Salt & Pepper Shakers

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Project by Burb posted 11-25-2015 03:05 PM 1034 views 3 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After watching a youtube video of Jay Bates doing some simple S&P shakers, I thought I’d give it a try. I figured it’d be neat to have these on our Thanksgiving Tables since there will be about 20 people at my house for the day.

Anyways, not much to them actually. The longest step was letting them set for 4-days for the mineral oil to dry a little. They are made from locust (I think) that I got from a guy a couple years ago. The bottoms are hickory and tops are either cherry of black walnut. Yes I know the cherry will darken with age, but these were the thin scraps I already had so I used them. I did a 1/2” rounder over on the 4 main edges, and a 1/8” rounder around the top edges. Only the center hole for the salt shaker actually goes all the way through the wood. The other “holes” are for aesthetics. I’m very happy with how they turned out, and I may be making a few morsels of these for gifts.

NOTE: I don’t know why my uploaded photos are always sideways when they aren’t when I add them.

-- I aspire to be a novice woodworker...

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#1 posted 11-25-2015 03:33 PM

Nice looking salt and pepper shakers.

When you say that only the center hole goes all the way through the wood am I correct in understanding that salt is only dispensed through the single hole?

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#2 posted 11-25-2015 03:41 PM

Yes, thats correct.There are 5 holes for the pepper to come out, but only the one hole for salt to come out.

-- I aspire to be a novice woodworker...

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#3 posted 11-26-2015 06:22 PM

They look nice , sure they will do the job.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 12-02-2015 08:08 PM

The reason your pictures are sideways is that the site doesn’t know how to handle pictures taken in portrait mode. Turn your phone or camera to take a landscape oriented picture.

-- Matt CueBall Rosendaul. I don't think I've ever had a cup of coffee that didn't have cat hair or sawdust in it.

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