Salt and Pepper Mill

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Project by Indiana_Parrothead posted 10-07-2009 04:19 PM 2719 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is another of my turning projects. This is just a simple salt and pepper mill. The wood is honduran mahogany and in the top it has a Turquoise “inlace” inlay. These were sanded to 1200 grit and finished with Mylands friction polish.

I really like using Inlace, it is a simple way to add just that little extra to a project.

I also like do turning with simple graceful shapes. I have two blanks of olive wood from Bethlehem that I paid a small fourtune for that I want to make into a set of salt and pepper mills. It will be a Christmas present for my wife. There are some splits in them that I am filling with powdered Jasper.

-- We are the people our parents warned us about.

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#1 posted 10-07-2009 04:44 PM

Love it, Nice and Simple!

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#2 posted 10-07-2009 05:16 PM


What type of mechanism did you use for the pepper grinder?

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#3 posted 10-07-2009 05:26 PM

I used mechanisms from Craft Supply for both the salt and pepper mills. Here are the links:

The pepper mech looks to be a cast metal. the salt mech is plastic to avoid corrsion. I have not tried the crush grind mechanism yet but want to in the future. But they are more exxpensive.

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#4 posted 10-07-2009 06:10 PM

Simple but nice good job.

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#5 posted 10-08-2009 02:00 AM

Mike, nice work. I’m the wife will love it.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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