Pepper Mills of Juniper and Maple w/Black Walnut stripes

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Project by 1stump posted 01-23-2010 01:29 AM 1520 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I turned the mill from maple several years ago using the “guts” from a store bought mill that was made of extremely plain blonde wood. The top portion holds and dispenses salt. It has been used daily in our own home for over 4 years now. It is finished with a poly/oil blend.
The juniper mill I just completed for a customer. My son donated a round of his firewood that had this awesome coloring to me saying I should “make something really cool” out of it. I suppose I should make him one too. When first cut the wood is extremely purple in color. The next one I make will have the salt well in the top also. It’s handy having it all in one spot on the table. I meant to turn some of these out for Christmas, but just never got to it. Maybe next year! The juniper set is finished with cyanaocrylate glue and buffed with 0000 steel wool for a satin finish.
The bases for the grinders keep the loose grindings off of the table top. Dual purpose really, looks good(I think) and keeps the wife happy!

-- Loving what I do, while I do it for Christ !

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#1 posted 01-23-2010 02:16 AM

Nicely done. Like the contrasting colors. I have never seen a base for a grinder before.


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#2 posted 01-23-2010 05:47 AM

Very good glue up, came out very good.

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#3 posted 01-23-2010 08:40 AM

Very nice turnings. Great color in that juniper.

Keep it up.


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#4 posted 01-24-2010 02:14 AM

Great turnings.

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#5 posted 02-01-2010 08:21 AM

Very nice!

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#6 posted 02-02-2010 06:27 AM

Cool turnings

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