|Project by sapwood||posted 04-04-2014 02:36 PM||906 views||5 times favorited||3 comments|
Here are some photos of recent Peppermills which I have completed. The first is made from a Maple Burl with segmented blood wood accent rings. I placed a thin black veneer as seperation between the woods and segments. Finished with ~ 4 coats of 100% Tung Oil. Once it dries completely, I will polish on a coat of wax to enhance the shine.
The other two are from Burmese Blackwood? which is very dense and turns well. However, boring the hole in this wood was quite a chore on my old Craftsman lathe. The tail stock has a plastic wheel to advance the bit, which is very inefficient vs. a crank that is on more modern lathes.
All have crush-grind ceramic mechanisms installed. I made the maple burl one for a gift, but may end up keeping it as I love the look of this figured wood. Thanks for viewing.