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another peppermill

I finished putting my new table saw together this afternoon. The lathe was showing some signs of jealosy at it's new brethren in the shop. So I turned this peppermill from a blank of spalted maple. Neat looking piece of wood. Lots of little worm holes. My camera makes these look a little shorter than what they actually are. It is 10" tall.
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That's a really great piece Mike. Great job. I don't think I have ever seen anyone turn as many pepper mills as you do. What the heck do you do with them all? (or do you really like pepper?)
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Wow! Mike that looks great. That spalted maple has some really neat patterns in it. Great piece of wood! Ok my dumb question of the day. Is spalted wood safe for using as food product container? Is the inside of the peppermill finished where the peppercorns would be? Just wondering.

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I give some away as gifts to the family. On the kitchens I do, if the people are nice, which they usually are, I end up giving them one. I sell some now and then. I do like pepper, and have one in the kitchen that I use daily. John, I usually spray the bore of the peppermill with whatever finish I am using to seal it. I don't think there would be a problem if you didn't, but it's easy enough to do, so I do them all.
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Nice peppermill Mike and nice piece of Spalted Maple, I was given a few logs of Japanese Maple hope they turn as good when I try them.
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Nice work as usual firehawk!!

You can barely see the parting line. You did a great job lining it up to match the grain. Where do you find such nice wood?

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That's just gorgeous Mike.

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I get a lot of my peppermill blanks from Gary at NCWOODS, in North Carolina. He has an ebay store. If you search his name, it should come up. Very good person to deal with, fast shipping, no problems. If I remember right, this piece was only about 7 or 8 dollars. I have one more like it, not quite as much spalting. I have been picking up some exotic blanks at the local woodcraft, and another store nearby called A woodworkers Place. Also, on the parting line, I undercut each surface where the top and bottom meet so they fit tight against each other. Doesn't take much. I loose about 3/8" from leaving a tenon on the top of the bottom piece, or the pattern would match up all the way around exactly. As it is, it is very close.
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another peppermill

Another FANTASTIC piece there Mike
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Mike, You have done it again, another awesome piece. I think you need to send that one to me, you have far too many.

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Awesome mill again Mike, I do like the spalted woods and a great finish.

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