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i made these to give to my wife on her birthday from my daughter. it was a blessing to because i didnt have time to go shopping for my daughter to give her something, I had the flu these past few days. I used purple heart paduke maple walnut and zebra wood. the salt shaker is made from maple and walnut. the pepper shaker is oak and walnut. this was a good project for me so i could get an idea of color combinations. I made these from a scrap collection i got from a fellow woodworker, it was a collection of strips and blocks no good use for big project. i made good use of it i think.

edit i had some old champagne corks sitting around i used to make stoppers for the shakers.

-- Got Wood?





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Dudley

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#1 posted 1671 days ago

I like um. Very colorful. Good use of scraps. I’ll bet Mom has a big smile. BZ

-- Dudley Young USN Retired. Sebastian, Fl.

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Darell

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#2 posted 1671 days ago

I like those Joe. Excellent use of scrap lumber.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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scrappy

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#3 posted 1671 days ago

Fantastic set! Love the color combinations. Even tho they were “small pieces of scrap” they added up to a big point winner for the wife. Great job.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Dustin Ward (aka Tearen)

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#4 posted 1671 days ago

What did you use to plug the bottoms of the shakers?

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Joe Watson

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#5 posted 1671 days ago

i still have to figure the plug deal out i figured i would try cork.

-- Got Wood?

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#6 posted 1670 days ago

The colors in the napkin holder are awesome : )

-- When you arrive at my front door, please knock softly but firmly. I like soft , firm, knockers : )

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scrappy

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#7 posted 1670 days ago

Just a tip. Check your hobby store in your area. Some sell plastic plugs for these. Or my favorite for hard to find little stuff…....Goodwill. Set of shakers for $0.99 can’t beat it.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Joe Watson

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#8 posted 1670 days ago

thanks scrappy i will go looking so far the cork is working but problematic getting the cork out of the bottom when refilling

-- Got Wood?

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scrappy

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#9 posted 1669 days ago

The real cork is nice, but flaking is allways a problem. Have had better luck with the plastis ones.

Good luck.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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Jason

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#10 posted 1666 days ago

What sort of finish did use?

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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Joe Watson

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#11 posted 1666 days ago

minwax tung oil but on the shakers the inside i put some mineral oil to keep the wood from drying out.

-- Got Wood?

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Handi75

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#12 posted 1666 days ago

Joe,

Very nice. I’ve been meaning to getting around to making me some as well, Those would make great little gifts and all!

Thanks for showing them, excellent work!

Handi

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brunob

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#13 posted 1666 days ago

I know Lowe’s has rubber corks ina variety of sizes.

-- Bruce from Central New York...now, if you'll pardon me, I have some sawdust to make.

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hardwoodflooring

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#14 posted 1606 days ago

nice looking salt and pepper shakers.

-- hardwood, South Carolina, http://www.palmettohardwood.com

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dbhost

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#15 posted 1442 days ago

Noted for gift project for LOML… Those look fantastic… The maple / walnut look absolutely stunning… I’ve done a lot of red oak / walnut, but you might just get me to try out maple with it…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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