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    A Mess of Mills

    It seems we are on a roll with pepper mills. I just completed an order of pepper mills for a customer. Nine of them at 10" tall with traditional mechanisms. He supplied the wood. The 7 walnut mills are from a single piece of crotch/branch that he has had for many years. The 2 oak came from a 4 x 4 newel post. Thay all have 2 coats of Bush oil with LV conservators wax. The customer picked them up today and was very pleased. I started this a few months ago cutting out the blanks, letting them settle, roughing to cylinders, letting them settle, drilling, letting them settle, truing and final shaping. He wanted me to do it last year but did not give me much notice. He was smart enough to get to me early this year so he could have them as Christmas gifts. I am also pleased with how they came out.

    Thoughts, comments, critiques welcome.
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    Don Orr

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    Those look fantastic Don! You sure did that special wood justice.
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    Don, those are some of the finest mills that I have ever seen.
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    Great looking mills

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohammad Madha View Post
    Don, those are some of the finest mills that I have ever seen.
    I agree. Those are beautiful, Don.
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    very nice mills, great job on them

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    Even my wife, who can sneeze up a storm, if someone is grinding pepper, loved them.

    Ya dun gud.

    Enjoy,

    JimB
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    I have to agree with the others. Very nice mills indeed.
    Dennis

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    they're gorgeous.

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    Very very nice Don.
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