|Project by Randolph Torres||posted 12-21-2011 05:43 AM||817 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
This is a replica of a concept salt and Pepper Shaker I designed in 6th grade 48 years ago. The project was to make 2 seperate shakes 1 salt 1 pepper, the teacher gave me permission to combine them and warned me it would not work. Well he was very suprised to see it worked as designed. Being this was our first project it was simple a block of wood with two bores, 2 corks and holes to release the goods. The kerf was placed last after the globe was glued. The ash is recycled from a candlestick holder, I boared the chamber, cut the piece in half, cut a kerf in one of the halves and placed a 1/8” diaphram to seperate the chambers. This S/P shaker is Ash, and the globe on top is coopered Maple, The two halves were glued back together and capped then turned round, the cork was turned and sanded on the lathe to fit. The kerf was placed last after the globe was glued.. I didn’t want to see holes so they were hid behind a saw kerf circling the whole shaker. There are holes 180 degrees apart, and holes on either side of the diaphram on one side. If you want Salt shake it on one side (There will be a branded “S” place the S up) Turn it 180 degrees and shake for Pepper, if you want salt and pepper place the S and P horizontal to each other (only on one side 90 degrees from S and P) salt and pepper will come out. So you get Salt, Pepper, or Salt and Pepper out of one shaker. It stands 14 inches is 2 1/2 inches wide.
-- another tip from cooperedpatterns