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Project by scrappy posted 09-22-2013 03:10 PM 1072 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first Pepper Mill.

Walnut .
6 inch kit
Finished with carnuba wax.

Was an interesting turning project. Biggest problem was drilling the center hole 1 1/16 all the way through the body. Once that was done, you have to make sure your length is correct. I dipped the top of this in, because I wanted more of a top piece but couldn’t go longer on the shaft length.

First one so the design isn’t very fancy.

Please leave all comments and suggestions. Thanks for looking.


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#1 posted 09-22-2013 03:14 PM

Looks great, like the shape and the wood. Blondie and I go through pepper mills here. we can never seem to find on e that works well or lasts. What inserts did you use. Well done.

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

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#2 posted 09-22-2013 03:44 PM

Great design!
I like it.

-- It's all fun, Terry******N. Idaho

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 09-22-2013 03:49 PM

Nice one, Dan!! Love that grain pattern !!!!!..............Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 09-22-2013 05:36 PM

I like the clean lines with the recess at the top. Nice wood.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#5 posted 09-22-2013 06:00 PM

Nicely done! I love the walnut grain.

-- "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 09-22-2013 06:30 PM

Nice piece of walnut5 my friend! Great job, I have not done a mill yet, who’s kit did you use, and would you recommend it?


-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#7 posted 09-22-2013 06:55 PM

That’s nice looking Scrappy, great work!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#8 posted 09-22-2013 10:54 PM

Nice job Scrappy !
I’d like to try one of those !

-- Eric, central Florida

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#9 posted 09-22-2013 11:37 PM

Nice work Dan, this will get the job done in style, good looking piece of walnut

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

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#10 posted 09-23-2013 01:36 AM

i like your design. nothing fancy, but it looks great. might try that pattern my self. thanks for posting

-- wiser1934, new york

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#11 posted 09-23-2013 02:12 AM

Great looking mill Dan!

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#12 posted 09-23-2013 05:01 AM

Thanks for all the great comments everyone.

The kit was a Woodcraft brand. Since it was my first one, I just went with a standard kit. Nothing fancy,or high end. Seems to work great.

Thanks Again for all the comments.

-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#14 posted 09-23-2013 12:55 PM

nice job cassie likes it

-- self proclaimed copycat

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#15 posted 09-23-2013 02:07 PM

great job! nice simple design, still, it is an unusual design, I like it.

-- Smitty!!!

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