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Project by hairy posted 385 days ago 935 views 10 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been wanting to try some pepper mills. These are my first.

They are using the Crush Grind Ceramic Mills. These can grind peppercorns, salt and spices.

I did a few things different than the PDF. I made the base fit up into the top, instead of being flush together. To do that I drilled a hole, 1/4” deep, slightly larger than the diameter of the neck of the bottom piece.

To have something to hold onto when carving and burning the top of the morel, I drilled 2 additional holes after following the PDF. The first is for the wooden shaft, the second is for the screw that goes through the shaft and screws into the workpiece.

I made 2 jigs to help out. I thought it would help to keep the grinder shaft centered when installing the mechanism. It’s not really needed for that, but it is the right length to mark where to cut the shaft if you don’t use the full length.

This one gives me something to hold when applying finish.

Various woods, Minwax Polycrylic water base finish.

-- the last of Barret's Privateers...





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Randy_ATX

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#1 posted 385 days ago

OH MAN! The morel grinder is one of the best things I have seen in a while. Love it!

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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mds2

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#2 posted 385 days ago

They are all really cool. Though being an avid morel hunter my opinion is biased as to which I like the most.

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grace123

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#3 posted 385 days ago

These are really great.

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Dick

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#4 posted 385 days ago

Very cool…I like the mushroom!

-- Dick

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cajunpen

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#5 posted 385 days ago

Well done – very creative designs.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased." http://www.cajunpen.com/

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Dan'um Style

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#6 posted 385 days ago

Great work hairy… double that on the morel grinder !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Dan'um Style

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#7 posted 385 days ago

Great work hairy… double that on the morel grinder !

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Doe

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#8 posted 385 days ago

Morel definitely wins! Thanks for the details, they’re very helpful.

-- Mother Nature talks, I try to listen

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sras

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#9 posted 385 days ago

Awesome!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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kiefer

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#10 posted 385 days ago

Great work and very unique designs .
Love the light house especially .

-- Kiefer 松

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rrdesigns

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#11 posted 384 days ago

Love the creativity. Nicely done.

-- Beth, Oklahoma, Rambling Road Designs

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BenR

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#12 posted 384 days ago

Most unique project I’ve seen in a while. Love’em.

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Roger

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#13 posted 384 days ago

Those are very creative hairy. Way kool. I like the litehouse, mushroom, oh, yea, I like em all. :)

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Fishinbo

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#14 posted 380 days ago

So cool and pretty spice grinders! Great and creative designs and effective technique. Hard to choose only one.

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