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Pepper Mills of Juniper and Maple w/Black Walnut stripes

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Project by 1stump posted 1642 days ago 1213 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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WoodSparky

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#1 posted 1642 days ago

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

Tom

-- So Many tools, So little time

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#2 posted 1642 days ago

Very good glue up, came out very good.

-- Tom D

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#3 posted 1642 days ago

Very nice turnings. Great color in that juniper.

Keep it up.

Scrappy

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#4 posted 1641 days ago

Great turnings.

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#5 posted 1633 days ago

Very nice!

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 1632 days ago

Cool turnings

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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