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Project by ChuckM posted 05-19-2008 05:35 AM 1855 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made myself a salt shaker in the shape of the Calgary Tower. Unlike the peppermill (also in the shape of the Tower) which I made last year but has never been used, I’m sure I’ll use this shaker day in and day out.

The pepermill is made of walnut and the salt shaker of ?? – the wood was given to me.

P.S. For those of you who haven’t been to Calgary or Alberta, “officially opened June 30th 1968, the ‘Tower’ has become the City of Calgary’s most famous and identifiable physical landmark.”

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#1 posted 05-19-2008 01:23 PM

those look great.
I’d like to make a grinder and shaker set.

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#2 posted 05-20-2008 01:41 AM


These are nice turnings. Whenever I see turnings like this it makes me regret not having a lathe in my shop.

You did well on these.

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#3 posted 05-20-2008 01:46 AM


Great looking turnings! What type of mechanism did you use in the pepper grinder?


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#4 posted 05-20-2008 03:53 AM

Nice job on these. I would like to try and grind one of these out some day.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#5 posted 05-20-2008 05:34 AM


Mine (12”) was from Lee Valley at; the walnut blank (14”) also from LV They’re based in Canada but ship to the States and they do have a lot of customers across the border.

Of course you can get the mechanism at any other turners’ supplies stores in the States like the woodturners catalog, woodcraft, probably penn state, etc. You can actually mix wood with the cap and the base using different woods!

Make sure you have the long drill bit (unless you’re doing the 8” blank) and the necessary forstner bit for drilling.

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#6 posted 06-10-2009 08:19 AM

ahh, the husky tower
by my reckoning, your next one should be a lighter for canada day (granted, didnt they leave it dormant last year due to oil prices?)

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