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Thread: Finally finished the pepper mills I posted in January..

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    Finally finished the pepper mills I posted in January..

    Back on Jan 25, I posted these five pepper mills that I was working on.. I posted the unfinished mills, well finally got a finish on them...
    These are turned from a product called Spectraply.. a laminate similar to Dymondwood, only not quite so expensive... the Spectraply is also used for gun stocks... I am currently talking with the manufacturer to try and be a representative/reseller in this area or maybe on the web.... we've just started talking so it may be a couple of months before I get anything set up - if I can even make it work... anyway here are the finished versions of the mills...
    all finished with a sanding sealer, then several coats of wipe on poly...

    I've also included a couple of natural wood mills that I was working along with the laminates... the first is African Rosewood (Bubinga), the second is from plain ol' American Elm... from a tree I cut behind my shop to save the roof of the shop... that tree dropped a 6" diameter x about 10' limb on top of my shop the week after it was completed... landed right on a rafter and drove it down about 5 inches and knocked a hole in my new tin roof.

    Oops... forgot to add the pictures...
    Chuck
    Tellico Plains, TN
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/TellicoTurnings
    My parents taught me to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder to find any.
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    Pictures of peppermills I posted earlier

    I hit submit before I hit attach.... here are the pictures...

    1. Applejack
    2. Royal Jacaranda
    3. Charcoal
    4. Blue midnight (blue & black)
    5. Southwest

    6. African Rosewood (Bubinga)
    7. Elm
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 34-925.JPG   34-922.JPG   34-923.JPG   34-921.JPG   34-924.JPG  

    34-927.JPG   34-910.JPG  
    Chuck
    Tellico Plains, TN
    https://www.etsy.com/shop/TellicoTurnings
    My parents taught me to respect my elders, but it's getting harder and harder to find any.
    If you go looking for trouble, it will usually find you.

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    Those are beauties, Chuck.
    Very nicely done!!!!
    Why has common sense
    become so uncommon?

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    Nice work, Chuck. I really like the colored blanks.

    BTW, I merged your two posts into a single thread.
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    Real nice mills. never made one as i don't sell any thing i make but do like them colored blanks.

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    Beautiful Chuck. Really well done.
    Bernie W.

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    Super nice!!!

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    Very cool, Chuck.

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