Camphor Pepper Mill and Pens

  • Advertise with us
Project by Mlke posted 07-24-2010 11:25 PM 1889 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Both made of Curly Bee Tree Camphor (there was a beehive either in it or on it), and all three “encased in Acrylic”. (Super Glue)
The parts for the pepper mill were attained from an old beat up one from goodwill :)

The camphor pen was turned way too big… but it still turned out nicely :)

And the last pic is of a rosewood pen i made for a good friend of mine, he’s been milling camphor, rosewood, hickory, a couple different pines, monkey pod, live oak, and flamewood. Hes been giving me a bunch of big pieces which ill show off a bit in another post.

-- The hard work won't take too long, the impossible will take a little longer

4 comments so far

View docholladay's profile


1287 posts in 3537 days

#1 posted 07-25-2010 03:04 PM

That wood is spectacular. I have never worked Camphor, but have heard and read that is has a very strong odor. I would be concerned about the odor affecting the flavor of food items. Did you do anything to prevent this from happening on the Pepper Mill.

-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

View Mlke's profile


119 posts in 3522 days

#2 posted 07-25-2010 04:39 PM

Thanks :) camphor is definitely my favorite wood to turn, easy to turn, easy to sand, and it’s beautiful :) Yes, the odor is extremely strong, and to prevent it from affecting the taste of the peppers i sealed the inside with shellac.

-- The hard work won't take too long, the impossible will take a little longer

View Grumpy's profile


25616 posts in 4329 days

#3 posted 07-26-2010 02:27 AM

Nice one.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

View a1Jim's profile


117711 posts in 4055 days

#4 posted 07-26-2010 02:58 AM

Well done Mike

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics