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    new run of pepper mills

    nearing the home stretch for this year gang! with the stuff for the fair done, and most of the flatwork in progress of one form or another, its time to return to spinny-land. for the upcoming craft shows i've decided to make a new dozen of the pepper mills that went so well, this time in ambrosia maple and walnut. so far i have the blanks cut, and the centers marked. hopefully i'll get to spinning them soon.
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    with all of the flat work mostly out of the way, it is time to head on over to the spinny realm. got the lathe all rigged and ready. first off though, i need to do a serious touch up on the persuader. seems someone had been using it to persuade metal, and now i need to do some cleanup on it before anything else.
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    I think you are inspiring me! I have two pepper mill mechanisms that I haven't started on. With winter closing in, though, I may not start on them until spring. I'm about to shut down woodworking for the year. The first of October is about the latest I can do stuff ourside.
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    got to working on the pepper mills yesterday. started out with the clean up of the persuader. it is a touch slimmer now, as some of the gouges were a bit on the deep side. once again i advised pop that it shouldn't be used on metal. but now it looks as good as new again. i got the first five of the blanks turned to round (there's gonna be 12 of them ya know), and i decided that it was too warm to continue, and i was getting a bit on the tired side.
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    got all of the blanks turned to round today, and got the first one to the point where it is at it's final diameter, and marked out for the beading.
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    got back to it this afternoon. since it was already at the final diameter, it was then off to turning the center down to the 2" final diameter, and turning the beads. with that done, and the outside sanded from 100 to 400 grit, it was time to cut the inset for the mill, and with a good snug fit assured, then to bore the center hole most of the way through. i take out the last 1/4" out on the drill press, as i have found that when i do it on the lathe, i get a ragged edge hole at the bottom. after this was done, it was on to finishing with 3 good coats of my pen finish, and a bit of the white hut wax. well, its one down, and eleven to go....
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 007 first one detail turned.jpg   008 first one inset and through holes done.jpg   009 finish applied.jpg   010 polished with hut.jpg   011 first one finished.jpg  

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    Looks nice, Dan.
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    update: 4 done, 1 on the lathe that is 90% done, 7 more to go....
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    today's update: 9 done, 1 on the lathe that is ready for sanding/finishing, and 2 more to go....
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    Thanks for the update Dan. Those are some sharp looking mills.

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