Making a pepper mill is a fun project that produces a great addition to the kitchen – or a great gift idea for anytime! The biggest obstacle to making a pepper mill of any size is the drilling of the stepped through whole. We’ve solved that problem by pre-drilling our most popular pepper mill blanks. To make it even easier, we've created a 2pc Jamb Chuck set #158353 that will assist putting these pre-drilled pieces on the lathe!Two-piece 3" x 3" x 11-3/4" African Mahogany blank
Pre-drilled for easy turning
Works with 4" to 10" Pepper Mill Kits (#126637, #126638, #835290 and #126639)
Thankfully for lovers of mahogany, there are many alternatives on the market. One popular, affordable choice is African Mahogany in the Khaya genus. The heartwood is a light pink-brown that darkens when cut to a reddish-brown. It has a medium to coarse texture and a straight to interlocked grain, which can yield a striped or roe figure. The wood finishes well and has a lustrous quality. African Mahogany is used for furniture and cabinetry, paneling, boatbuilding, veneer, office and shop fixtures, interior joinery, staircase banisters, handrails and domestic flooring. Grain runs with the longest dimension.
Easy to work, glue, and finish
The grain can be straight, irregular, or interlocked
Machines well, excellent for turning
Moderate blunting effect to cutting tools
Due to the nature of wood movement, shrinkage and expansion are possible. Please measure each piece carefully before starting any project.Wood is a product of nature, and as such, no two pieces are alike to start with, while the same wood growing in different locales can vary greatly even though it is the exact same species.Thin Stock. The thin stock is cut to size from quality, kiln-dried stock. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.Carving and Turning Blocks. Blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of size listed.Plywood. Sizes are nominal. Dimensions are +/- 1/8" of size listed.