First attempt at a Pepper Mill

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A 10” mill in walnut, with holly strips inlaid in the blank before turning. How’d I do?


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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 04-09-2013 11:05 PM

I think it is awesome! Especially for a first effort, Barb! Really nice choice of wood and pretty sleek design too. I think it is a winner! :)


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#2 posted 04-09-2013 11:20 PM

Nice. I like it.
I always wanted to try one of these.

The holly looks just the right size and shape to me.

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#3 posted 04-09-2013 11:39 PM

Nice one Barb

-- - Terry

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#4 posted 04-10-2013 12:25 AM

Great job.

-- Todd

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#5 posted 04-10-2013 01:00 AM

It’s elegant and beautiful!! The stripes really add an extra dimension to it.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#6 posted 04-10-2013 01:12 AM

very nice, needs field testing to be sure… send it to me.. (laughing)

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#7 posted 04-10-2013 02:05 AM

That is really nice. Great use of contrasting woods. Well done.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#8 posted 04-10-2013 02:05 AM

So now you need one with ebony stripes to use for pepper and convert this one to salt.

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

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#9 posted 04-10-2013 03:29 AM

Thanks everyone! And Karson, leave it to you to come up with a Great idea…..


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#10 posted 04-10-2013 03:41 AM

And a good one it is…......

-- Quicksilver

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#11 posted 04-10-2013 04:00 AM

How’d you do?, Hey Barb you don’t have to ask, this is a realy attractive piece very well dome Mam, so ….. when do we see the Salt grinder :))
Love the simplicity of the main barrel, bet it feels great in hand
cheers Barb

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#12 posted 04-10-2013 04:45 AM

Thanks Pete. It does feel good in the hand. And I think I’ll make Two new ones inlaid with colored woods for salt/pepper, not quite so tall. I have other works to complete first, but this is high on my list now!


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#13 posted 04-10-2013 06:24 AM

Great job Barb. Now I am going to have to try my hand at making one, or two or three. Who knows it looks like fun to me.
Thanks for sharing.

-- Tom Godfrey Landrum South Carolina (

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#14 posted 04-10-2013 08:26 AM

Hi Barb, I love it, you have done a great job with this. Looking forward to seeing some more.

Thanks for sharing Barb

-- When you know better you do better.

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#15 posted 04-10-2013 08:51 AM

Great work and it has really nice flow to this. I really like the lined on this… I look fwd to the next ones.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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