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Project by oldstarter posted 08-03-2015 05:22 PM 1128 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For this project I thought I’d make some salt and pepper pots. The first one I made was just a test piece firstly made of lots of of square pieces glued together cut off the top 1/4” and the bottom 1/2” drilled out the holes and then bored right through the piece that was left, glued the top and bottom back on, stood back and thought, Nah! that’s no good so made the second one by gluing the square pieces around a central block, a bit easier but still didn’t like the cut of tops and bottoms. So the second pair I made were circular and it was then that it hit me just counter sink the top and bottom and put circular inserts in them, so that’s what I did for all the rest. The ones in the front of the group photo with one narrow stripe on each side has 15 different woods on each one. another way of using up them scraps.

Where does multi – tasking come in? Well while waiting for the glue to dry on the various pots I made myself a pair of winding sticks, having lost mine in one of the many moves that my wife and I have taken. But they were quickly made so whilst waiting for some of the other pots to dry I set out to make a mini lathe, largely because of the difficulty of sanding down the round pots on a sanding disc. I took the idea from Jack Houweling on Youtube. The main difficulty in making that was getting that old drill clamped down, it only had one flat surface managed it in the end by using jubilee clips the same as Jack did. Thanks Jack it works a treat. The small handle was made out of one of the cores from the salt pots hence the different woods.

Thanks for looking.

-- Oldstarter (Dave Ashby)





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 08-03-2015 05:25 PM

Dave, I like all of these. You are really doing a nice job on all of them.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#2 posted 08-03-2015 05:32 PM

Wow! That was quick Jack, glad you liked them, that mini lathe is going to be great for sanding down small parts.

-- Oldstarter (Dave Ashby)

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diggerdelaney

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#3 posted 08-03-2015 06:36 PM

Very nice indeed. Can I ask how you have arranged the filling of them

-- Derek, Kent, UK, http://s702.photobucket.com/albums/ww21/diggerdelaney/

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oldstarter

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#4 posted 08-03-2015 07:38 PM

Thanks Derek, yes sorry should have mentioned that. In the bottom circular inserts I drilled 1/2” holes then bought some wine corks cut their lengths into 3, there were 30 in the box so I have the potential for 90 mini corks, I’ve had to sand them down to fit on a circular disc sander, the one shown in the photos, I made a wide wedge to sand them on so that they had a tapered edge. Made them all using food safe glue then finished them with Rustins Danish Oil which is also food safe not all Danish Oil is.

-- Oldstarter (Dave Ashby)

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#5 posted 08-03-2015 10:47 PM

The finish by the way was to the wood not the corks lol.

-- Oldstarter (Dave Ashby)

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#6 posted 08-04-2015 04:06 PM

Nice job, but can I ask a dumb question?? What is a winding stick?

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#7 posted 08-04-2015 06:01 PM

Not so dumb mcoyfrog I put it on my own site as a question and no one could answer it. Anyway they are basically a sighting aid you put the one with the white bits at the end of a piece of wood and the other which has a strip of black ebony at the end nearest to you and get down and look along the timber to see if there is any wind in it not always easy to see with out them. Here’s a link to a video, an excellent description of how to make them by Paul Sellers
https://youtu.be/EToMNxJ4-vw

-- Oldstarter (Dave Ashby)

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#8 posted 08-06-2015 06:10 PM

Kewl thanks, i’ll go take a look now.

Ahh I get it kewl

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#9 posted 08-06-2015 06:21 PM

Hi Dug I discovered ‘Cauls’ yesterday they were on a video and it said we all know what Cauls are. we’ve all got them hanging in our workshops. Lol well I didn’t know what they were and no I haven’t got them hanging in my workshop. It’s called assuming knowledge. I have actually used them although not slightly bent like the video shows and have heard of the word before but didn’t realise that’s what they were. We live and learn.

-- Oldstarter (Dave Ashby)

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#10 posted 08-07-2015 02:10 PM

So true, thats whats so great about our hobby/profession we can go years about our own business and then one day see something we never heard of and it opens up a whole new way of thinking. I love it…

never to old to learn, is what I always tell my kids

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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