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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-31-2017, 05:47 PM Thread Starter
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I got tired of re-filling those tiny little salt and pepper shakers. And I was tired of counting the holes in the top to know whether I had salt or pepper in my hand. So I made some shakers that don't hide behind the tea glass, and I can tell from across the table which is which. I started with a 1 1/4 inch square of mahogany I had lying around. I wrapped it with 3/16 inch of purple heart. Then I wrapped that with 1/2 inch of maple for salt and walnut for pepper. Turned each individually between centers on the lathe. The finished shakers are a little over 5 inches tall by 1 1/2 inch at the narrow waist. Drilled a 1 1/4 hole almost to the bottom. Finished with pure tung oil. Pressed-in shaker caps from Rockler.
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Wow Andy , those are gorgeous. Wish I had that talent
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nicely done...

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Little beauties!
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The worst shakers make you guess by the size of the holes. Those are nice.

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The worst shakers make you guess by the size of the holes. Those are nice.
Why does anyone think those hole-size jobbies are a good idea!
At least with a pepper mill you've got a fighting chance...
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Very nice Andy
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I Like those, nice job, Andy,
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Wow Andy, those look Great!
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Great job Andy. They will go good with eggs.
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