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Project by hairy posted 35 days ago 1103 views 11 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

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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#1 posted 35 days ago

Great idea.

-- Chuck, wiswood2

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#2 posted 35 days ago

This is really cool. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#3 posted 35 days ago

I love the cannon look of this thing!

-- Dean

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#4 posted 35 days ago


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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#5 posted 35 days ago

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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#6 posted 35 days ago

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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#7 posted 35 days ago

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

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#8 posted 35 days ago

Looks good Hairy. Well constructed.


-- Cliff Australia

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#9 posted 35 days ago

Fun grinder Hairy. I love the cannon look.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 34 days ago

What a great idea, I like it.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho

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#11 posted 34 days ago

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

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#12 posted 34 days ago

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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#13 posted 34 days ago

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

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#14 posted 34 days ago

Does it realy works? Anyway it looks great!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#15 posted 34 days ago

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.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...

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