There is a first time for everything. I haven’t carved a set of Salt and Pepper Shakers before. A gift for a friend has been weighing heavy on my mind for a year. He asked me to carve him a set of Salt and Pepper Shakers for his “lady friend.”
Well after much thought…I designed a pair of loons.
Here they are rough cut. The wood is Yellow Popple (Aspen) and I sure like it for carving.
I spent most of Saturday with Far Guys help carving out the innards where a bit of salt and pepper could go. Then I painted and sealed them. The corks on the bottom came from a garage sale set of shakers. That hole for the cork was a bit scary…but our method worked real good.
The pair is finished, sealed and packaged in a box all ready and waiting for our friend from Oklahoma to arrive. He is retired Air Force and a local boy…full of fun. Divorced but still talks about his wife kindly. I hope he still has the same “lady friend” who collects salt and pepper shakers! He was still taking her to dinner and a movie and whatever follows back in April.
I will never carve another set of Salt and Pepper Shakers…I probably have 12 hours in the pair…way too fussy of a carving project for me.
Update: Christmas Ornaments: 27 are completely finished, 5 are in process. I need at least 73 this year.