This project can be done in an afternoon and salt and pepper shakers make a great small gift. Also you aren’t using as much material as with a large project. You can personalize the shakers by decorating it further than he did in the video. In the video he uses Sapele and Maple wood. The Maple he used is from a shipping pallet. You could cut the corners at a 45 to make it octagonal or use a lathe on the wood for rounder shakers.
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