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    High caliber first project post...

    ....well, maybe not so high caliber, but I tried!! I made a pepper mill like this one for a hunter friend and then decided I wanted one too, so this ones mine. Crush grind mechanism, mahogany body and maple burl bullet. Stands about 14" high and has 2 coats of Waterlox Original on it so far. I'll do 3 more and then buff it out--that's a 300 Winchester Magnum next to it, just for scale. Happy New Year everyone!!!
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    Last edited by Ted Calver; 12-31-2008 at 11:25 PM. Reason: Added text

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    well yours is approx 6 times taller so does that make it a 1800 caliber? looks like a neat gift and the burl top is a nice touch..
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    Hey! Neat. Very clever project. Will make a unique gift for your friend. You should know, we are a bunch of thieves here. Some might just steal that idea.

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    Guess you can use the most powerful pepper out there in that, being belted and all.

    It looks very nice!

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    That is a great looking mill. Very well done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    Hey! Neat. Very clever project. Will make a unique gift for your friend. You should know, we are a bunch of thieves here. Some might just steal that idea.
    I won't 'steal' your idea, but may borrow it next time I go into peppermill mode.. overstocked right now so need to sell off a few before I make more.

    Great idea and well done. I like the crush grind mechanism... allows for lots and lots of design options.
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    How many grains will that puppy hold
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    I am sure you will enjoy this as much as your friend enjoys his. Happy hunting.



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    Ha!!! Gotta love that one Ted. Nice work, hope it gets used a lot!!
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    Ted, that is a nice mill. Keep the posts coming.

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