Category Archive: Mills & Spice Grinders

Jun 25

First mill making class at Rockler

Originally posted on Dailey Woodworking’s blog Saturday I led my fourth class at the Rockler store in S. Portland, Maine and the class was on making a salt or pepper mill. I think everyone had a good time on the lathes and making their mill. I know that I had a wonderful time with Tina, William, Brian, …

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Jul 05

My 5K and day 15 of my summer

  My 5K yesterday So yesterday I did my first 5K road race in over 30 years. Yup, it would be an understatement to say it’s been a few years since I last did a race. Let me also be right up front and say that I didn’t run the race, I walked. You might …

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Jul 04

Independence Day and Day 14

  Happy 4th of July! I hope that you are having a great Independence Day and get to spend it with family and friends. I was thinking of what some of our founding fathers were saying in 1776. Yup, these quotes are 240 years old. Benjamin Franklin at the signing of the Declaration of Independence, …

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Jun 28

Summer of turning day 8

  Today’s post is going to be brief. I haven’t felt good all day and I won’t bore you with the details. Today’s piece is a matching Walnut Strout mill for yesterday’s Ash Strout mill. The mill is 6 inches tall and can have either a salt or pepper mill mechanism in it. The shape …

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Jun 27

C25k, the moon and Summer of Turning day 7

Couch to 5K A while ago our oldest daughter challenged Mary and I to do a 5K on the 4th of July. We accepted the challenge and I actually started training on an elliptical but got sick and never started back up after getting better. So to make a long story short, I started doing …

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Sep 28

New Product – Ferris Mini-Grinders

  I would like to introduce you to our latest product. The Ferris mini-grinder! For years I’ve been asked to make a smaller grinder than our larger mills and spice grinders. Well I think I’ve finally come up with something that people are going to love. Our Ferris mini-grinders come with an adjustable ceramic grinding …

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Aug 26

My first salt cellar

  Of course it happened because of a custom order but, after all of these years of making salt and pepper mills, I finally made my first salt cellar (sometimes they are referred to as a salt pig).  This salt cellar was made from the same 7 color laminated Birch blocks that I made their pepper …

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May 11

Which picture do you like best?

Recently I was taking pictures of some of the 10 inch black and natural Morrison pepper mills that I had just made. I took my usual shot from in front and from slightly above the mills. That angle of a shot has gotten me a lot of comments and even ended up in the press …

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May 06

Ad worthy?

  If you were looking through a magazine would this picture catch your eye? I’m thinking of using this picture in an ad in a magazine. I think it’s a good one but, then again, I’m biased. What’s your opinion?

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Feb 09

Colorful Morrison mill set

As many of you know, I like colorful things. A lot! I like to add color to plain pieces to liven them up. Recently I’ve been making ash mills and dying them all one color. Sometimes I add a liming wax to knock the color down and it adds a secondary color to subtly contrast the base color. Those …

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