IT'S HAMMER TIME
So, put a little pepper into it!
SHOP OWNER: Aurele Delaurier
LOCATION: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
A peppermill is an enjoyable wood turning project. However, it costs me more for the grinder mechanism than purchasing an entire peppermill in a store! For this reason, it seemed pointless to turn a traditional style peppermill. After reviewing a few ideas, I decided to copy the basic shape of a half-sized wine bottle. I made this one for my brother, Armand.
I started with a block of 3" x 3" x 8" walnut. I routed out and glued in a piece of maple for the wine bottle label.
Next, I drilled out a 1-3/4" counter bore 1/2" deep, and then drilled the 1-1/16" diameter hole for the grinder mechanism.
This drawing represents what the base will look like after being turned and the mechanism installed.
Since I planned to turn the top of the wine bottle from a 2" x 2" x 2-3/4" block of maple, this drawing illustrates the walnut disc I inserted to give the illusion of a wine cork.
This drawing shows the top inserted into the base, with the peppermill hardware holding it all together.
This is an actual view of the completed wine bottle peppermill.
To go along with the peppermill, I turned this maple wine glass styled saltshaker. The threaded lid is from a piece of Purple Heart. I use two pushpins as a wrench to unscrew lid.
. . . Aurele Delaurier
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