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Project by socrbent posted 01-23-2014 04:37 AM 562 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Made 18 marshmallow shooters, 5 pair of salt shakers/pepper grinders and my first cutting board for this past Christmas as presents.

The marshmallow shooters got away with out photos but were similar to this earlier project – Click for details. The salt shakers were maple and the pepper grinders were mahogany with a blo and wax finish. The cutting board is made from maple, walnut and padauk with mineral oil finish.
My turning skills improved with the repetition on the salt n pepper units. I learned a lot making the cutting board especially the glue ups. The final 13” square size seemed much smaller until it was assembled. The paduak borad looked orange until the mineral oil was applied. Then it turned a nice dark shade of red looking much like the wall color we have in our kitchen.

-- socrbent Ohio





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wseand

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#1 posted 01-24-2014 03:10 PM

All great projects, I really like the cutting board very nice.

Marshmallow shooters fantastic, need one for sure,

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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Fishinbo

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#2 posted 01-28-2014 02:50 PM

Awesome gifts they are! Beautiful wood and shape on the shakers. Like the pattern and wood mix on the board. The crossbows are fun. Great job!

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