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some interesting pepper mils

my aunt gave me this link, there is a 2 year waiting list for these pepper mills. i am in the wrong business!!
http://woodpeppermills.com/Gallery.html
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his name is pinky martin, he was around 82 when he first started this, only makes around 200 a year!
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I have started to sell my S & P mills at gun shows but not at that those prices. I have had one customer that has bought 3 sets (S & P mill) so far. Guess I will need to raise my prices.
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Maybe it's time I bought that bed extension for my rikon mini.

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There was a story a number of years ago about Pinky. He sent one of his peppermills to Emeril on his cooking show and one of the other chefs, Sarah something or other. So everyone saw it on the shows and he became famous for them almost overnight.
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they are lovely. I hope I get somewhere near his skill one day
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his work is amazing, the way he inlays his wood is second to none, and the fact that the gentlemen is as old as he is and still turns out work like this is awesome!! I just started turning pepper mills and i love it, only hope i can become as good as this old timer.
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His laminating is amazing, but did you notice his basic shapes are all the same with some variation to the tops. I guess with the same shape the laminating can become predictable in order to offer repeatability within each design.
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He does some amazing pieces!
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Amazing!
Another idea for me to try, now i'm (almost) setup with a lathe now.
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How cool. And what a story to *start* that business in his 80's - I love it. I have noticed one word in this thread that keeps cropping up describing his mills and it is correct so I'll use it too . . . . . . . amazing!







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