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Grinders and Napkin Holder

These are small grinders (PSI kit) standing 6" high, the pepper was turned from Myrtle, and the Salt from Maple. The stand is 8" x 5" x 7" high, one in Walnut the other in Maple, each stand includes a Toothpick Holder standing 3" high, one in Leopardwood and the other in Bloodwood. The turnings were finished with a Shellac friction on the lathe. The stand was finished with Danish Oil followed with Howards Feed N Wax and buffed. 

These are made as a couple of Christmas gifts this year. (I'll give Pottz credit for the idea).

Thanks for looking and comments are always welcome and appreciated. 

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hey you followin me buddy ? very cool project man !

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Thanks Barb. I may be making a set for the house now.

Thanks Pottz. Yea, we get ideas from folks and run with it, maybe with a few modifications.

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Nice, Eric! Good thing I convinced my sweetie that it was ok to keep a paper towel roll on the table. No need for a napkin holder around here! ;-P
Nice gift idea!

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

Fancy! Great job:)

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Way more stylish than the set I just bought - for 80 euros (yikes) made by Peugot, yes, the French Company that makes cars.

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I like the set-up you have for these, especially the indentions for them to set in. Great job.  Mike
Nice design and great work, perfect for any table. I agree with previous comments that these make great gifts, just in time for the holidays. 
Thanks Dave. I am a little hesitant at times to show mine some of the projects, keeps me from having to make them. Of course, that goes both ways to. She showed me a really cool shelf idea this past week, a Tree of Life, it is metal that has been formed like a tree trunk with branches and has live edge shelves. could take up a wall and would be great for displaying my father's carvings.

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Thanks Ryan. Tis the season.

Thanks Yrti. Just something practical, and easy to hold.

Thanks Brian. The hand made gifts are always better then something one can buy. Didn't that company make bicycles too?

Thanks Mike. Needed something to keep the set together, and that worked out well. It helps when one has the tools too.

Thanks OldTool. Yes, great gifts and so good that I will need to make another set just for the house. She said the Maple with Bloodwood. However, I do like the way the Bloodwood finishes, smooth as a silk.

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Looks good, nice gifts.   Love the finish.


i simply love these they will make very nice gifts GR8 JOB 😍😎


Thanks Ron, The Danish Oil and Wax always leaves a nice finish

Thanks Tony, One is for my sister, and I am sure she will like it.

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The best gifts are things that will always be set out and in use. Doesn't need to be expensive, just simple and functional!
Thanks Splinter. Yes, those make the best gifts, a reminder every day.

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Beautiful set, beautiful wood, very good turning projects.


Thanks Ivan. I have been getting back into the lathe work.

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Very cool Eric, I like that it holds everything together in one place.

"The Answer Is Blowin'n In The Wind" John D

Thanks John. The Walnut one was a gift for my Sister, and she loved it. I also included a jar each of peppercorns and sea salt. 

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