This is certainly not a big deal for any of you experienced turners......but I'm not a turner. Anyway, someone in the house thought we needed a pepper mill to "experience the great taste of fresh ground pepper". I thought, well I have a lathe and some tools....why not? Oh, yeh...forgot the part about not being a turner. Anway, after futzing around making a prototype (or practice piece, whatever) and some other missteps, I came up with this. You can see the practice (ash) and what I wound up for a working model. A turner can see my sweep isn't completely perfect and things like that, but we're happy with it. They are amazingly easy to make if you're a turner. If you're not it's takes a little a little more thought. The final version was cherry, and I wiped on a coat of varnish.