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.
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.
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.
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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