A portable document format pdf copy of this presentation is available. Dec 22, 2016 in this video i will make a pepper mill to go with the bowl i made a few days ago. Finally, just what wood turners and crafters have always wanted. The term pepper mill generally conjures the image of a waiter holding a baseball batsized mill over my salad as he vigorously grinds out pepper and tells me to say when. Nov 04, 2014 duck calls and pepper mills are two of the most popular woodturning projects today. Please practice handwashing and social distancing, and check out our resources for adapting to these times. Mount a 2 to 3 diameter by 2 thick waste block on the lathe withachuckorfaceplate. Check the southern turners website for a list of suppliers.
Turning a crushgrind peppermill glue method design or sketch a profile first. Sep 02, 2018 with all the drilling operations done, its time for my favorite partturning. The smooth twist handle and high quality ceramic grinding mechanism will make for easy grinding of salt or pepper. Somewhere along the line the approach of using glue with the crushgrind mechanism was introduced which is not how it was designed to be assembled. Salt and pepper mills woodworking plan wood magazine. Written by veteran turner chris west of the uk, it is the last word on crafting shakers in fine woods and highend materials. In this instructable i will make a pepper mill to go with the bowl i made a few days ago. Made of tempered stainless steel with an aluminum shaft. Turning the knob on the top i can adjust how finely the pepper is ground.
Fischs pepper mill boring kit for lathes inset provides drill bits, extensions and a morse taper. Box 1686, parkersburg, wv 261021686 2014 by woodcraft supply, llc. As a timesaving technique, he uses baseball bat blanks. Theres not much in the way of turning, but youll see him finish off the peper mill and show off the final product. Remove this from the lathe and set it aside for now. C o a rs e f i n p e adjustment knob top view c o a rs e f i n p e selecting the blank 1. The forstner bit sizes used may not be applicable to your project. Learn how to turn a crushgrind saltpepper mill on your lathe today. Snapin fittings do not require the use of metal fasteners. Turners select deluxe pepper mill kit projects craft. Combine a modern mechanism with a traditional design and turn your own version of les thornes mill ooden pepper grinders have been. Here andy steps us through a project thats perfect for the beginning woodturner an attractive and very functional 175mm pepper grinder.
When you have the shape you desire, remove the mill. Use a skew or a spindlemaster to generally shape your peppermill and add a bead or two on the bottom of the mill. And instead of a twohanded rotation action, the mechanisms in these mills work by simply pressing a. A loose fit can cause the mill to be off center or vibrate while turning. Insert the tenon into the opening at the upper end of the base blank. Black walnut is used in this wood turning along with a variety of lathe tools. Adjust coarseness of pepper by turning the knurled knob at the top. Add a dash of spice to your turning with these innovative mill mechanisms.
Turning peppermills is one of the more common lathe projects, but one that can be a little intimidating. C o a rs e f i n p e adjustment knob male grinder female grinder retainer bar turn plate screws screws shaft spring bar spring c o a rs e f i n p e mill top spigot mill body 932 1116 12 1 58 turning the mill head and mill body 1. Turning a crushgrind shaft grinder without using glue. A portable document format pdf copy of this presentation is. Adjustment knob spring bar male grinder female grinder retainer bar turning plate screws screws shaft spring turning the mill head and mill body 1. Instructions for turning a 10 inch peppermill project. And instead of a twohanded rotation action, the mechanisms in these mills work by simply. The salt and pepper mills in this project are a bit more discreet. Remove chuck from lathe or use another lathe and turn a. Turning peppermills does not require a lot of fancy equipment but there are a few pieces you will need. Mount the 3 jaw drill chuck into the head stock of the. Spice up the table with a beautiful custom turners select deluxe pepper mill.
Designer dennis volz walks you through the process in making a unique pepper mill. Kit comes complete with instructions and all hardware to make one pepper mill. The waste block will have a hole that is tight enough to accept the spigot without turning and yet loose enough to press the spigot into the block. Take a look at this other article to see the pepper mill in action. Drill a hole in the mill body and epoxy the mechanism into the body. Mount the top into the fourjawed chuck and drill a 14 hole about halfway into the one end and again reverse the top and drill the other half of the 14 hole in the top. Wood or manmade blank for the body sold separately. Turn the top tennon to a very small diameter ready for parting. You can drill the body with a larger forstner bit in order to store more pepper. The following tips and guidance should assist in the process of making a mill to be proud of. Making a peppermill a boreing activity west bay woodturners. Great little turning project that doesnt require a ton of time or special bushingsadaptors to make. Just push the button on the top to activate the grinding mechanism and light.
Now all thats left is to sand it and apply a little oil varnish. Pepper mill these instructions are for a standard 203m 8 pepper mill kit. Rechuck the body by opening the chuck jaws inside the body. Duck calls and pepper mills are two of the most popular woodturning projects today.
Just as popular is the crushgrind wood mechanism fig 2. The shafted model at the top item 32708 makes a traditional pepper mill from 5. Each mill features a ceramic grinding mechanism and bottommounted locking grind adjustment knob. I will use this piece of olive wood and this mechanism i found in a local shop. Turn pepper mill to desired shape and finish sand to 600 grit conventional sandpaper, then sand through 12000 grit micro mesh sandpaper.
With a few simple lathe tools and some easy to master techniques, you can create a stylish project in a short amount of time. Replace the top over the motor section and lock it to the base by turning clockwise. I finish assembling the mill, add a little black pepper, and check if it works. Place 1 116 forstner bit back in tailstock and drill hole through top piece. Tighten between centers and make sure it is secured to turn safely.
This wasnt all that difficult yet the instructions said, difficulty level. Select a 234 square blank that is 1 longer than the mechanism you have selected. So naturally, we thought combining them both into a single project would make a great project thats unique, challenging and fun to use too. Difficult what was meant by difficult is that two or more pieces are mounted and turned simultaneously.
Now you have a custom turned crushgrind mill ready to sell at your next craft show or to grind some pepper on that filet mignon for your next dinner party. With all the drilling operations done, its time for my favorite part turning. I start off with the top between centers and turn a tenon on the bottom of the piece that will be the top of the pepper mill. These excellent stainless steel pepper grinding mechanisms are wellmachined and just what you need to complete a fun and useful turning project using wood that you provide yourself. Determine where the cap will be and how large or small it will be.
Place the tenon of the mill head blank into the 1116 hole of the mill base blank. Oct 15, 2015 instructions for turning a 10 inch peppermill project plans stay safe and healthy. After the wixey has been zeroed on the table saw surface, place it on the left side of the blade and angle the blade to 97. Push the tenon of the mill head into the 1 116 hole of the mill base. If you have any questions please feel free to call us at 18005518876 and be sure to visit us at for the largest selection of woodturning supplies in the industry. Our product range also includes matching salt grinder kits with the same size.
Then mahoney takes you stepbystep, through the turning process as he creates five unique unique projects including basic and naturaledge bowls, a lidded box, a pepper mill, and a memorial urn. Beautiful wood and quality hardware guarantee projects that look good and perform flawlessly. Mount the blank between the jam chuck and live center. Turning a peppermill by nim batchelor piedmont triad woodturners association meeting may 8, 2012 you will need. Where to get some materials and tools used in this project. Complete instructions available for download below. There are 35 high quality colour illustrations which display in gray scale on devices without a colour screen and 9 diagrams.
Turn the body select a square blank that is 20mm longer than the pepper mill body and 10mm wider than the diameter of your pepper mill body. It requires making or buying a special turning tool to cut an internal groove in the mill. For coarser grind, turn finial nut left counterclockwise. Heres a great video series from same pane on how to turn a pepper mill from maple.
These innovative salt, pepper and spice mill mechanisms allow you to turn your own mill on the lathe. How to make a pepper mill a beginner woodturning project. I measured the widest part of the shaker tube at 24. There are three sets of instruction sheets here in this. Turning a deluxe pepper mill supplies needed blank 158 forstner drill bit. For this reason the crushgrind shaft mechanism fig 1 has become a favourite in the woodturning community.
Andy lucas is a wood hobbyist who also lends a hand and plenty of good advice at our carbatec brisbane store. Made by americas oldest pepper mill manufacturer, these highquality pepper mill mechanism kits have all the internal components necessary to produce a topload, adjustable grind coarse through. I didnt purchase the special tool to seat the plastic inserts, so i used hotmelt glue to fasten the plastic into the mill body. These kits are relatively inexpensive and available from a range of suppliers. To make certain that the angle of the blade isnt just a. Easy to turn on a 7mm mandrel with small pieces or cutoffs.
In this video i will make a pepper mill to go with the bowl i made a few days ago. Crushgrind wood instructions 2 preparing your blank boring the mill blanks congratulations on your choice of this high quality ceramic peppermill mechanism which should give you many years of useful service. There are different crushgrind mechanisms on the market. Then there is the premium crushgrind ceramic mills which have a 25year warranty on the ceramic parts.
The first step was to mount the wood between centers and turn a rough cylinder and then turn a tenon at one end. Turning a crushgrind peppermill glue method detroit area. For a finer grind turn the adjustment knob h clockwise. Set up as shown in diagram c turning both ends at once. Mount the jam chuck on headstock, then insert into the blank. The mill uses a ceramic grinder, durable plastic body and sturdy aluminum shaft. Woodturning project kit for pepper mill shaft mechanism. Easy to assemble and install, these mechanisms can be adjusted from extra coarse to an extra fine grind by turning the knurled p knob on top of the mill.
Turning a crushgrind saltpepper mill woodturning howto. The recommended 1 forstner makes a hole slightly larger than the shaker insert. Part off main body of pepper mill leaving top piece in chuck. Preparing a 48 section blank and turning a peppermill. Determine how tall the pepper mill body will be, and how tall the pepper mill top will be. Sand the mill 100, 500, 220, 300, 400, 600, 800, 1,000.
Turning the blanks extension blank see a2 use a jam chuck with a 1 diameter. Remove the blank from the lathe and drill the 38mm diameter hole12mm deep in the bottom of the pepper mill, then change drills. Check the mechanism lay out the pepper mill mechanism to be sure all of the parts are present and that they fit together as designed. You can, of course, vary the shape widely from the basic mill i describe here. Note that you can also use these instructions for making a matching 175mm salt. With all the drilling operations done, its time for my favorite partturning. The use of sanding sealer reduces the amount of finish used. The bottom style item 35401 makes a mill in which the top part revolves around a relatively short section on the bottom. The truth is, turning peppermills is relatively easy once you understand the basics and sequence of the process. Create a waste block that will accept the mill head spigot. Turning salt and pepper mills the apprentice and the journeyman provides a woodworking video tutorial showing how salt and pepper mills are turned on the wood lathe.
Preparing a 48 section blank and turning a peppermill 1. Measure blank to insure that its rounded dimension will be sufficient for the diameter of the peppermill. Both sizes are supplied with a stainless steel knob with a p for pepper engraved on the top of the knob. So be sure to measure the size holes you will need, leaving at least a. There are a couple of challenges inherent to turning a duck call pepper mill. Test fit the spigot to the mill body to ensure a snug fit. To get at least two blanks from each strip, i make my slabs about. Dec 21, 2016 turning the knob on the top i can adjust how finely the pepper is ground. Ive found that the 10 mills are a nice size to work with and everyone seems to prefer it to larger or smaller ones.1393 1070 494 412 976 112 854 487 119 1035 1468 1142 1278 345 316 479 454 504 1067 725 1469 860 502 1320 966 1313 939 1223 1433 1494 858 1307 735 1332 559