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Project by hairy posted 06-26-2014 10:11 PM 2616 views 17 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Put a little spice in your life. Or salt, or pepper. This will bring it down to size, pulverize it, crush it and spit it out. Right on your steak or omelet.

I was hoping to take this to a local handmade crafts store along with some other things. This is my prototype. I will probably make a different carriage if I expect to sell it. It does what it should, it holds the grinder when not in use. I just think it could and should be better to go in a store.

Drill before turning. Each half gets 3 different holes drilled. I did the barrel first , started at the tail end and worked my way back to the headstock.

I part the barrel off with a handsaw, and then drill and turn the cap end.Part that off and put it on a jam chuck to clean up the end.

The carriage is joined with internal dowel pins. I cut washers from a coffee can lid to keep the wheelsaway from the body.

Crush Grind ceramic mill kit .

Cherry 12” x 3”, Walnut carriage , Lacquer

-- My reality check bounced...





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wiswood2

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#1 posted 06-26-2014 11:05 PM

Great idea.
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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hoss12992

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#2 posted 06-26-2014 11:28 PM

This is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Mean_Dean

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#3 posted 06-27-2014 12:07 AM

I love the cannon look of this thing!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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neverenougftackle

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#4 posted 06-27-2014 12:09 AM

NEET IDEA !!!!

Ya know that the Spanish in the early 18th built several of these in all kinds of different designs. All a guy would need to do, is to add to the bronze in its patina. To distinguish between salt & peper.

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bake

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#5 posted 06-27-2014 12:22 AM

I have been wanting to turn some pepper mills. Now I think you have inspired me to do so.
My last name is Cannon, I’m sure I need this on the kitchen table.

-- I love the smell of Home Depot in the morning, it smells like.......carpentry. Bake, Bar Lazy U Woodworks, Lehi,UT.

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 06-27-2014 12:48 AM

Super idea. A great looking pepper gun or cannon. Great work.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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sras

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#7 posted 06-27-2014 01:41 AM

OK, it’s been said alot, but – Cool Idea!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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Cliff

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#8 posted 06-27-2014 09:36 AM

Looks good Hairy. Well constructed.

Cliff.

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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stefang

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#9 posted 06-27-2014 12:58 PM

Fun grinder Hairy. I love the cannon look.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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marter1229

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#10 posted 06-27-2014 03:16 PM

What a great idea, I like it.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho https://www.facebook.com/SillyLillyBowsAndMore

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helluvawreck

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#11 posted 06-27-2014 03:32 PM

I really like this, Hairy. It’s very creative.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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Randy_ATX

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#12 posted 06-27-2014 05:45 PM

Very nice. I love the angle and perspective of the first photo.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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Woodbridge

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#13 posted 06-27-2014 07:48 PM

What a wonderful idea. That is a really cool project.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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majuvla

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#14 posted 06-28-2014 10:50 AM

Does it realy works? Anyway it looks great!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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hairy

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#15 posted 06-28-2014 02:00 PM

Thank you all for the encouragement !!!

Ivan, all I can say right now is it likely will work. I haven’t tested it, but I have made others using the same mechanism, and they all work well. Thanks for reminding me, I should test it before trying to sell it.

I prevent finish from getting inside when applying just to be safe. It is adjustable for coarse or fine grind.

-- My reality check bounced...

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