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Project by TimberMagic posted 03-12-2015 02:18 PM 1370 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a peppermill I made for my wife. (I finally made something for her instead of a present for someone else in the family.) The second picture shows one of the two blanks I got from my glue-up, and the first peppermill I turned. Thin sections of maple. walnut, jatoba, and purpleheart were glued together flat, then cut into two turning pieces. To make the stripes angled on each turning blank, I bandsaw-cut each piece on the diagonal, pieces were flipped and glued to each other, and then the resulting angled ends were trimmed square.

With four different woods, the bores were a little tricky to keep straight. The first peppermill drilled pretty well, the second one was a challenge, and I had to make progress in tiny steps.

-- Lee





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snoman

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#1 posted 03-12-2015 03:43 PM

not only beautiful, but inspirational too! mine are always so drab and boring..thank you for the work and the idea

snoman

-- "just be yourself, everyone else is taken"....Oscar Wilde

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#2 posted 03-12-2015 09:32 PM

Very nice looking peppermll. Nice work.

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

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wiser1934

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#3 posted 03-13-2015 02:53 AM

i am assuming that the grinder is a crush grind click in. am i right??? very nice work. when i do that style of wood blank, i just glue up the wood, cut at a 30 degree angle, reglue , then square the ends off.

-- wiser1934, new york

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TimberMagic

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#4 posted 03-14-2015 05:10 PM

Thanks for positives. The mechanism is CrushGrind. Not sure I like epoxying them in. I think I’ll make a “dovetail” style cutter to cut the capture groove.

-- Lee

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wiser1934

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#5 posted 03-15-2015 01:29 AM

craft supplies has a sorby cutter that does that.

-- wiser1934, new york

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TimberMagic

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#6 posted 03-15-2015 03:17 PM

I saw the cutter, but I hate to spend $45 for such a specialized tool. (Yes, I am a cheapskate …)

I bought a cheap set up Harbor Freight tools that I have used to try my hand at regrinding into specialized tools. I think I’ll take the narrow skew and regrind to try to make my own cutter for the CrushGrind mechanism. I did make a narrow parting tool out of one, and so far, so good. I’ll definitely post as a project if it works well.

-- Lee

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#7 posted 04-15-2015 10:30 PM

This is so cool, great wood choices and fabulous job….I love it.

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