|Project by Oldwest||posted 02-04-2011 11:20 AM||2866 views||5 times favorited||7 comments|
I made these Salt and Pepper shakers last year for Christmas. I got a bunch of laminate beam (Parallam) cut-offs and was trying to figure out what to do with them and came up with these Salt and pepper Shakers. I tried turning them but the tear out was tremendous and I had to make a lot of them so I decided to make them an octagon.
I used 1” pvc pipe which the ID was 1” and the OD was 1 3/8. The bung hole cover is a 1” cover by Craft Supplies USA. The salt top and bottom is maple and the pepper is walnut. I used Seal Coat for the base coat and 2 coats of general Finishes wipe on Urethane. I also used Wunderfill from Rockler, I came too really like this product for the application as there are many voids that it filled and you cannot tell where I used it.
I love the 3d look that you can get from the beam and hope other people have done some projects with it so I can get more ideas.
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