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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