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    Been trying my hand at peppermills. Once I figure out the best process order to minimize the amount of changing drives/chucks and rechucking I think these can be cranked out fairly efficiently and when sold will produce a fairly good ROI.

    Two of these came from the famous pool table legs and worked out great. I still have a few blanks from the legs left and the rest are now cutting boards. (see other post - more boards).

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    Jon

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    Great work Jon - nice selection and combination of woods, and I like the clean lines of the form. Whose mechanism are you using in those?
    Bill in Buena Park

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Bill in Buena Park View Post
      Great work Jon - nice selection and combination of woods, and I like the clean lines of the form. Whose mechanism are you using in those?
      Thanks, I much prefer these clean styles as opposed to the traditional ones with all the beads etc. It also makes them much easier to turn, sand and finish :-) I think the mechanisms are from PSI or craft supplies (probably the same anyway) they were part of that large batch of stuff that came with the Nova lathe when I bought it last year. I have 2 or 3 left of these and I also have a few of the CrushGrind mechanisms which I have not tried yet.
      Jon

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      • #4
        Thanks for posting these, they are very nice! I too like the clean lines, That one on the right, I find that particular pattern especially attractive.

        Interesting project, and I've admired your cutting boards. Great use of those pool table legs in both cases and I love what your talents and skills have done for 're-purposed' wood.

        Thanks,

        CWS
        Last edited by cwsmith; 11-01-2016, 11:52 AM.
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        • #5
          I like them! The nice clean lines do not distract from the natural look of the wood.

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          • #6
            Really nice work! I too prefer the clean lines.

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            • #7
              Those are awesome. I love pepper mills and have many. Heck, we spent more time finding and testing
              out pepper mills than purchasing a car!
              I love the one on the middle.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Two Much View Post
                Those are awesome. I love pepper mills and have many. Heck, we spent more time finding and testing
                out pepper mills than purchasing a car!
                I love the one on the middle.
                Thanks, these are all sold and I am about to make a bunch more. I have switched to the crush grind mechanisms as they will do salt or pepper.
                Jon

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                • #9
                  If you do salt, you have to use plastic grinding mechanisms, right? I have three salt grinders and they have plastic grinders.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Two Much View Post
                    If you do salt, you have to use plastic grinding mechanisms, right? I have three salt grinders and they have plastic grinders.
                    I believe the working parts are ceramic.
                    Jon

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                    • #11
                      I can't tell..I looked at mine and think they're plastic, not sure though. What does the ceramic one look like?
                      How are you going to distinguish between salt and pepper? My wood salt one is shorter than the pepper mills.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Two Much View Post
                        I can't tell..I looked at mine and think they're plastic, not sure though. What does the ceramic one look like?
                        How are you going to distinguish between salt and pepper? My wood salt one is shorter than the pepper mills.
                        There are plastic parts but the actual grinding serfaces are ceramic.

                        https://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/p...Mill-Mechanism


                        It just comes down to design as to how you wish ti designate salt from pepper. The same mills can also grind spices.
                        Jon

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                        • #13
                          Yes, I looked inside mine...it does look like plastic and ceramic.
                          I bought a cool wood spice grinder at an antique shop for 10.00
                          one time, I use it for allspice,
                          Have you made the salt grinder yet?

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                          • #14
                            If you like the taste of fresh ground pepper, get some back peppercorns from Mt. Tellicherry on the Malabar coast of India.
                            That's the peppercorns I use in my grinders and I love fresh ground pepper.
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