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Salt & Pepper Shakers

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Project by iminmyshop posted 09-19-2018 03:47 AM 999 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This summer I entered an art fair. Needing something in my display that was affordable to anyone I made salt and pepper shakers. These are of various hardwoods. Making individual shakers one at a time would have been way too time consuming. But doing them in production and using a spray finish I managed to cut my time way down.

The cores are of Maple or Ash. Two sides were then veneered using, Wenge, Osage Orange, Purpleheart, Leopard Wood or Bubinga. On an early batch I accidentally cut the width of my cores too much. It was only 1’8” but it just looked wrong. So I added a maple veneer to the other two sides. That was a very time consuming mistake. The inlay is of Maple
https://www.alansfinewoodworking.com/

-- http://www.alansfinewoodworking.com/





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Ivan

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#1 posted 09-19-2018 08:41 AM

Beautiful design and very good idea to make and sale something affordable. Those are very practical items.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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helluvawreck

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#2 posted 09-19-2018 01:16 PM

These salt and pepper shakers are very creative and nicely done.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles, http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Kaleb the Swede

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#3 posted 09-19-2018 01:18 PM

Very nice. Did they sell well?

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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woodsmithshop

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#4 posted 09-19-2018 10:06 PM

good idea, great job, did you make your own veneer?

-- Smitty!!!

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iminmyshop

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#5 posted 09-19-2018 11:16 PM

To all, thanks for the kind comments.
Kaleb – Yes, they sold well.
Woodsmithshop – Yes, I made my own veneer.

-- http://www.alansfinewoodworking.com/

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mcoyfrog

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#6 posted 09-21-2018 01:29 PM

Very elegant, great job

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

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