|Project by Mike_D_S||posted 10-27-2016 05:34 AM||633 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
My daughter has a fundraiser at her school where they take items for a silent auction, so I decided to make some pieces to donate to the auction.
These salt and pepper shakers are approximately 10” tall and use woodcraft kit for the mechanicals. I used Ash and Rosewood blanks, cutting a piece at a 45 degreee angle from each blank and glueing it back into the other piece to add a little visual feature.
These are my first shakers and while generally they aren’t that hard to make, there are a few particular steps that were interesting. Drilling the 1 1/16” center hole through the blank was fun. I managed to pop the rosewood blank at the rosewood to ash glue joint at one point, but I was able to glue the blank back together without too much trouble.
Also, this is the first time I really needed to turn fairly identical items. I think I got them decently close, though they are for sure not identical. It gives me new appreciation for somebody who can turn multiple copies of an item without a duplicator.
They’re going into a basket of fancy salts and peppercorns my wife is putting together for the auction.
Thanks for looking,
-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......