Peppermill with live edge top
I want to make a peppermill with a live edge top like in the attached sketch (please don't make fun of my sketch). I realize it will be somewhat uncomfortable to grab, but a friend has a life edge table and I think a mill with a live edge will complement it nicely.
Anyway, here's my problem...... When you have a live edge and you don't want to mess up the live edge, how do you mount it between centers or in the chuck? Seems I need to get it at least somewhat round to mount it in the chuck, so I still keep coming back to needing to mount it between centers at some point. Also, I need to drill a hole in the underside of the tenon tenon that's part of the top, and I can't envision how to mount the live edge end in a chuck. Any thoughts?