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Pepper grinder made from a maple burl. Turned out really nicely! Hard to see from the photos, I think I need to try some different coloured backgrounds :)
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#1 posted 10-25-2011 12:53 PM
I don’t really object to the background at all. You might see what it looks like if you lighten it a little. The pepper grinder looks real nice. Good work.
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#2 posted 10-25-2011 04:13 PM
That is a beautiful piece of burl, nicely done. I have turned MANY of these. Here’s a couple of thoughts. I countersink the top knob into the head by the amount of the thickness of the first landing on the knob. I have found this to be one of the toughest styles to turn. Unless you get the top bore perfectly aligned to the top piece the OD doesn’t match the bottom piece OD. Others reading this are probably saying, “Wha” but I think you’ll know exactly what I’m saying. I like making mine with a ball as the top piece as its alignment is no problem (no matter how off you may be, it’s VERY forgiving). Plus, if the bottom blows up for some reason (I’ve done this) you can use the top ball on another one (I’m doing that right now). I went back and looked at some of your projects, NICE. Nice work on your trivet and lazy susan. Your LVDT is very nice as well. Keep up the good work. You come this direction some time, PM me and we can meet. I’m also on FB at WoodArt by JR.
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