Salt or Pepper Shakers

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Project by cajunpen posted 07-02-2014 01:34 AM 923 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Turned these shakers today, these have no external components, like plugs or salt inserts. The two on the left are Pecan and I’m not sure what the other one is. They are about 4” tall and the interior is 1 1/4” diameter.

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

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#1 posted 07-02-2014 01:39 AM

Very nicely done. They will look great on any table. Good turnin’ !

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

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#2 posted 07-02-2014 02:31 AM

Very nice

-- 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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#3 posted 07-02-2014 02:33 AM

Beautiful wood. Nice job.

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

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#4 posted 07-02-2014 02:38 AM

Nicely done.. do the lids fit snugly or are they loose? If they are snug how do you prevent them from binding with the change of humidity?

-- Jeff, Ability will never catch up with the demand for it. - Malcolm Forbes

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#5 posted 07-02-2014 02:56 AM

Super job Bill.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#6 posted 07-02-2014 03:57 AM

That 3rd one is really cool looking. nice turnings.

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

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#7 posted 07-02-2014 04:11 PM

Great looking work! I to would like to know about the lids and the fit or how you keep them in the main body of the shakers.

Very nice work and thanks for showing!!!

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#8 posted 07-02-2014 04:50 PM

Jeff and Thewoodman – the lids fit quite nicely. I use the Beall Treen Mandrel turning. After turning the top I I insert a piece of 3/8” wide piece of cork, then sand the cork until I get a perfect “pop” fit. I’ve been using a couple of these at my house for several years and have never had a problem with the tops coming off.

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

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#9 posted 07-08-2014 08:33 PM

These would look nice on anybodies table top

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

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