Space Needle Pepper Mill

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Project by woodgraver posted 11-01-2015 02:05 AM 905 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
Space Needle Pepper Mill
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Took me a few tries on the top, still very fortunate to get this one finished!

-- Jim Pyle, Woodgravers, belfair, WA,

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#1 posted 11-01-2015 02:19 AM

very well done. a bit of work turning i would say not to mention the sanding

-- wiser1934, new york

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#2 posted 11-01-2015 05:26 PM

Interesting design.
How do those “sharp” edges feel on you hand when grinding pepper?

Just my general observation. A lot of wood workers making these tall pepper mills seem to lose the balance of the piece in the design and the top often ends up out weighing the bottom. I think the bottom should appear heavier then the top not only for the appearance but also for the practicality of not tipping over easily.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 11-01-2015 05:40 PM

I think it is the angle of the picture that gives it that allusion, but I was trying to make it to resemble the real space needle, fortunately it hasn’t toppled over yet :). Aside from the dining area ring, the top is smaller than the bottom. The edges aren’t as sharp as they appear, but again, not really a design decision as much as trying to make it look like the real space needle. I guess there is a guy that makes these for sale when you visit the needle, but pricing was too high for a friend, so he asked if I could make him one…I’m happy with the result, but will not be going in to business trying to compete with him! I found it very tricky to turn the sharp rings, ended up getting it on my third try, I actually glued up the wood for the top perpendicular to the base and that seemed to work better and actually looks better from a wood grain perspective.

-- Jim Pyle, Woodgravers, belfair, WA,

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#4 posted 11-01-2015 05:45 PM

Very nice looking. I have only seen pictures of the Space Needle.

-- "I love it when a plan comes together" John "Hannibal" Smith

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#5 posted 11-01-2015 09:37 PM

This really turned out nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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