Oak and Maple Salt Shakers

I made a set of salt and pepper shakers for our kitchen.

I started by cutting squares of maple and oak and gluing them together.  I glued up a single stack with the salt and pepper shakers all together. One they were dried I then turned them on the lathe to get them round.

I had some end grain tear out so I sanded it starting with 80 grit and went up to 1200.

 

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I used the miter box to cut the two shakers apart.

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Then I used the belt sander to flatten the top and bottoms and to make both shakers the same height.

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I then used the drill press to drill out the hole for the salt and pepper.

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I used a spade bit for the initial hole and then used a forstner bit to create a recess for the top of the cork.

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I also used the drill press to drill a P and S on the tops. Sophie asked who the S one was for and was disappointed that it wasn’t hers and that I wasn’t going to make her one.

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The pepper shaker is oak with a single maple band, and is a bit darker than the salt shaker which is maple with a single oak band.

I finished the outsides with a couple of light coats with Watco Danish Oil. The insides are unfinished.

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One Response to Oak and Maple Salt Shakers

  1. Adam B says:

    I love these and think they’re some of your finest work. :)

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