Salt & Pepper Mills and Shakers

During the long Winter months here in New England, you look for projects like these that are relatively small, and produce things that are functional.  These mills/shakers are made from Cherry and Walnut.  The Cherry was from a solid 3" square post, but the Walnut was made from three 1" deep scrap pieces that I glued together.  The mill/shaker guts were purchased from Penn State Industries.  Now, I'm certainly no expert at wood turning as evidenced by how the profiles differ between the salt and pepper mills, for example.  Odd thing is that I built a duplicator jig for my mini lathe about a year ago, but I was too lazy to dust it off and use it!   Still, I'm generally pleased with how these came out.  


well done alan.

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

Nicely done!

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