Here are a couple of curly maple peppermills done this week. The wood is from Larry Merlau. I did a peppermill for him out of one of the three pieces he sent. Larry's and the one on the left has GF Woodturners finish and the one on the right is finished with lacquer. They are both 10" tall and have little coasters to sit in to keep pepper off the table. One is commissioned/spoken for by my best friend that I worked with for 30 yrs. for his wife for Christmas and the other goes on my table. I made these a little heftier as I like them to fit my hand and it was requested by the person wanting the other one. Had some soft punky wood but was able to work around it. Larry thank you for some beautiful wood. My wife says thank you and says the wood is absolutely beautiful. I did not take pictures of the one I made for Larry. I will let him post it.
Retirement: That’s when you return from work one day
and say, “Hi, Honey, I’m home – forever.”
To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.