrying it to and from the table. Didn’t want a boxy looking thing, just something to look decent. My wife came up with the rounded corner square shaker design and I like them too. On the bowl, instead of rounding the sides I made the look of ridges. I think that’s what caught my wife’s eye right away. Anyway, we are both happy the way they turned out.
Made from Andiroba and Maple. Thanks for looking.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#1 posted 01-17-2018 06:38 PM

WOW! Those look great. Love the way you did the candy bowl outside. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#2 posted 01-17-2018 06:59 PM

Wow! Very nice work indeed Dave! Craftsmanship at its best! I too like the candy bowl!

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

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#3 posted 01-17-2018 07:32 PM

thats a great matching set,i love the shakers the most myself.nice work buddy.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#4 posted 01-17-2018 07:47 PM

My wife would love them as well

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#5 posted 01-17-2018 07:51 PM

Wow! Striking set. The sled is working nicely.

-- Rick M,

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#6 posted 01-17-2018 07:56 PM

WOW….....very cool, Dave!!!!!!!!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#7 posted 01-17-2018 08:49 PM

You sure have done some great segmenting Dave, now the addiction starts. Well done.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#8 posted 01-17-2018 08:58 PM

Those are gorgeous! Nice work!

-- Paul Mayer,

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#9 posted 01-17-2018 10:21 PM

Thanks Hoss. That bowl is a new style for me. I think I’ll have to make a few more like it.

Thanks for the compliment Tony. Glad you liked it. I got detoured with work for my daughter for about a week but every time I walked past it, it was bothering me to get it done.

Pottz, my wife wanted that shape and so it was. They are different and have a good feel to them.

Thanks Monte. A few of our friends already have seen them and would like a set.

Rick, the sled is working perfectly so far. I have made 4 different bowls for practice and now want to get in to some real detail.

Thanks Jim. I may be adding to the set.

Thanks Bob. I did some segment turning before but sometimes the joints would not be perfect. I decided this winter was the time for a new sled. And yes, I’m getting addicted.

Thanks pmayer.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#10 posted 01-17-2018 10:26 PM

wow very impressive set buddy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#11 posted 01-17-2018 11:13 PM

Dave those are amazing. You and your wife make a great team! Looks like you got that sled dialed in pretty good.

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#12 posted 01-17-2018 11:42 PM

Really nice work Dave !! Wow ! Kudos to the wife for the design ideas. Well done. !

-- Measure "at least" twice and cut once

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#13 posted 01-18-2018 01:06 AM

Well Dave you have made a checkered dish, napkin holder, salt and pepper shakers, now all you need is a checker board….LOL!! Nice work buddy, the pieces are really unique.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#14 posted 01-18-2018 01:24 AM

Nice work again Dave!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#15 posted 01-18-2018 01:50 AM

Thanks Stelios. I’m thinking of a cutting board to match the set.

Jeff, practice makes perfect. When I thought of improving the sled, I had no idea it would work that well. A little time working on the jig with a lifetime of great results.

Thanks kdc, we are both happy with the results.

Hi Lee, maybe the cutting board as a checkerboard will fit the match.

Thanks Dave. I aim to please. (most of the time)

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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