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Offline Derek

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Salt and Pepper set
« on: August 16, 2019, 08:42:42 AM »
I have quite a few bowls balls so I set myself a task of making a salt and pepper set from just one of them. They measure 4 1/4" one way and 5" the other as they are not true circles, by cutting one in half I managed to get each pot from those and now they measure 2 1/4" each. The pots are Lignum Vitae The base is from Oak as is the support for the white sphere which is made from Beech painted, this represents the Jack in the game.
I know there is going to be a few replies reference the material used but C & C welcome all the same

The before and two after photos.


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Re: Salt and Pepper set
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2019, 08:48:01 AM »
I would be interested to know how you cut it in half.Years ago before I knew any better I tried to cut one in half on the bandsaw it spun and shot over my shoulder I was very lucky it did not hit me in the face.
I think they are very nice .

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Re: Salt and Pepper set
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2019, 10:53:38 AM »
I would be interested to know how you cut it in half.Years ago before I knew any better I tried to cut one in half on the bandsaw it spun and shot over my shoulder I was very lucky it did not hit me in the face.
I think they are very nice .

Regards George

Thank you George.

I know what you mean about what happens with a bandsaw I also learnt my lesson a couple of years ago doing the same. This time I did it the hard way and cut it by hand it took ages to get through it ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Salt and Pepper set
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2019, 10:54:29 AM »
Make a jig to hold the ball before putting through the saw.

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Re: Salt and Pepper set
« Reply #4 on: August 16, 2019, 10:58:43 AM »
Make a jig to hold the ball before putting through the saw.

Pete

I seem to have a corner of the workshop dedicated to jigs of various types and sizes must sort through them and dispose of or alter for other purposes. But then having another 16 balls to work through should be worth it

Offline John Plater

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Re: Salt and Pepper set
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2019, 11:48:21 AM »
Mounted between centres and parted into two ? Re-purposing a bowling bowl is fine, just don't try to sell them ??
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Re: Salt and Pepper set
« Reply #6 on: August 16, 2019, 12:28:17 PM »
Mounted between centres and parted into two ? Re-purposing a bowling bowl is fine, just don't try to sell them ??
ATB John

Why not sell them John?

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Offline John Plater

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Re: Salt and Pepper set
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2019, 03:04:17 PM »
Lignum Vitae is on Appendix 1 of the CITES Convention. My understanding is that products made from it should not be offered for sale.
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Re: Salt and Pepper set
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2019, 03:54:51 PM »
Need to check that out as I understood that it was like ivory, new import were illegal and old, recycled or restored items were fine.


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Re: Salt and Pepper set
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2019, 05:52:52 PM »
Re the selling of Lignum. I was of the understanding if made from old stock it can be sold in this country and the EU, as long as we are a member. Other than that certification required and export/custom declarations required which cost and not worth the hassle as far as I’m concerned.
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Re: Salt and Pepper set
« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2019, 08:49:34 PM »
What a great idea.

I see these at a Bowls Club annual dinner in from of the chairman at the Top Table.
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Re: Salt and Pepper set
« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2019, 10:26:31 PM »
Thank you Bryan

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Re: Salt and Pepper set
« Reply #12 on: September 02, 2019, 10:23:52 AM »
Lignum Vitae is on Appendix 1 of the CITES Convention. My understanding is that products made from it should not be offered for sale.
ATB John
I think if it is reclaimed timber you can do what you like with it, if you can't then I can make a few suggestions of where to put it!! ;D ;D ;D