Coffee Grinders

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Project by will delaney posted 11-17-2011 08:57 PM 2880 views 6 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are coffee grinders that I made as gifts. Each one is a little different. I used dovetail and straight splines with one having the dovetails proud. The wood used is Monkey Pod and Figured Maple and one has a Chechen base. I plan to make a few more and any comments and ideas would be appreciated. Thanks

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#1 posted 11-17-2011 09:13 PM

Those are cool!! Where did you get the grinding mechanism?

-- Tim C., Sgt. Bluff, Iowa.

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#2 posted 11-17-2011 09:28 PM

I second that accusation. Very cool. Where did you find the grinder?

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#3 posted 11-17-2011 09:31 PM

I really like these , also interested where to get the grinding mechanisms

-- Derek, Kent, UK,

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#4 posted 11-17-2011 10:01 PM

Rockler has them on sale now for $19.99 and LeeValley sells them for $19.80. Penn State has them for $14.75 but after ordering they email me saying it was out of stock and they didn’t know if they were getting any more.Its a fun project and they make a great gift.

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#5 posted 11-17-2011 10:01 PM

They look great.

I also ordered a few grinders to make these, but they are still waiting for me to start.

We have one of these that is very old. We use it to grind black pepper.

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#6 posted 11-17-2011 10:05 PM

Gorgeous woodwork, and beautiful grinding mechanisms. Cast iron and coated?

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#7 posted 11-18-2011 04:21 AM

Great looking grinders with a look of the past .

Thanks Kiefer

-- Kiefer

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#8 posted 11-18-2011 04:33 AM

Those are great looking. I am sure that the recipients will be very happy with them.

I was looking at the mechanism on sale at Rockler, and saw this under the “More Info” tab:

Please Note:
Mechanisms are functional but intended for decorative use.

What does that mean? What is your opinion of the quality of the grinding mechanism?


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#9 posted 11-18-2011 05:21 AM

Chuck I don’t know what they mean decorative use. They appear to be a good quality burr grinder. I think that the grinds might not be fine enough for all types of brewing. I have not tried it yet and I use a stove top percolator to brew my coffee. As soon as I get some beans I will try it out.

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