|Project by rockmolsen||posted 04-16-2017 09:01 PM||465 views||0 times favorited||11 comments|
This is probably the best pepper mill I’ve ever done. Part of the reason is its an incredible piece of wood. I rescued this from a firewood pile on a recent visit to New Mexico. I have another piece from the same pile – YAY!
The mill is 8 1/2” high, sanded to 1800, polished with EEE and coated with several coats of OB Shine juice. The finish and feel is just about perfect. I have done lots of pepper mills before but I did learn something during this particular process. I made one mistake that I was able to recover from. Once I turned this limb round I should have created the tenon and mounted it a 4 jaw chuck before continuing the shaping process. I shaped the mill between centers and when I finally did mount it in the chuck – the further end would not spin true. This also altered the centering of the through hole a bit. It made sanding and finishing a bit more difficult. Lesson learned.
Thanks for looking
-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.