|Project by LesB||posted 02-24-2009 09:09 AM||2227 views||3 times favorited||4 comments|
This is not a big or fancy project but I though some people might be interested in the idea. I incorporated a salt shaker into the top of a pepper mill. I developed the idea after my wife saw a plastic one and wanted to know if I could do it in wood. That was about 20 years ago and I have made more than a dozen in various types of wood since then. The technique is to hollow out the capstan by first cutting off abut 1/2” of the top. Cut a “donut cavity inside and then glue the top back on. If you are careful when you cut the top off and glue it back the glue line should almost be invisible but if it shows just cover it with a decorative groove. The view of the bottom of the capstan shows where I use a stainless steel screw as a filler plug. I actually use a 1/4X20 tap to cut threads in the wood. If there appears to be an interest I will try to make a blog in more detail. I included a quick line drawing here to illustrate details.
-- Les B, Oregon