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    Peppermill

    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.
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    bernie,, i cant take credit for the wood,, it was from jim delaneys STASH,, i asked about some awhile back and he sent it to me.. for this job.. so he gets the attah boy for a fine chunk of wood thanks to both of you for the favors you done for me..
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    Well thanks to Jim and thanks to you for sending it. Your welcome Larry.
    Bernie W.

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    Lotta wow in those mills...both the wood and the shape. Very nice!!

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    I was really surprised. I think this is the first time I have seen curly maple that was turned. It looks so different than I would have expected.

    Great work as always Bernie!

    Enjoy,

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    Thanks again. Jim I just couldn't believe the curl in them. I have seen furniture with curly but never like this.
    Bernie W.

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    Those are sweet, Bernie. I love turning the curly stuff.
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    Thanks Vaughn. I have turned a lot of curly maple but never with the curl these things have.
    Bernie W.

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    love the coaster idea as well!!!

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    Great looking grinders Bernie, that curl really pops.
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