|Project by scrappy||posted 09-13-2009 02:36 AM||1331 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
Here are a couple of Salt and Pepper Lighthouses I knocked out today. Thought this was going to be a quick project and it turned into 8 hours of strugle. Don’t recomend trying this if you don’t have the correct forstner bits. The spade bits are NOT good enough. (at least mine aren’t) They wanted to follow the grain and not drill straight through.
These are both from the same block of Maple. In order to get the size I wanted, had to get a turning block 6×6x3. These are 2 1/4 inch diam at bottom and roof and 5 1/2 inch tall.
Pepper Mill has a Wenge top. Salt shaker has a Birch top.
The pepper mill is attached to the top part (light section) of the lighthouse, so you don’t have to turn just that little knob. Salt shaker has a plug in the bottom for filling.
Finished with wax only as these are a food item.
Got the Pepper Mill from Goodwill ($0.99). Ugly plastic thing. Took it apart and used the works for this one.
Did a little Woodburning to look like brick. (looks more like stone because they are not even) haha
Thank you all for looking. Please leave all comments and critiques. Welcome any and all feedback.
-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!