Salt & Pepper Shakers in Big Leaf Maple

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Project by BarbS posted 03-27-2014 03:01 PM 1524 views 5 times favorited 23 comments Add to Favorites Watch

About five inches tall, with Danish oil, Beal buffed and waxed. So much character to this wood!


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#1 posted 03-27-2014 03:20 PM

Really nice looking work.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 03-27-2014 03:37 PM

Nice Barb,
I live in big leaf maple country and it is one of my all time favourites.
These have lovely grain and you’ve done a great job on the finish.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#3 posted 03-27-2014 04:05 PM


Lots of Character in the wood!

Great Job!

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#4 posted 03-27-2014 04:45 PM

Wow – those are sweet. Nice work Barb…..

-- Jeff .... Minnesota, USA

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#5 posted 03-27-2014 05:36 PM

Sweet Barb , nice figures , nice turnings !

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#6 posted 03-27-2014 05:37 PM

Barb, those are fantastic looking Shakers – I really like the wood and the finish is fantastic!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#7 posted 03-27-2014 05:38 PM


That finish really makes the grain pop! Thanks for sharing.


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#8 posted 03-27-2014 06:45 PM

Beautiful set!

Two questions: Where did you get the metal tops for the shakers? How do you fill the shakers?

Thanks for sharing,

-- Leafherder

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#9 posted 03-27-2014 08:17 PM

Love the timber Barb & the way you’ve kept it simple to show the wood, lovely job :)

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

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#10 posted 03-27-2014 08:21 PM

Those look great. Love the wood. Great job

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#11 posted 03-27-2014 09:46 PM

Once again, beautiful work! Luv em!

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#12 posted 03-27-2014 10:00 PM

Barb- you that wood look so NICE. Beautiful!!!!

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#13 posted 03-27-2014 10:00 PM

Thanks, everyone. The shaker tops (and rubber plugs on the bottom for filling) are both available at Craft Supplies USA

And, Thanks Mike!!


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#14 posted 03-27-2014 11:11 PM

Well done Barb.
Love that maple. And you kept the design simple – I like that.


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#15 posted 03-28-2014 01:44 AM

Very nice Barb.

-- - Terry

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