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post #1 of 10 Old 11-18-2018, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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Latest thing

Here’s a picture of my latest effort.
It’s a peppermill for some friends who are wine aficionados.

I tried to make the top part gloss and the bottom part flat to better simulate the look of glass and straw.

The top most part is ebony and maple burl. Those are just polished with no finish. That’s also the part that adjusts the grind. The middle is bloodwood and the bottom is zebrawood. I made it of 8 pieces to try to keep the grain vertical all the way around.
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post #2 of 10 Old 11-18-2018, 08:57 PM
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That is fantastic, I am sure your friends are very happy with it.

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Very nice work!

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Fine work! What did you use for the logo?
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post #5 of 10 Old 11-19-2018, 07:51 PM Thread Starter
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The logo was laser etched by a guy nearby. I found him a few years ago. He does excellent work and he’s very meticulous.
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Very nice. Is it already a plan or is this your creation. I wouldn't mind having a look at the details regardless.

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wow - that is simply AWESOME craftsmanship !!!

is that the same project you needed the 3" plastic washer for ??

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Very nice. Is it already a plan or is this your creation. I wouldn't mind having a look at the details regardless.
A little of both, I guess. I saw the idea, but I drew my own plans and made the insert for the threaded part of the mechanism.
I also came up with the idea to cut the wedges of zebra wood to create straight grain lines to simulate the straw that's on the bottom of a chianti bottle. This is simple in hindsight, but I was really pleased with myself for using high gloss on the part of the bottle that's supposed to look like glass and flat on the straw (zebrawood part).

I probably spent 2 hours turning it, 3 hours finishing it and 100 hours thinking about how to make it :)
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wow - that is simply AWESOME craftsmanship !!!

is that the same project you needed the 3" plastic washer for ??

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Thanks for the kind words. Yes, this is the project I needed the 3" washer for. I wanted it to protect the rotating parts from rubbing against one another in case I ended up with finish on the bearing surfaces, but I was able to tape them off.
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That is beautiful and I can see there is a lot of work gone into making it. Also, I see some expensive wood.

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