I have always had a fascination with salt and pepper shakers.
I have always had a fascination with science glass.
I combined the two. I feel like I invented the peanut butter cup.
Total Cost – $3
I found the flasks at a junk store.
I found the wine cork in my junk drawer.
Basically I’m making something here out of a bunch of junk.
The flasks cost $1.50 each.
1. Place your cork in a vice to hold it steady. Cut through it with a hacksaw. This will make a cleaner cut than trying to use a knife. Make each piece of cork long enough to fit tightly in the neck of the flask while still leaving enough on the outside of the neck so you can grab it to remove it when you need to refill the shaker. Mine are each around 1/2 “.
2. Salt Shaker: Using an electric drill fitted with a 7/64 drill bit, drill a series of holes into one of the corks.
3. Pepper Shaker: Using an electric drill fitted with a 5/32 drill bit, drill a single hole in the centre of the cork.
4. Start shaking.
You need to real use cork. The kind the beautiful country Portugal provides us with. You can’t use the weird, sudo cork stuff that’s kind of rubbery because when you try to drill holes in it the material it’s made of just sort of pushes away as opposed to drilling out. It just doesn’t work so don’t bother trying.
I know there’s one of you out there who’s going to try. I know that. I’m O.K. with it, but you’ve been warned.
I think I’m going to have a much more difficult time creating something out of my other two loves. Chipmunks and bacon.
note: These are brand new flasks purchased from a store that sells unusual things, NOT used things.