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Project by Douglas Bordner posted 2689 days ago 1293 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Christmas 2006. Everyone of my poor relatives got stuck with Right Side Up Pepper and Salt mills – based on J.R. Beall’s design. These feature the cool CrushGrind ceramic mills (you guessed it – www.crushgrind.com).

This pair have black palm inlay around the shaker heads. Both the walnut and maple are tiger striped. I really go for the fiqured woods.

This set is finished with Minwax wipe-on Poly. I generally have eschewed Polyurethane as being too plasticky, but this stuff shoud hold up to sticky dining room handling.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.





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MsDebbieP

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#1 posted 2689 days ago

a great gift and I love the contrasting colours

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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PanamaJack

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#2 posted 2689 days ago

This would look great on anyone’s table. Thanks for showing us this woodwork. I have not seen the Black Palm inlays before…Nice touch!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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jockmike2

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#3 posted 2688 days ago

Very nice Doug. Jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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Karson

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#4 posted 2688 days ago

Great shakers. Nice design. yes too bad on the photo’s not showing the ripples. It would have been nice to see.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Douglas Bordner

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#5 posted 2687 days ago

Karson, the Lady-Wife had a stash of my work on her computer (could tell more about our mixed marriage she’s PC, I’m Mac but that is another post for elsewhere). She has a better photographic technique, so I switched out photos this afternoon.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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Karson

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#6 posted 2686 days ago

The picture look better thanks.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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scottb

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#7 posted 2686 days ago

Nothing like having your wife help bring out a little chatoyance, (chattoyence, shatt… a little shimmeryness!)

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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David

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#8 posted 2684 days ago

Very nice work!

-- http://foldingrule.blogspot.com

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