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Today's peppermill

Today is my birthday. 11-11-11, pretty cool. I spent the day out in the shop. The first half working on a motorcycle restoration, the second half, I turned this peppermill from a piece of ambrosia maple. It's 10" tall, the camera always seems to shorten everything up. Just for the record DV, the drilling took 5-6 minutes.
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Great looking peppermill! I really like the shape and the ambrosia is gorgeous. Nice work. Hope you have had a great day.

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Happy birth day. That pepper mill looks beautiful. Makes putting pepper on your food all the better

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Happy Birthday Mike...and a very nice mill!

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Happy birthday Mike. I can't think of a better way to spend your special day than to hang in the shop. I'm loving this mill. The grain, spalting and the shape are all awesome. Fantastic work, as usual. Your skills amaze me sir.

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Congrats Mike!

Nice work there!

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Happy Birthday Mike! Nice job on the mill!
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Mike, that is one awesome pepper mill.
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Happy late birthday mike. Great looking mill. Can anyone PM me a link to a good step by step tutorial for making one without hijacking mikes thread?

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HAPPY BIRTHDAY MIKE! Nice mill, it looks great.
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Happy birth(yester)day Mike -- hope you got some nice prezzies

This is a beautiful mill.

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Happy Birthday Mike! and you did a Beautiful job with that mill, Really nice work.

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Whoa that is one nice mill. Nice work Mike and Happy Belated Birthday.
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Happy late birthday mike. Great looking mill. Can anyone PM me a link to a good step by step tutorial for making one without hijacking mikes thread?
JMC,
Send me an email at [email protected] and I'll send you a pdf file peppermill tutorial. And it's free, too.
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Mike,

I just made a few last weekend (that I'm going to post later). Drilling ended up taking me about 10 mins for a 10" one. Sharp bits clearing often and I did manage to stall the lathe 2x

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Mike,

I just made a few last weekend (that I'm going to post later). Drilling ended up taking me about 10 mins for a 10" one. Sharp bits clearing often and I did manage to stall the lathe 2x
Good deal DV,
probably the most important part is clearing those chips. I take a few turns on the handwheel and back it out. Also make sure the lathe is going slow, <500 rpms.
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Excellent work there, Mike! Also, Happy Birthday...may you have many more.

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