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    A few more peppermills...

    ...that will be belated christmas gifts. All crush grind mechanisms. Left to right--Maple burl with blood wood accent, Waterlox finish;spalted apple, Watco'd and buffed and walnut, also Watco'd and buffed. Still working on proportions. Fortunately, folks are happy to overlook the design imperfections as long as it grinds pepper--when it's a hand made gift.
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    Very nice, and a good variety of shapes. The first one reminds me of a lighthouse (great choice of shape for the wood ) and I really like the "classic" lines on the last one.

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    ooooh! All are beautiful but really love that last one
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    Ye designs look fine to me. Excellent work also.

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    Great looking mills Ted. Well done.
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    I like all three of them. You did a great job. I'm particularly fond of the walnut. The lines seems to appeal to my eye a bit better.

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    That's it...I'm hitting the shop. That is beautiful work Ted...Happy New Year!
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    Ted, I think I may have to try a pepper mill, never done one of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Calver View Post
    ...that will be belated christmas gifts. All crush grind mechanisms. Left to right--Maple burl with blood wood accent, Waterlox finish;spalted apple, Watco'd and buffed and walnut, also Watco'd and buffed. Still working on proportions. Fortunately, folks are happy to overlook the design imperfections as long as it grinds pepper--when it's a hand made gift.
    Ted, You mention "design imperfections" I dont see any. Your work looks very good to me. What would you change?

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    Rich,
    I had originally intended the top on the maple one to be a continuation of the tapered base, but I screwed it up and ended up with a cylindrical top that seems a little too small. Also, I glued the blood wood accents on without considering the grain, so it's an end grain to long grain glue up, with grain direction mismatch. I'm hoping in a piece this small this won't matter.
    To me, the walnut one is a little top heavy and I wish I had made the base a little wider or the top a little smaller. Same for the apple one, needs a little taper to the overall shape and therefore, a smaller top. Seems to me that a tall cylindrical utilitarian object should look stable rather than tippy. Just my personal preferences.
    Last edited by Ted Calver; 01-02-2009 at 02:48 PM.

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