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Project by Spuds posted 12-17-2009 06:24 AM 2007 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A couple of pepper mills for the holidays.

The first one is a Spalted Sycamore with a gloss style CA finish. The second one is Wave (Tiger) Maple with a Danish oil finish. Both were finished on a buffing wheel with some renaissance wax for protection.

-- Steve





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#1 posted 12-17-2009 08:22 AM

Nice mills. Looks like a great job.

From my own experience I have found that a wider bottom makes them more stable and less easily tipped over. Also a hard salad bowl finish (like General’s or Behlen’s) stand up to frequent use better than CA or oil finish. I have had to totally refinish a couple I made with oil finishes.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#2 posted 12-17-2009 03:30 PM

The first one looks really nice. I love spalted wood on a piece like this. Well done.
The second one could be mistaken as being…...well…...a bit obscene. Be careful who you give that to as a Christmas gift.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 12-17-2009 06:01 PM

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#4 posted 12-17-2009 09:29 PM

Les .. thanks for the tip on the salad bowl finish, I’ll give that a try on the next mill. From the blanks I had that was about as wide as I could make them, I’ll try larger ones next time as well.

Mike … you are a dirty dirty man, and may need help :) ... glad you were not around while I was apply wax to that one.

-- Steve

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#5 posted 03-05-2010 01:36 PM

he he, well you did a great job, i wanted to try somethin like that too

-- ---ray suppan--- anger + woodworking = -finger AHHHHHHHH!!!!

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