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19th Jun 2010, 06:26 PM
Not sure if this is the right collective noun for grinders .
A neighbour asked me if I would make him eight sets of S&P grinders for him to take as gifts for his family in Europe in a couple of months time so here they are , plus a couple of spare sets I made while I was at it .They are 250mm size and laminated from 4 pieces of 90mm hardwood decking . The light timber is blackbutt and the red is what is sold as Forest Red . I am told this is mostly iron bark .

19th Jun 2010, 08:33 PM
Beaut grist of grinders my friend!!:2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

Very light Blackbutt.

19th Jun 2010, 08:39 PM
Top job, they look awesome:2tsup:

19th Jun 2010, 08:48 PM
great work:2tsup::2tsup: there going to be some happy people over there

19th Jun 2010, 09:12 PM
Very nice:2tsup: they look great:2tsup:


19th Jun 2010, 09:13 PM
beautiful work mate!

where do they screw apart?


thumb trimmer
19th Jun 2010, 11:02 PM
Excellent work ...
I particularly like the great contrast that you've got in the timbers used, as well as the little touches such as the brass vs black 'knobs' on the tops (I assume salt vs pepper?).


Allen Neighbors
20th Jun 2010, 04:32 AM
That's what I was going to ask, thumb trimmer..
These are real beauts! The design is right on!! :2tsup:

dai sensei
20th Jun 2010, 09:02 AM
Great sets there :2tsup: I also like the contrasting timbers :cool:

Not sure about forest red vs iron bark, totally different trees to my knowledge, but perhaps more about how it is sold more than species.

Ed Reiss
20th Jun 2010, 11:49 AM
Matching multiples can be difficult...you did very well with those :2tsup:

20th Jun 2010, 05:31 PM
Thanks for the comments .
Justin , you just unscrew the knob on top then they come apart.
These were made with the conventional Danish made mechanisms.
I've noticed that the Chinese made crush grind ceramic mechanisms are now available for about the same cost . Has anyone had any good or bad experience with these ?


dai sensei
20th Jun 2010, 08:21 PM
Crushgrinds are the best IMHO