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post #1 of 9 Old 01-20-2012, 12:40 PM Thread Starter
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Started my first pepper mill today. I have Mike Hawkins tutorial. I don't have the drill bits and chuck I need to drill. I wanted to get started so I turned the piece round and cut the tenon for the chuck and the one to separate the top from the bottom; approx 1.75" in diameter. I came back to the house and looked at the tutorial and noted that the hole was to be drilled before turning the tenon separating the top from the bottom. Do you think I will have problems drilling the hole? Should I go ahead and make this 10" mill into a 6" mill?
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You'll need to turn a tennon onto the bottom section now, so you'll lose about 1/2". No need to change from a 10 to a 6, just cut down the 10" shaft a 1/2" to match the new height of the peppermill (cut it off the bottom and reestablish the form on the end with a hammer)

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I received my drill bits and extension about an hour ago. I decided to go ahead and attempt to drill the blank. I got it drilled without any problems.
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You answered your question before I had a chance. Even though you cut the tenon in the middle, as long as you didn't go smaller than 1 3/4", you'll have plenty of wall thickness in the tenon as long as you are careful when you drill. Let's see some pics when you're done.
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You answered your question before I had a chance. Even though you cut the tenon in the middle, as long as you didn't go smaller than 1 3/4", you'll have plenty of wall thickness in the tenon as long as you are careful when you drill. Let's see some pics when you're done.
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Thanks Mike! I have it turned and almost complete sanding. Still some more turning on the upper part of top. I will get some pictures this afternoon. Hope to cut bottom loose after lunch.
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The pepper mill is not complete. I still need to touch up the top and install the mechanism. I did have a catch on the top and tore out a chunck next to the chuck. I had problems with the beads. I believe you are to turn down hill. I could do OK on the right side but had problems on the left side of the bead, Pictures attached as I know that if there are not pictures it did not happen.
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Tom,
That thing is looking mighty nice. I always liked glueing up blanks with contrasting wood. I like the patterns you get after turning. You are correct in normally heading downhill as you turn. Keep it up, post some finish pics.
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