I'd be more inclined to reverse the drilled-out bottom into a jam chuck, but I suppose putting it on a mandrel would work.
Or how about putting onto long chuck jaws in expansion mode?
You'd only be mounting this to finish off a very small area, right?
Start with the blank held in a scroll chuck. The end in the chuck is the top of the shaker. Turn it into a cylinder.
Drill the middle, measure how deep you went using a stick and mark that distance on the outside of the round.
Shape the bottom, shape the sides, start the shape of the top and keep going till there's only a 1/4" or so holding it together.
Sand the outside. Apply friction finish if that's the way you want to go.
Part off the piece, reverse onto the chuck, and finish the top.
Drill the holes for the salt to shake out through last.
That's how I'd do it, I'm sure there are many better ways!
Last edited by duncsuss; 04-20-2012 at 03:28 PM.