Made with the Woodturner Kit, this custom turned combination salt shaker and pepper mill shows the beauty in burl wood. The Pyinma blank showed the curly grain that is common in the Pyinma tree. In fact Pyinma is one of the curliest woods around. This resulted in satiny sheen and the appearance of depth in the grain.
Native to Southeast Asia, Pyinma is also marketed in the United States as Asian Satinwood, but it is not related to other types of satinwood. It is related to commonly sold ornamental trees referred to as Crepe Myrtles.
Like all FastKarma WoodCraft custom products, this is a one-of-a-kind handmade product. It was turned and drilled on a lathe according to the instructions provided with the Woodturner Kit. I was sealed with a sanding sealer and then finished with a clear lacquer.
This is more than just a utility for the kitchen. Functional and beautiful, this is heirloom quality and a great addition to your dining room table.