Walnut Pepper Mill

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Project by TedM posted 10-22-2008 06:15 PM 1837 views 3 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Here’s a pepper mill that I turned at a recent class at Lee Valley that was taught by Stephen Zwerling. Stephen is a local professional turner.

The mill is about 8” tall and finished with Shellawax.

I believe what I like best about these classes is that they make you take the time to do something different. I’ve been wanting to do one of these for awhile. Also, in the case of the pepper grinder it was nice to be show the sequence for making one since there is a fair amount of rechucking.

Thanks for looking!

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#1 posted 10-22-2008 06:38 PM

Nice job Ted. I like the swirl/barberpole effect from the wood grain.


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#2 posted 10-22-2008 07:11 PM

A beautiful creation!

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#3 posted 10-22-2008 07:32 PM

Wow, the grain tells you that you are suppose to twist it to work. Good looking piece.



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#4 posted 10-22-2008 07:54 PM

Walnut is my favorite. You selected a perfect piece. Great job.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 10-23-2008 04:29 AM

Very Nice Ted! I’ve been wanting to start making mills. A year or so ago I bought several hardware kits, but just haven’t made them a priority yet. You did a great job on this and I agree with the others…the grain in the walnut is perfect for a peppermill.

Thanks for posting it.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#6 posted 10-23-2008 05:09 AM

Nice looking pepper mill, Ted. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#7 posted 10-23-2008 02:14 PM

Thanks for the kind comments! Although I never chose the piece of wood I too was thrilled to see the grain appear.

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit and sign up for my project updates!

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