Spectraply Peppermill 10"

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Project by rockmolsen posted 11-13-2017 01:40 AM 1777 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Didn’t have a lot of shop time today so wanted to do something not so time consuming. I had one 10” pepper-mill kit, the perfect size for this Spectraply blank I had. It came with some instructions using a somewhat different turning method then what I’m used to. While drilling the bottom I ended up with a slight split in the plywood that had to glued ( I used CA) then sanded and refinished. Once all the turning and finishing was complete, I discovered that I had made it about 1/2” to long and the threaded shaft did not protrude out the top. I ended up remounting the body, carefully not to crack it again and just drill the depth for the mechanism deeper.

I generally use EEE Ultrashine but recently purchased some Yorkshire Grit to see if I’d get a different finish, personally didn’t see much difference. Anyone have a preferrence of one over the other?

This took me twice as long as expected – oh well. I do however like the color combo in this piece.

Thanks for looking.

-- Rick --------The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.

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#1 posted 11-13-2017 07:27 AM

I’m realy amaized how playwood could looks beautiful – amaizing colours. Ofcourse, you turned realy nice shape here.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 11-13-2017 05:58 PM

Hard to say anything past the very apt comments from Ivan!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 11-15-2017 12:34 AM

Haven’t used the EEE but I like the way yorkshire grit pops the grain as well as putting a fine polish on the wood. Your mill looks great, I just finished a couple sets (salt and pepper mills) for gifts.

-- Colombia Custom Woodworking

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