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dai sensei
23rd Mar 2011, 10:56 PM
Been playing a fair bit with resin over the years. I have some other pepper grinder blanks made from peppercorns and even coffee beans still waiting to be finished.

After seeing Cornucopia's post on his amalgam-mutt-boxs (http://www.woodworkforums.com/f8/amalgam-mutt-boxs-130627/), I decided to cast some burl caps into pepper grinder blanks (see here (http://www.woodworkforums.com/f204/taking-ww-casting-new-level-133065/#post1294285) for more blanks). This one is a Tasmanian Myrtle Burl with a mixture of blood red resin and red-russett Pearlex resin. It is finished with a few coats of Gelcoat Poly to help seal and hold it, then buffed with Hutt wax, and has a Crushgrind ceramic mill.

http://www.woodworkforums.com/attachments/f204/165140d1300880725-taking-ww-casting-new-level-ww-grinder1.jpg http://www.woodworkforums.com/attachments/f204/165141d1300880725-taking-ww-casting-new-level-ww-grinder2.jpg http://www.woodworkforums.com/attachments/f204/165142d1300880725-taking-ww-casting-new-level-ww-grinder3.jpg

Cheers

KevM
23rd Mar 2011, 10:58 PM
:2tsup: That is one very nice grinder!!!

Love it!!

mkypenturner
24th Mar 2011, 06:43 AM
:oo: .................................. oh sorry i was drooling WOW that is bloody awesome
great work

artme
24th Mar 2011, 07:40 AM
:o Now they are something else!! Fntastic!!:2tsup::2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

Ozkaban
24th Mar 2011, 09:07 AM
wow. lovely looking grinder there!

Sawdust Maker
24th Mar 2011, 10:59 AM
fantastic :2tsup:

Big Shed
24th Mar 2011, 11:50 AM
Very impressive Neil:2tsup::2tsup:

cornucopia
24th Mar 2011, 05:42 PM
great casting and mill Neil :2tsup:

Toymaker Len
24th Mar 2011, 05:59 PM
Thats got to be the best bit of burl and resin combo ever.

bench1holio
24th Mar 2011, 06:13 PM
:oo: very very nice !

TTIT
24th Mar 2011, 10:59 PM
Taking this casting bit to new levels Neil :2tsup: Looks fantastic :U

dai sensei
24th Mar 2011, 11:35 PM
Thanks for the comments guys. Can't wait until I see what the other blanks look like turned, may take a few years but :-

I'm off to Turn-fest tomorrow to learn some more :2tsup:

hughie
25th Mar 2011, 01:08 PM
Ooops I missed this one, superb is a word that comes to mind :2tsup:

Ironwood
25th Mar 2011, 03:16 PM
I've looked at this thread a couple of times in the last couple of days. Everytime I see the pics, I think "WOW".

Good stuff Neil, your on a winner with those.

Tony Morton
25th Mar 2011, 11:13 PM
Hey Neil looks just great inthe flesh neil thecolourand opalessence complements the burl well done.

Cheers Tony at Turnfest

Ed Reiss
27th Mar 2011, 11:34 AM
Very well done, Neil...they look terrific :2tsup:

benji79
28th Mar 2011, 08:18 PM
As usual, very nice work :oo::oo: