Pass the Salt Please
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.
“We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it and stop there lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove lid again and that is well but also she will never sit down on a cold one anymore.” - Mark Twain