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Project by Joe Watson posted 09-26-2009 09:05 PM 5147 views 6 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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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 09-26-2009 09:12 PM

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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#2 posted 09-26-2009 09:42 PM

I like those Joe. Excellent use of scrap lumber.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#3 posted 09-26-2009 11:10 PM

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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#4 posted 09-27-2009 01:14 AM

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

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#5 posted 09-27-2009 01:38 AM

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

-- Got Wood?

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#6 posted 09-27-2009 05:52 AM

The colors in the napkin holder are awesome : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 09-27-2009 06:34 AM

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 09-27-2009 06:37 AM

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 09-28-2009 07:53 AM

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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#10 posted 10-01-2009 06:22 PM

What sort of finish did use?

-- Jason - Colorado Springs

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#11 posted 10-01-2009 06:34 PM

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 10-01-2009 07:26 PM

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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#13 posted 10-01-2009 07:32 PM

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 11-30-2009 06:40 PM

nice looking salt and pepper shakers.

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

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#15 posted 05-13-2010 08:48 PM

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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