Our Last Meeting
Last month Mike McReynolds showed us how to turn an upside down salt shaker. Mike started by turning the blank into a cylinder between centers, measured off the length of the shaker leaving enough to make the insert. He shaped the shaker to the rough shape then drilled a 1 1/2 in hole 1 5/8 in deep in the end. He domed the top (bottom of the hole) and put an 1/8 in rabbet for the insert to seat into. Finish shaping the outside of the shaker took him to turning the insert. The insert is sized to fit the rabbet in the bottom then a shallow vee is turned with an 1/8 in hole about 1 1/2 in deep. Then a column is turned to come within 1/2 in from the dome of the shaker.
Demo challenge: The demo challenge this month is, of course, upside down salt shakers. Let's see how creative we can be and remember, the a lucky member (by drawing) of the demo challenge takes home a gift certificate to Craft Supplies, USA.
The video of each meetings' demo are available in the library on DVD to be checked out by members.