|Project by FJPetruso||posted 01-09-2015 06:26 AM||1014 views||0 times favorited||1 comment|
I finally got around to turning some salt & pepper grinders. A friend gave me some pieces of old growth fir that was 4” X 4” posts off of someone’s old front porch. The wood was really beautiful & was just the right sizes for making grinders. As turners find out quickly, fir isn’t really a good wood for turning & if you do use it sharp tools are a must. I used super glue to help stabilize the wood several times during turning to deal with some small cracks & a couple of nail holes. A bit more sanding was involved too. They looked great with nearly 70 slow growth years of rings showing on the finished grinders.
I also made a couple of mahogany grinders that came out nice… But not as nice as the fir grinders.
-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"