|Forum topic by richgreer||posted 12-23-2010 06:29 PM||1029 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
12-23-2010 06:29 PM
When I turn a pepper mill I start by drilling the holes on my drill press. I then mount the block on the lathe and turn the outside. A chuck with the small jaws fits the top (of the bottom part) fine and I have a tail piece that fits the bottom well. I turn the bottom and the top of the pepper mill as two separate operations.
I just saw a video on this site and the guy drilled the holes after turning the outside.
I don’t think there is a right way and wrong way to do this. To some degree it’s personal preference and your decision may be influenced by the tools you have.
I’m curious – What do other turners of pepper mills do – holes before or after turning the outside?
-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.