Spalted Mystery Wood Salt Shaker

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Project by cajunpen posted 05-25-2014 01:00 AM 1372 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Turned this Salt Shaker today from an unknown species of Spalted Wood. The wood was a little punky, but with some shavings and CA glue it turned out great. Used the Beall Treen Mandrel to turn this one, so I did not have to use any “parts” to make this one. I drilled 6 holes in the top, used some 3/8” wide cork for the fit and it works great! Applied a mixture of equal parts BLO and Zinsser Shellac – great no fuss finish.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#1 posted 05-25-2014 01:02 AM

Beautiful job on this and the wood is very nice too.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#2 posted 05-25-2014 01:05 AM

Very cool. Looks like a couple really old oak logs that I have cut.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 05-25-2014 12:18 PM

That’s really neat Bill.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#4 posted 05-26-2014 12:57 AM

Grat looking wood and very nice turning.

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#5 posted 05-26-2014 03:47 AM

I wood guess Oak also

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#6 posted 05-27-2014 02:01 AM

Looks great,and love the wood. I always bought the salt and pepper kits. Does it dispense well by just drilling your own holes? Thanks Bill.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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