Pepper Mill/Salt Shaker Combination, Again

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Project by cajunpen posted 05-25-2014 01:14 AM 1230 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wood used are Walnut, Padauk, Maple and I’m not sure what the 4th wood is. The final blank was supposed to look like the woods were glued up diagonally, they looked great just viewing the blank, but once turned it kind of lost the effect.

I used the equal parts BLO and Shellac finish on this one – it really is a no fuss finish that really looks great (in my opinion).

I have also been working hard to improve my photography skills, I hope these photo are clear enough for everyone to view without straining.

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

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#1 posted 05-25-2014 01:18 AM

Still very nice looking. My photography skills need a lot of improvement.

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

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#2 posted 05-25-2014 01:46 AM

i like the pepper mill. the pattern is different. i might try that one myself, if you don’t mind. i have done some diagonal glue ups. always used the same thickness of lumber and did a corner to corner cut on the band saw then glued it up again with uncut sides glued together. squared up the blank then turned it.

-- wiser1934, new york

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#3 posted 05-25-2014 02:39 AM

Bill great job.

-- 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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#4 posted 05-25-2014 10:08 AM

Nice job…..gonna be a whole lot of shaking going on at your place.

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

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#5 posted 05-25-2014 12:23 PM

I think it’s awesome Bill. I like the wood combos very much. I like where you placed the burnt rings as well. Nice turning.

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

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#6 posted 05-26-2014 12:55 AM

Very nicely done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#7 posted 05-26-2014 05:21 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed Bill! Thanks For Sharing.


-- Real MEN! Measure Once! Cut Once! Then head back to the Lumberyard. (Rick, Ontario, Canada)

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#8 posted 05-26-2014 12:15 PM

Very cool piece. Has the shape of a duck call. I like it

-- Ron Campbell

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#9 posted 05-27-2014 01:36 AM

another beauty

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#10 posted 05-27-2014 02:04 AM

Very unique design. Great color scheme. Let me add your pictures are great.

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

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