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post #1 of 8 Old 05-19-2011, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
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Peppermill for the Mrs.

All suggestions welcome, already have a kit for about a 10 or 12" mill. What might be a suitable wood to use? I have some spalted red oak, any objections?

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Never saw any spalted red oak. Should look pretty cool though. Go for it.
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Spalted red oak looks really nice, but personally I love the look of walnut.

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I'm always concerned with spalting touching anything that i will then be eating. I like mushrooms... but I don't know if all fungi falls into that class. If you are going to use a splated wood at the minimum I would try to seal up the inside extra good. Just my opinion though

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I've used olivewood. Love the look of it, but it's a very oily wood. Really had to seal the inside of it well. Other than that, I have made a walnut mill. Really love the look of walnut. Here's hoping the spalted oak turned out. Would love to see the end product.

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Still debating, dvoigt brings up a good point about the fungus and food mixing. would sealing do any good and if so with what?

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I one made a pepper mill with spalted maple but I poured lacquer on the inside to seal the mill. I use birds eye maple and have made six mill with this wood. I guess I would be cautious about using it again for fear there would be little creature on the inside. You might want to nuke it first with the microwave.
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There are lots of pics of mills on this site...
I know Itchy made some this year, look him up...
Some of my favs are made with two, or three, different woods, joined.

Good luck, post pics!

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