White Oak Salt and Pepper Shakers

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Project by Jim Earl posted 04-03-2007 03:04 AM 1990 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

When you talk about Pallet wood, Heres what I make out of them. These are a few I had left over that are odd balls. The saecond pair is one set of the original sets I made for them. When I first started Making them, I used some lumber that my Dad and Uncle tore out of the old School House that they went to. My Uncle bought the property and the building, and made a beautiful log cabin on the spot, but before he would give me any of the old wood, I had to promise that I would make all the Family, something that They would have from the old school building.

I have sence started useing Pallet wood. they are truely a kitchen keep sake.

-- Jim Earl

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#1 posted 04-03-2007 03:10 AM

Very creative Jim and the family has a momento.

Great job.

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

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Dick, & Barb Cain

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#2 posted 04-03-2007 03:20 AM

Very nice Jim, I like the one with the Deer.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 04-03-2007 03:47 AM

Good use of reclaimed wood.

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#4 posted 04-03-2007 05:12 AM

yes Dick, but is that the seasoning FOR deer, or is that what’s In the shaker?... I mean the S&P are clearly labeled ;)

always nice to see wood reused in any project, especially something with a family connection.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#5 posted 04-03-2007 05:55 AM

good use of extra wood!

-- "What one can make with good tools is limited only by one's talent" (

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#6 posted 04-04-2007 03:31 AM

That was great use of the wood, the image of the deer is really nice looking as well as the contrasting wood on the ends.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#7 posted 04-05-2007 03:41 AM

Nice! How do you add the salt? Do you have a hole in the bottom or does the top come off?

-- Jesus is Lord!

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Jim Earl

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#8 posted 04-05-2007 04:06 AM

I forgot to add all the specs. and to tell you all about these. They average 4-1/2” tall and 1-1/2 – 2” square with a double hole in the bottom with a rubber cork so that you can take them off easier. I tried the cork corks but when you try and remove them they tend to fall apart. I made these with white oak, maple and pine wood. I Love to just get into my shop wether it be a shed, garage, or even my shop I had and just find a piece of wood and start making difference peice out of my head. Once I have all the measurements I than draw them out and put all the measurements down then take it home and prduce a print of the item. many items has come out of this way and I assure you that I feel many more will come out again. Thank all of you ofr all your comments and support you have given me over the past year, and There is never a finer group than the LumberJocks. I am proud to say I am a member. Your frind and fellow LJ Jim

-- Jim Earl

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