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I've had a pepper mill hardware kit laying around for over a year. I finally got it out and read through the instructions. I first chose a piece of mesquite, then drilled according to the paper. Both sizes of bit were incorrect. I measured the mechanisms and used a 1" bit for the main bore, and a 1/12 for the bottom bore.

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My second attempt was a piece of crepe myrtle. The hardware fit fine with the new bits. The wood was a little plain, but I liked the shape. My advice is measure all of your hardware before you start. Drill smaller and sand to fit.
 

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EastexToolJunky said:
I've had a pepper mill hardware kit laying around for over a year. I finally got it out and read through the instructions. I first chose a piece of mesquite, then drilled according to the paper. Both sizes of bit were incorrect. I measured the mechanisms and used a 1" bit for the main bore, and a 1/12 for the bottom bore.

My second attempt was a piece of crepe myrtle. The hardware fit fine with the new bits. The wood was a little plain, but I liked the shape. My advice is measure all of your hardware before you start. Drill smaller and sand to fit.
Nice looking mill. What mechanism did you use?
Tom
 

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Stylish -- and excellent work on the beads, I'm still struggling to get one that looks like it's profile is part of a circle rather than a series of straight lines :thumbsup:
 

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I bought a salt grinder with the pepper mill kit. I dug it out today and decided my wife needed a set for the table.

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Duplicating the curves was a chore but I finally finished tonight. The pic shows the difference between unfinished and a soak in mahoney's.
 
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