English walnut pepper grinder

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Project by 1stump posted 09-08-2011 09:11 PM 1228 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Yes, another wedding gift! This is for my good friend who is getting married this next week. I’m days ahead of schedule! Praise God!
This grinder uses the more traditional grinding mechanism and I feel will possibly outlast the new plastic wiz-bangs. I put a celtic ring in the body of the grinder using black walnut, nothing too fancy, other than that. Just a beautiful piece of wood. I tried to let it do the talking. The chapstick is for scale reference. My Christian amputee symbol can be seen on the bottom of the grinder base.

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

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#1 posted 09-08-2011 11:09 PM

Beautiful. I tried a celtic ring the other day and it didn’t turn out so nice. I didn’t realize that the inlay thickness needed to match your saw kerf. What is your inlay thickness?

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#2 posted 09-08-2011 11:15 PM

I measured my saw kerf at .037” and made the inlays at .032’ to allow for glue and also felt it best so as to avoid the pieces trying to “hinge” at the far edge of the inlay when clamped. I got the idea to do this from the young man at
Thanks, Les

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

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#3 posted 09-09-2011 01:21 AM

Knice Knot!!

I watched a video of this young man making pens. He is awesome.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 09-09-2011 02:24 AM

Nice job on the turning.

Lew if familiar with celtic knots.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia †

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