In my previous project, I made a wood cocktail glass in a unique way. So I tried making a wooden cocktail shaker this time. It wouldn’t be practical more than a metal one, but I have never seen shakers made from wood, so I made it. There is one more reason that I made this is I would like someone to try making a wood shaker with a lathe. I know it’s much easy to make that compared to my method, but unfortunately I don’t have it. I would like to see people making something different and new with the lather and I hope to see more better wood shakers.
Step 1: Wood Dowels & Rattan Strips
Prepare wood dowels and rattan strips.
1. Drill a hole in a dowel.
2. Cut off from the dowel and sandpaper the surface.
3. Cut another dowel for rolling up rattan strips.
Step 2: Make Parts With Rattan Strips
Roll up the strips around small piece of the dowel. After finished rolling up, form each parts and then apply urushi to make them harden. You can see how to form on my YouTube.
Step 3: Make Pour Spout and Joint Parts of Body & Strainer
Use rice glue-urushi (100% natural organic) to adhere each parts.
Step 4: Finish
Finish with applying urushi over and over again to make it practial.
Step 5: Time to Drink
Now you can enjoy cocktails. I really don't know how to use shaker... but I made Bloody Mary with this shaker. Please check my YouTube!