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These are coffee grinders that I made as gifts. Each one is a little different. I used dovetail and straight splines with one having the dovetails proud. The wood used is Monkey Pod and Figured Maple and one has a Chechen base. I plan to make a few more and any comments and ideas would be appreciated. Thanks

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Those are cool!! Where did you get the grinding mechanism?
 

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I second that accusation. Very cool. Where did you find the grinder?
 

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I really like these , also interested where to get the grinding mechanisms
 

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Rockler has them on sale now for $19.99 and LeeValley sells them for $19.80. Penn State has them for $14.75 but after ordering they email me saying it was out of stock and they didn't know if they were getting any more.Its a fun project and they make a great gift.
 

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They look great.

I also ordered a few grinders to make these, but they are still waiting for me to start.

We have one of these that is very old. We use it to grind black pepper.
 

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Gorgeous woodwork, and beautiful grinding mechanisms. Cast iron and coated?
 

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Great looking grinders with a look of the past .

Thanks
Kiefer
 

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Those are great looking. I am sure that the recipients will be very happy with them.

I was looking at the mechanism on sale at Rockler, and saw this under the "More Info" tab:

Please Note:
Mechanisms are functional but intended for decorative use.

What does that mean? What is your opinion of the quality of the grinding mechanism?

Thanks.
 

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Chuck I don't know what they mean decorative use. They appear to be a good quality burr grinder. I think that the grinds might not be fine enough for all types of brewing. I have not tried it yet and I use a stove top percolator to brew my coffee. As soon as I get some beans I will try it out.
 
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