|Project by JJones98042||posted 08-20-2013 at 05:01 AM||1175 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
These are contrasting segmented salt and pepper mills that I just completed.
The pepper mill is made from Walnut and the salt mill is from Ambrosia Maple. I’m really pleased with the colors in the Ambrosia Maple though they didn’t come through that well in the pictures.
The feature rings are made from Curly Maple and Mahogany. Since the segmented rings are relatively thin but I needed 2 of each I decided to make them about 3/4” think to start with. Then parted them each in half on the lathe and ran them through the drum sander for the final thickness (about 1/4”).
The finish is gloss lacquer from a spray can applied on the lathe. The mills are 10” tall and use the Deluxe Hardware from Craft Supplies USA. Each mill consists of 78 separate pieces.
In hindsight, I would probably add a veneer layer at the top and bottom of the feature rings in the main body accent them a bit more. Overall, I’m very pleased with how they came out.
As always, comments are welcomed. Thanks for looking! :)
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