Salt and Pepper Mills

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Project by Thewoodman2000 posted 03-03-2014 01:47 AM 1293 views 2 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Pepper mill is done. The Salt mill blank is turned round. Wanted to show what the material looks like before its turned with the profile.
I built a jig to hold the router on the lathe above the pepper mill to cut the 8 facets on the top. I am so glad I purchased a lathe with the indexing feature!!! This shape on the top of the mill makes it so easy to turn with your hand.
8” kits from craftsuppliesusa for the hardware. I used butcher block finish to seal the mill and I can reapply that finish anytime I chose for a fresh look.

This is a gift for my Mother-in-law. She really likes to use the mills instead of just shaking out the spices.

I am thinking of finishing the salt mill with a different amount of facets on the top what would you do? Should I make it match or make it different?

Thanks for looking and let me know how I should finish the salt mill.

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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#1 posted 03-03-2014 03:43 AM

I love the colorful laminated pieces! I haven’t looked for any around here but it hasn’t jumped out at me when I have been in the wood stores either.

Salt mill, I would make this one the same as the first if you are doing the same profile at the pepper shaker. If you are doing a different profile, try something different for the top. That’s my suggestion anyway.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#2 posted 03-03-2014 07:18 AM

Cool mill !

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#3 posted 03-03-2014 05:27 PM

Clarkey – thanks for looking
Brett – just make sure if you use this material you dont go to thin. It does get weak. But I guess most stuff does. What wood stores are in your area? We only have woodcraft in town. there are lumber places but thats it.
I think I will keep the same profile on the salt mill. Then it wont look like a mistake or a mismatched set. Thanks

-- (the only thing in there she says is....tap on head..........tap..........tap..... saw dust) - James

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