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Forum topic by BenDupre posted 01-23-2018 04:10 AM 1197 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-23-2018 04:10 AM

does anyone know a good source to but peppermill mechanisms cheap? Hoping for under $10.

Maybe other turned project kits too. Bottle opener, cheese plane, peelers, corkscrews?


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#1 posted 01-23-2018 04:48 AM

Penn State Industries

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#2 posted 01-23-2018 01:17 PM

This is a PSI reseller, don’t know if prices differ but shipping little faster than PSI. They also sell other economy stuff too! mills

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#3 posted 01-23-2018 01:21 PM

Craft Supplies and Chefware Kits are 2 that I know of. Woodcraft also has them.

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#4 posted 01-23-2018 01:33 PM

PSI and Craft supplies would be my choice if I was buying any volume.

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#5 posted 01-23-2018 01:40 PM

This is a PSI reseller, don’t know if prices differ but shipping little faster than PSI. They also sell other economy stuff too! mills

- Wildwood

I have found that in a lot of instances, they are actually cheaper than PSI for PSI products and waaaay faster shipping.

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#6 posted 01-23-2018 02:18 PM

Ask some woodworkers that have made them before buying any kits. They aren’t all made the same. Some barely work. I went to a craft show this past fall and a guy had some for sale. I told him I was a woodworker too and asked if he liked making them. He said he did but the ones he had for sale were garbage and he would never buy those particular kits again. He said when operating them, they get stuck a lot so you can’t get any pepper out. Then he got busy with customers and I never did get the chance to ask him where he bought those kits.

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#7 posted 01-23-2018 07:38 PM

Penn State or Craft Supplies


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#8 posted 01-23-2018 10:42 PM

I have had great service and competitive prices from Woodturnngz ( ) and Chefware Kits ( ).

Penn State is the last place I look for anything … I had a major customer service kerfuffle with them a couple of years ago and am not anxious for a repeat.

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#9 posted 01-23-2018 11:17 PM

If you go to the work of turning a nice piece of wood into a nice pepper or salt mill I would not recommend putting a “cheap” mechanism in it. You won’t be happy with the end results. The prices vary from $12 to $20 each.

Look for pepper grinders that are stainless steel with a coil spring tension tensioner. The spring keeps the grinder at the correct clearance for the size of grind you want. Some have several different length drive stems (aluminum) with them or you can easily custom cut the drive stem to your own size. For that reason if only one stem comes with it I always order the longest one and cut it to size. Usually you just peen over the end after you cut it.
Salt Mills should be ceramic with similar features.
Woodcraft has both of these.

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