Cholla Pepper Grinder

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Project by Ronald G Campbell posted 09-30-2015 12:37 AM 1048 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A 6 inch pepper grinder from Cholla cactus. Cast in Alumilite and turned. Has blue color and Mica powder.
Comments and critique welcome

-- Ron Campbell

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#1 posted 09-30-2015 01:46 AM

Wow!! That is sure different and gorgeous.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#2 posted 09-30-2015 03:53 AM

^^^What he said! WOW!! Prettiest pepper grinder I’ve ever seen, Ron. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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Bob Collins

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#3 posted 09-30-2015 05:03 AM

Great pepper grinder Ron, I just love what you do with the Chollo Cactus, beautiful coloring.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#4 posted 09-30-2015 07:50 AM

“Cast in Alumilite …” What does this mean. It’s very fetching, Ron. Want to know more.

-- Mark

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#5 posted 09-30-2015 10:24 AM

I like this mill. Also want to know about the “cast in alumilite”. Thank you.

-- Jan, Free State Province, South Africa

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Ronald G Campbell

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#6 posted 09-30-2015 12:03 PM

“Cast in Alumilite …” What does this mean. It s very fetching, Ron. Want to know more.

- Mark Wilson

Alumilite is a resin that you pour into a mold and then it goes into a pressure pot where it cures for a couple hours. The worst problem is that the cholla has to be baked as it has a zero tolerance for humidity. The stuff is expensive too.

-- Ron Campbell

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Jim Jakosh

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#7 posted 09-30-2015 12:05 PM

Outstanding. A real eye catcher, Ron!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 09-30-2015 12:17 PM

Nice pepper grinder, have seen pens but never something that big. There’s people on etsy who sell the cholla at a decent price.

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#9 posted 09-30-2015 01:16 PM

Great looking grinder.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#10 posted 09-30-2015 02:33 PM

Nice pepper grinder! Now I’m waiting for the salt shaker! Roman

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#11 posted 10-01-2015 03:00 AM

A lot of work with this one Ron, the result being well worth it, I like it

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#12 posted 10-03-2015 11:03 AM

Unique and beautiful.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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