A peppermill and salt shaker made out of claro walnut. Finish is gloss acrylic (sort of my favorite finish these days). Walnut has a very pungent small, but I like the figure, especially the voids in these pieces.
These are a gift for our friends Laurie and Bruce. They are two of the nicest people we know and are always there to help. Laurie is my colleague at Chabot and I consider her to be one of my mentors. Her husband Bruce is in construction and we’ve asked him for help numerous times–whether borrowing tools or having him do a preliminary inspection on a house we made an offer on. I wanted to give them a gift, and I had made this peppermill and salt shaker, so there you go!
The first pic is with a flash. The second is without a flash. The true color of the wood is probably in between.