Woodcraft Woodshop - Mahogany, African 3" x 3" x 11-3/4" Pre-Drilled Peppermill Blank
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...
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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!
• 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
Two-piece 3" x 3" x 11-3/4" African Mahogany blank
Pre-drilled for easy turning
Works with #161463 or #161464 Pepper or Salt Grinder Kits.
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.
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.
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Renowned turner, Keith Lackner creates a Salt and Pepper Mill Matching Set with Woodcraft's WoodRiver pre-drilled mill kits. Making a salt/pepper mill is an enjoyable project that produces a useful kitchen tool or a great “anytime” gift! The biggest obstacle to making a salt/pepper mill of any size is drilling the stepped through hole. We’ve solved the problem by pre-drilling our most popular salt/pepper mill blanks in walnut, cherry, maple, mahogany, and padauk. Follow along to learn how Keith takes us through his step-by-step process.