S&P Mills for Christmas

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Project by Rj posted 12-06-2009 08:43 PM 2283 views 3 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Heres a set of S&P mills and a wine bottle stopper (The Ice Cream scoop I already posted & gave them for thanksgiving). I made these for my Parents inlaw for Christmas . The mills are 12” tall Walnut & Maple .

On the bottle stopper I like the pattern , it reminds me of a wine glass

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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#1 posted 12-06-2009 08:56 PM

very nice work ,
the folks should be thrilled !

they are really elegant .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 12-06-2009 09:09 PM


I really like the wood combination and the design in the tops of the grinders.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 12-06-2009 09:25 PM

That’s a great set!

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#4 posted 12-06-2009 10:01 PM

Super swirls… like chocolate and vanilla ice cream …

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#5 posted 12-06-2009 11:03 PM

I really like the mills. Wouldn’t have thought turning that would’ve came out near as well as that did!

-- Tim, Plant City FL

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#6 posted 12-06-2009 11:05 PM

Rj they are great looking mills love the colour difference they really stand out


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#7 posted 12-06-2009 11:14 PM

Beautiful set!!! Great job, Rj

-- Dennis Zongker

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#8 posted 12-06-2009 11:49 PM

Absolutely gorgeous! I wish I could do this kind of work. So beautiful and a great gift for someone.


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#9 posted 12-07-2009 12:18 AM

Wow,, all I can say is awsome. Get over here and show me how you did that L.O.L.

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#10 posted 12-07-2009 12:39 AM

My God, those are pretty, aren’t they!! Great Job, my Friend!!

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#11 posted 12-07-2009 12:49 AM

now there is a man that knows how to do a glue up great work

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#12 posted 12-07-2009 01:51 AM

WOWEEEEEEE….......... those are gorgeous. Job well done my friend.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#13 posted 12-07-2009 03:30 AM

A question on the mills. Can you give a little review on the grinder mechanism and how well it works. I’ve seen a couple advertised, but, no one gives you an honest review of the quality of the grinder and the grind.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#14 posted 12-07-2009 03:31 AM

Excuse me a great job on the turnings and design.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#15 posted 12-07-2009 05:30 AM

Here’s some info on the ones I chose
The reason I picked these is on the salt mills salt can corrode the metal parts ! These kits have ceramic grinding mechinisms ( the shaft is metal ) also you can make mills from approx 12” down to aprrox 4-5 ” by cutting the shaft .
I didn’t really like the other mills because of the knob/screw on top ,sometimes I like to put stone or burl accents on top ,I’ll be posting some of those soon! You also have to use screws to secure the parts , on this kit they snap in place , on the link I posted look at the instructions for both types of mills and you’ll see what I’m talking about ?
Now for performance: The grinding is smooth but I noticed that the consistancy of the ground material is just OK in other words when you want course you get fine, medium and course all in one but when you adjust it for medium or fine its great.

Hope this helps

-- Rj's Woodworks,San Jose & Weed Ca,

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