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    Salt shaker

    Alright I had to try it. I modified it a bit because I didn't like the idea of pouring salt into the little hole in the bottom. I just turned the "volcano" in the bottom and made the lid tight so I could just take the lid off and pour the salt in that way. This is a revenge salt shakerbox made from the holly vase that convinced me that a face shield is a great idea as it whacked me in the forehead. The vase wasn't hollowed out being the first thing I tried on the lathe that didn't have a mandrel through it so I had some wood to work with. I have been keeping it just for this kind of occasion.This wood was really crumbly as you can see on the bottom, but but I was just seeing if this would work so this is by no means a show piece. It just has a bit of candle wax melted onto it and it does shake salt. I might would put a smaller hole than an 1/8 inch though, a stout shake will put a fair amount out. It is roughly 3"x 2".
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    That's neat, Brian. I had forgotten about this type of salt shaker. Looks like it's time to add another project to the "wanna try it one of these days" list.
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    I'm with Vaughn Brian, wonderful idea and great execution.



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    Thanks yall. I go the idea from Kerry Burtons ornament thread:

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    Jim, I see that you "joined the family" in August. Did you happen to catch my step-by-step for a unique salt shaker in [The Volcano Under]."
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    I like that idea Brian. The pictures really helped me visualize it from a project standpoint. Keep it up!
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    Great job, Brian! This just goes to show that there are always multiple ways to get the job done.

    My design modified the "plug" at the bottom and split the shaker into 3 pieces. Your design turned the whole thing on its head! You may have lost a tiny bit in the initial "How does this work"? reaction from first-time users, but you more than made up for it in the "Easy maintenance" department.

    Keep thinking outside the (salt) box!

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    Great piece. I had also forgotten about this type. Well done.
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    Very Cool!
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