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    Pepper and Salt and Pepper Mills

    These are the first pepper and salt mills I've turned. The mesquite pepper mill is a gift for my dad, and the ambrosia maple salt and pepper set are for my sister and her husband. (The salt mill has a ceramic grinding mechanism.)

    There are a few flaws in each of these, but it was a good learning experience and a chance to work out the process for future ones for sale.

    Mesquite:

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    Ambrosia Maple:

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    Vaughn the pepper mills look good . I like the Ambrosia Maple ones what finish is on them?
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    John, I finished the insides with shellac and the outsides with about 7 or 8 coats of spray lacquer, smoothed out between coats with a green Scotch Brite pad. After a few days of curing, I three-wheel buffed them.
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    Lookin' fine. Original shapes.

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    Look great Vaughn. I like the mesquite.

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    Good stuff. I love the look of Mesquite but like the design of the salt and pepper pair best.
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    Very cool Vaughn...these are on my list to do myself. Maybe by next Christmas?
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    Very neat. What flaws? I don't see any.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rex Bloem View Post
    Very neat. What flaws? I don't see any.
    Vaughan turned them to the back when he took the photos, of course. That's what I do.

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    Since I didn't get your last present, could I have those???. Those are great, what are the dimensions?
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