Salt and pepper shakers

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Project by AJswoodshop posted 493 days ago 1229 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got the idea to make these salt and pepper shakers from garagewoodworks and I thought it would be a great project for a beginning woodworker. Made from walnut and maple and with a food-safe finish on them, they turned out great. I decided to try and make two different sizes, a tall, and a short. I think the shorter one is easier to handle, but the taller one holds more salt (or pepper). On the tall shaker, I used a roundover bit to round the edges, the the shorter shaker has chamfers on its edges. On the shorter one, I also cut a cove profile on two of the sides. I think the cove profile wasn’t the best, but it was fun trying out different router bits. Thanks garagewoodworks for giving me the idea!

-- If I can do can you! -AJswoodshop

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#1 posted 493 days ago

Nice job AJ! They turned out great!

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-- If I can do can you! -AJswoodshop

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#3 posted 493 days ago

Nicework, the relief chamfer is a unique detail.

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#4 posted 493 days ago

Way to go, AJ!............Jim

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#5 posted 492 days ago

Nice AJ, Cool project!

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#6 posted 492 days ago

Great look’in project, way to go AJ

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#7 posted 492 days ago

Thanks guys!

-- If I can do can you! -AJswoodshop

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