Synopses & Reviews
Please pass the salt! And pepper! This first ever book dedicated to turning salt and pepper shakers and mills will guide turners in creating small projects that are practical and beautiful, perfect for yourself or to give as a handmade gift. The 30 step-by-step projects, rated by level of difficulty, are fairly easy to finish and use only small amounts of expensive materials. While turning wood is the focus, author Chris West also shows how the same design can be reconceived using different accessories—like glass, metals, or ceramics—and assembly methods. The designs include both traditional and CrushGrind mechanisms, which allow for more flexibility and grinding options (for coarse or fine grit). A gallery of work from internationally recognized turners rounds out this craft-pleasing book filled with beautiful pieces.
No book like this anywhere. Finally, just what wood turners and crafters have always wanted: Turning Salt & Pepper Shakers and Mills a complete book dedicated to turning these household necessities into small works of art. Written by veteran turner Chris West of the UK, it is the last word on crafting shakers in fine woods and high-end materials.
Step-by-step instructions. Create one-of-a-kind pieces for yourself or as gifts with the 30 precise plans, 500 photos, and unlimited inspiration you ll find here. With projects organized by level of difficulty, you can also build your skills, from beginner to advanced, as your work your way through the book.
Projects with great appeal. Whatever your skill level, there s nothing more satisfying than creating an end product that is both useful and beautiful, yet takes only a minimum of time, material, and tools to complete.
Turn out work that s small but exquisite.
About the Author
CHRIS WEST has been turning wood for more than 30 years, specializing in turning salt and pepper mills and shakers for the last 12. He’s written extensively for Woodturning magazine and gives talks about his experience throughout the U.K., where he lives.
Table of Contents
Foreword (Gary Rance)
Techniques and Materials
Mill Projects (traditional mechanism)
Mill projects (CrushGrind mechanism)