Antique Maple Pepper Mill

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This is a replica of an antique pepper mill I saw in a local museum. The top is all cast bronze (Penn State Industries) and the bottom is turned from Figured Maple and finished with Shellawax. It was easy to turn the outside but boring out the inside on a drill press was quite a challenge. I had to drill from top and bottom in the hope of meeting up exactly in the middle. My drill press has a 3.5” stroke and the base is 5” high.

-- Jim in Langley BC Canada ---

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#1 posted 01-18-2010 03:46 AM


-- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

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#2 posted 01-18-2010 03:45 PM

Very interesting piece. Boring into endgrain is a BEAR!

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#3 posted 01-18-2010 08:39 PM

You inspire me Jim – just ordered a pepper mill from Penn state and plan to use figured maple.

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#4 posted 01-30-2010 05:34 AM

Great design. I’ve looked at the grinders at Penn state but never bought one. I did pick up a couple of Post Office box doors. But I’ve never used them either.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#5 posted 02-13-2010 05:43 AM

Interesting project Jim.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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