|Project by swirlsandburls||posted 12-15-2009 03:34 AM||1467 views||0 times favorited||7 comments|
Back at it again with some more inlay. I found some really great, deep red calcite, (which is pretty hard to find). It was well suited to go with the Pennsylvania Ash crotch pieces I chose for this set. The salt shaker is a unique design published in Woodturning Design magazine (Spring 2009) in an article by Billie Harding and Dennis Liggett. It incorporates a single hole in the bottom, which is at the top of a cone, which in turn fits into a dome-like interior cavity with space between the cone and the top of the dome. As you shake, the salt bounces off the top of the dome and into the hole. It really works better than I thought it would. I finished with two or three coats of my own recipe for a tung oil wiping varnish, then buffed with carnauba wax. The color is natural.
-- patience is a virtue ... in woodworking, cooking, and life in general