Salt & Pepper Grinders

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Project by Jim posted 10-31-2008 05:31 AM 1630 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been experimenting with different glue-ups to vary the patterns for this year’s Christmas presents – only trouble is that my bride wants to keep them all…I’ve got a decent technique figured out for making them, just need more time!

-- Jim

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#1 posted 10-31-2008 05:54 AM

these are cool. I wish I could do this. no lathe in the near future for me yet though. one thing at a time. keep posting as you continue to refine. I can’t imagine things getting much better than these.

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#2 posted 10-31-2008 07:55 AM

Those are nice. I really would like to learn how to turn those babies! You don’t live near Dayton Ohio … do you?


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#3 posted 10-31-2008 10:48 AM

Very beautiful turnings.
You should learn the art of turning down too.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 10-31-2008 11:25 AM

Very nice! I particularly like the one farthest to the left.

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#5 posted 10-31-2008 01:22 PM

Beautiful Work!! Folks will really love these, get prepared for requests from their friends!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 10-31-2008 01:45 PM

Great looking group of pepper mills, see that you like the crush grind mechanism. About to make a few myself for an up and coming craft fair, but will stick to the more traditional stainless steel version mechanism that the buying public is more familiar with. The segmented mills are particularly my favorite. Is the one in the center Zebra wood?
The local supplier here in upstate NY charges $16.50 /bd ft, which makes it tough to make anything and resell it in this economy.

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#7 posted 10-31-2008 02:43 PM

Nice looking group of grinders. Thanks for sharing, Jim.

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

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#8 posted 10-31-2008 04:43 PM

Very nice looking grinders. I would love to make these myself someday. I like making useful projects like this and not so much making knicknacks.

-- Rusty

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#9 posted 10-31-2008 07:28 PM

Very nice, yea thats the idea, is make some money and have some fun. If it aint fun anymore why bother.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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