Woodcraft Woodshop - Walnut 3" x 3" x 11-3/4" Pre-Drilled Peppermill Blank
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...
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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.
• Glues, stains, and finishes well
• Grain runs with the longest dimension
• Popular domestic hardwood; natural dark color
• Glues and finishes well
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 #161463 or #161464 Pepper or Salt Grinder Kits.
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.
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.
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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.
Just finished my 12” peppermill using this blank. They leave almost no extra length so you can make a tenon. I made an 1/8” tenon so the head wont slide around on the top and get out of alignment. The pepper mill kit recommends a 3/8” tenon. No way you’ll get that out of this kit.