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One-handed Salt & Pepper Mills - 2019 BBQ Swap

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Project by GrantA posted 06-29-2019 01:40 PM 1122 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Another swap in the books!
I made these for mikeacg for the BBQ Swap. It never fails while prepping food I end up asking for help or having to wash my hands a few times through the salt & pepper process. I’ve been wanting to try some of these so thought this would be a great opportunity.
I used mesquite for pepper and maple burl for salt, both finished with Renaissance wax.
I used the Savannah kits seen here
I hope Mike gets lots of use out of them!
Oh and he said he likes dark craft beers so I think I covered that too ;-)





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#1 posted 06-29-2019 01:48 PM

I’m really interested in those shakers. Where did you get the kits?

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#2 posted 06-29-2019 01:53 PM

Rich I added a link. There are others, search for push-n-grind mills. They’re not shakers, you push the button on top which moves a center rod with burrs on it. Pretty slick

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#3 posted 06-29-2019 01:55 PM

I gotta do that! Nice work!!

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#4 posted 06-29-2019 02:53 PM

Them’s pretty dang spiffy, Grant! Another great swap entry!

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#5 posted 06-29-2019 03:43 PM

Woodcraft also has kits and will sometimes have them on sale for less.

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#6 posted 06-29-2019 06:37 PM

Very cool shakers. I like your choice of woods too. I think it might be something I make once I get a lathe and some practice.

Thanks for herding the cats on this one.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#7 posted 06-29-2019 06:47 PM

Great idea Grant. Nice job on the wood handle blanks!!

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#8 posted 06-29-2019 08:11 PM

I apologize Grant for miscalling them shakers instead of grinders. I will be trying to make a few of them so the link was helpful! I haven’t even grilled yet but I am using them and showing everyone who visits the house just how cool they are! I still think carving a statue of Lot’s wife for the salt grinder would be a hoot (Yeah, I’m not quite right in the head…)

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#9 posted 06-29-2019 09:29 PM

Very nice set Grant! Are they tricky to turn?

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#10 posted 06-29-2019 09:44 PM

Mike- you can call em whatever you want!! Lol. And go for it on the statue I’d like to see it!

Not too bad Jeff, the trickiest part for me was boring the through hole. I can’t wait to get my new-to-me delta lathe up and running. In hindsight I should’ve just bored them on my metal lathe but since my HF wood lathe sucks I used the drill press. Blocks clamped in handscrews. I got it though.
There was another maple blank without a knot (I love the imperfections myself though!) that I planned to use but my gouge caught it, put a nice split in it. I put some CA glue on it and clamped it, will try to salvage it for myself. Wasn’t happy to send it down the road though :-)
I’ve only turned a handful or two of things on the wood lathe so it’s always a learning experience! Sooo much different than the metal lathe

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#11 posted 07-01-2019 12:00 PM

Awesome work Grant! I like the wood choices a lot :-) The beers are a little too dark but the grinders are perfect ;-)

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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#12 posted 07-01-2019 12:01 PM



I apologize Grant for miscalling them shakers instead of grinders. I will be trying to make a few of them so the link was helpful! I haven t even grilled yet but I am using them and showing everyone who visits the house just how cool they are! I still think carving a statue of Lot s wife for the salt grinder would be a hoot (Yeah, I m not quite right in the head…)

- mikeacg

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

-- I collect hobbies. There is no sense in limiting yourself (Don W) - - - - - - - - Kenny in SW VA

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