|Project by shredkeenan||posted 03-22-2010 04:01 AM||1747 views||3 times favorited||8 comments|
This is my first pepper mill which will be a wedding present for my old college roommate. I have never seen this box joint technique used before in turning.
Just a word of caution if you are interested in trying this – due to the length of the cuts, a router table jig is not the best since it wants to pull the wood sideways. If your slots don’t end up perfectly perpendicular to the blank, then the pieces are not going to fit together. Use a table saw with a dado set and make sure your jig is DEAD-ON. Then, when you are gluing the 4 pieces together, use 30 minute epoxy. Think of all the surface area you are bringing together – I used Titebond III and I ended up with one joint with gaps since the glue started to dry before I could pound it and clamp it all together.
Size: 2.5” dia. x 10” tall
Wood: Hard maple and purpleheart
Finish: Mylands sealer, friction polish, and Beall buffing system