Lathe Turned Salt & Pepper Set
Contrasting woods and a simple yet elegant design make this project as enjoyable to build as it is practical to use.
The term pepper mill generally conjures the image of a waiter holding a baseball bat-sized mill over my salad as he vigorously grinds out pepper and tells me to say “when.” The salt and pepper mills in this project are a bit more discreet. Each one is sized to fit comfortably in your palm. And instead of a two-handed rotation action, the mechanisms in these mills work by simply pressing a plunger with your thumb (see photo below). In fact, the only turning you’ll have to do with these mills is at the lathe, when it comes to shaping the bodies of the mills. It’s a good opportunity to dust off that minilathe sitting in the corner of the shop and put it to use.
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- Metric (unavailable)
What You Get:
- 5 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- 30 full-color photos and illustrations and exploded views
- Cutting diagram and materials list
- Lathe pattern
- Sources List
Note: After your purchase, you will receive an email containing a PDF attachment of your purchased plan, as well as instructions for logging in to download the plan and access any other associated files and videos, which will all be located on this page.
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.