Woodcraft Woodshop - Padauk 3" x 3" x 9" Pre-Drilled Peppermill Blank
Making a pepper mill is an enjoyable project that produces a useful kitchen tool or a great “anytime” gift! The biggest obstacle to making a pepper mill of any size is drilling the stepped through...
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Making a pepper mill is an enjoyable project that produces a useful kitchen tool or a great “anytime” gift! The biggest obstacle to making a pepper mill of any size is drilling the stepped through hole. We’ve solved the problem by pre-drilling our most popular pepper mill blanks.
• Turns and carves well
• Finishes well
• Very stable and durable
Two-piece blank overall measurements 3" x 3" x 9"
Top is 2-3/4"
Works with #161463 or #161464 Pepper or Salt Grinder Kits.
African Padauk (Pterocarpus soyauxii) has medium to hardwood, color can vary, ranging from a pale pinkish-orange to a deep brownish-red. Most pieces tend to start reddish-orange when freshly cut, darkening substantially over time to a reddish-purplish brown. Padauk is easy to work, though it does have a moderate blunting effect on cutters. Tear-out may also occur during planing on quartersawn or interlocked grain. Padauk turns, glues, and finishes well. It’s a popular hardwood among hobbyist woodworkers because of its unique color. Some common uses for Padauk include: veneer, flooring, turned objects, musical instruments, furniture, tool handles, and other small specialty wood objects. Grain runs with the longest dimension. Central and tropical West Africa.
Heartwood is reddish-orange initially, changes color over time, can be from bright red to coral pink
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 +/- ¼" 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.