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Project by sapwood posted 04-04-2014 02:36 PM 1407 views 5 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are some photos of recent Peppermills which I have completed. The first is made from a Maple Burl with segmented blood wood accent rings. I placed a thin black veneer as seperation between the woods and segments. Finished with ~ 4 coats of 100% Tung Oil. Once it dries completely, I will polish on a coat of wax to enhance the shine.
The other two are from Burmese Blackwood? which is very dense and turns well. However, boring the hole in this wood was quite a chore on my old Craftsman lathe. The tail stock has a plastic wheel to advance the bit, which is very inefficient vs. a crank that is on more modern lathes.
All have crush-grind ceramic mechanisms installed. I made the maple burl one for a gift, but may end up keeping it as I love the look of this figured wood. Thanks for viewing.

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#1 posted 04-04-2014 02:50 PM

I think I would keep that maple burl grinder too…beautiful work.

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#2 posted 04-04-2014 09:17 PM

wow, those are so , I would definitely keep the burl. Amazing work

-- steve, simple and effective

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#3 posted 04-05-2014 12:56 AM

The burl is beautiful. A keeper!!

-- And my head I'd be a scratchin'

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