Salt & Pepper Shakers

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Project by blackcherry posted 07-02-2010 03:48 PM 2051 views 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hello fellow LJ, hope that everyone will have a wonderful 4th of July with plenty of family, friend and food/drink. Well here we have two Shaker style end table for the homestead, made with two of North American classic, Q-Sawn Black Walnut and Barlow’s own Birds Eye Maple. Barlow is a member here on the site who operates a mill in the upper U.P. of Michigan. I’ve known Barlow now for a couple of years now and would highly recommend his product. The Blk Walnut came from a sawyer in Southern Illinois if anyone interested please pm me and I will pass along his location. The design for these table came from Thos. Moser book Shaker Furniture which has been in my library for quit some time now and finally put to use. Finish with Danish Oil and Myland Wax, hope you enjoy viewing and have a wonderful summer…Blkcherry

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#1 posted 07-02-2010 03:55 PM

Definitely not plain as the shakers would have it well done

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 07-02-2010 03:59 PM

Beatuiful. This is great, back to furniture. I need to get back too.

Fantastic job. I really like them,

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 07-02-2010 04:10 PM

Those are the biggest salt and pepper shakers I’ve seen! Where are the holes? ;-)

I like your creative title for these pieces.

Even more than your creative title, I really like the pieces themselves.

They sure are beautiful!

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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#4 posted 07-02-2010 04:59 PM

As always Blackcherry great work you post on here. I always look fwd to cking it out!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 07-02-2010 05:32 PM

Those are going to be “in style” 50 years from now.
Great job!

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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#6 posted 07-02-2010 05:55 PM

beautiful… excellent wood and finish contrasts. like the thickness reduction of the undercut bevel… nicely balanced tables.

-- Al H. - small shop, small projects...

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#7 posted 07-02-2010 07:06 PM

Very Nice Tables !!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#8 posted 07-02-2010 09:29 PM

Beautiful job on those shakers!

-- I am responsible for how I respond to everything in my life - - Deadwood SD

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#9 posted 07-02-2010 10:38 PM

Furniture too…
Nice work and well finished. The timber is just fabulous…
I am finishing a very large table at the moment but do prefer boards…not as heavy … lol

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#10 posted 07-02-2010 10:38 PM

Furniture too…
Nice work and well finished. The timber is just fabulous…I am finishing a very large table at the moment but do prefer boards… lol

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#11 posted 07-03-2010 06:27 AM

Nature provides use with a bounty of endless beauty, and I thank you all for your kind comments…BC

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#12 posted 07-03-2010 02:17 PM

nicely done..thanks for sharing

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#13 posted 07-03-2010 05:09 PM

Those are beautiful.

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#14 posted 07-07-2010 03:18 AM

That a couple of great tables. I like making them the non-Shaker way also.

Some great looking wood.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#15 posted 08-11-2010 06:35 PM

Fantastic work here…the combo of BE Maple and Black Walnut is so classic and classy. Great workmanship to boot.

-- Cheers!

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