Making pepper mills is a fun, useful project. A great gift idea anytime! The biggest obstacle to making a pepper mill of any size is drilling the stepped through whole. We’ve solved that problem by predrilling our most popular pepper mill blanks.
Black Walnut (Juglans nigra) Canada and USA. Heartwood can range from a lighter pale brown to a dark chocolate brown with darker brown streaks. Color can have a gray, purple, or reddish cast. Sapwood is nearly white. It has a medium texture, and the grain is usually straight, but it can be irregular. Black walnut can occasionally also be found with figured grain patterns such as curly, crotch, and burl. It is typically easy to work, provided the grain is straight and regular. Planer tear-out can sometimes be a problem when surfacing pieces with irregular or figured grain. It glues, stains, and finishes well. The grain runs with the longest dimension. Popular domestic hardwood. Natural dark color. Glues and finishes well.
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.
Turning Blocks. Blocks are sawn to +/- 1/4" of size listed.Two-piece blank overall measurements 3" x 3" x1 1-3/4"Works with Pepper Mill Kits 4" to 10"Pepper Mill Kits #126637, #126638, #35290 and #126639