Salt cellar

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Project by FraidKnot posted 12-25-2018 05:51 PM 654 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Disney themed salt cellar made from cherry, accented with epoxy, sanded and finished with satin lacquer.

I used forstner bits; the bottoms would have been nicer if I used a special router bit but I don’t own one. Perfection Paralyzes.

To center the Mickey heads I drilled a pilot hole through the top. As a newbie with epoxy I neglected to plug these holes when I poured the epoxy and … made a HUGE mess. Heh heh. Sanded my mess away and recut the chamfers. I also discovered that wood wickes the color out of the epoxy. I now know to plan time for a clear soft layer to seal it before layering in the colored epoxy.

I broke two brass threaded inserts in my test block. Plan B was to cut threads directly into the wood hole. It has sufficient holding power and the wood grips the threads so the top swivels on the bolt (and doesn’t unscrew).

A nod goes to the Wood Whisperer in-line video on salt cellars which seeded my creativity. My Disney addict motivated me to build in the hidden Mickey. All in all a Christmas gift I’ll be pleased to see on my table.

-- Chiropractors are also good with Knots...

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#1 posted 12-25-2018 10:01 PM

Nice work!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#2 posted 12-26-2018 02:15 AM

A great gift. Love the Mickey.


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

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