Coffee Mill / Grinder

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Project by JoshIndy posted 05-29-2011 03:03 PM 1791 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s a coffee grinder I finished recently.
Mechanism from Rockler.
Bubinga with Paduak for the splines.
Drawer is leftover thin maple from the wood tie.
Sanded down to 600, applied 3coats of Blonde shellac, then some clear wax

1st time using miter splines
-Made this jig to do it
1st time using shellac
1st time making a kitchen appliance

It takes about 5 min to grind up enough coffee for a pot, but it’s worth it occasionally. Something about working for the coffee makes it better.

After i finished it, i used it a few times. Due to the rough nature of grinding dried/roasted beans, the drawer tended to come out. I put a magnet on the back and foam rubber feet, now the drawer doesn’t dance around anymore.

I welcome all comments, questions and criticisms.

-- People are like tea bags. You find out how strong they are when you put them in hot water. -Eleanor Roosevelt

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#1 posted 05-30-2011 03:48 AM

very nice good work keep up the great work

-- Richie, PA - " from rough cut to fine rustic furniture "

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#2 posted 05-30-2011 05:45 AM

looks like a great gift idea , real nice job .

-- rick

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#3 posted 05-30-2011 08:37 AM

Fresh ground coffe is always worth the trouble. Nice grinder!!!!!!

-- The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart. "Helen Keller"

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#4 posted 05-30-2011 12:00 PM

I like that a lot. Very nice.

-- If you're going to stir the pot, think BIG spoon or SMALL boat paddle. David Grimes, Georgia

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#5 posted 06-06-2011 10:18 PM

Looks great. I just ordered the mechanism.
We have a very old one that we actually use for grinding peppercorns – works very well for this. A couple of turns grinds enough pepper for one meal.

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