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Salt and Pepper Shakers in Koa

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Project by BarbS posted 07-09-2013 06:55 PM 1012 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a pair of spice shakers, 5” tall, with rubber bungs in the bottoms to add the salt or pepper. The Koa is a beautiful wood, and polished up like a gem. I think I’ll do more of these; once I figured out the drilling sequence, it’s pretty easy. Drilling things seems to be my big challenge, not turning them!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/





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mmh

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#1 posted 07-09-2013 06:56 PM

Very nice set! The koa is quite beautiful!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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SPalm

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#2 posted 07-09-2013 07:07 PM

Those a sweet Barb.
Which is salt and which is pepper? We always have that debate in my house.

I have problems with both turning and drilling, so you are ahead of me.
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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BarbS

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#3 posted 07-09-2013 08:31 PM

Thanks! Steve, the tops I bought are both the same, so I stamped an ‘S’ and a ‘P’ on them with samll letter stamps from Lee Valley tools. If observant, that should work for people.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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#4 posted 07-09-2013 09:13 PM

Neat job Barb, love that timber, you always manage to get a lovely finish to your work :)
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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doubleDD

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#5 posted 07-10-2013 12:42 AM

Nice looking set of spice shakers Barb. Beautiful wood. When the wood is identical as in your case I sometimes darken the top of the pepper shaker or add a extra ring on the salt shaker (two if by sea salt) to show the difference. Of course they still have to give it a good look but it works for me.

-- --Dave, Downers Grove, Il. When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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Roger

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#6 posted 07-10-2013 12:53 AM

Very nicely done Barb. Very clean lookin

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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BarbS

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#7 posted 07-10-2013 11:43 PM

‘Two if by sea salt,’ I like that. Thanks, everyone, for your kind comments.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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Vicki

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#8 posted 07-11-2013 01:39 AM

They are beautiful. I didn’t know you could make that kind. Where did you get the hardware?

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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BarbS

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#9 posted 07-11-2013 10:49 AM

Thank you, Vicki. Both the salt shaker tops and the rubber plugs are from Craft Supplies USA

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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helluvawreck

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#10 posted 07-11-2013 02:00 PM

These are very nice, Barb. The wood is beautiful.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#11 posted 07-12-2013 02:24 PM

Very pretty spice shakers! Great shape and finish, the wood is gorgeous. Great job!

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BarbS

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#12 posted 07-13-2013 12:38 AM

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