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First pepper mill

This is my first pepper mill made from cherry following Mikes instruction and finish. I never thought to apply lacqure this way but is turned out great for finish. The pic is a little fuzzy but more mills to come. I am making one with a celtic knot at the moment, will post when finished. This is only 6 1/2" long overall.First pepper mill-im002164.jpg
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That's a great job. Mike's tutorial is top notch and so is your pepper mill. I'm looking forward to seeing the next one.
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Ditto Kenbo,Itchy

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Nice mill, looks great.I have one in the lathe that I have been working on, also using Mike's tutorial. I will be posting pics soon I hope.

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Nice job, it turned out great. Hooked another one on peppermills. I almost feel like a drug dealer, except with no bad effects. Awaiting the next one.
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Bob,
Nice job, it turned out great. Hooked another one on peppermills. I almost feel like a drug dealer, except with no bad effects. Awaiting the next one.
Mike Hawkins
Define.... bad effects

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I promise I will never do peppermills. Never. Oh, nice peppermill.

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Very nice peppermill.
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Nice job, it turned out great. Hooked another one on peppermills. I almost feel like a drug dealer, except with no bad effects. Awaiting the next one.
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Thanks Mike. I am having a problem with forestner bits just bought 2 new ones and had to sharpen them right out of the box. Only one side was cutting. They were OK for cherry but purpleheart is another story. If this become a habit I am thinking about buying carbide bits.
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Yes hooked

This one is purpleheart with birdeye maple as the celtic knot. The maple is part sap wood and outer core that is why the darker spots. I wanted to hilite the wood contrast. There is more contrast on the other side.First pepper mill-p8070785.jpg
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nice pepper mill how about bases
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Great looking pepper mill! You must really have a long drill bit for those.
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Nice peppermills Bob and Woody.
Bob, when you drill woods as hard as purple heart, blood wood, etc., you'll find out if your bit is sharp in a hurry. I sharpen them with a diamond hone. (the plastic handled ones you can get at any woodcraft type store.) Slow your lathe way down and it helps to keep the chips clear so they don't bunch up around the bit.
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First pepper mill

Nice work,I have Mikes plans,one day

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yep tunston carbide tips are the way to go

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