During this workshop, participants will have the opportunity to make an 8″ tall pepper mill using a mini lathe. There will be some discussion of the various types of mechanisms that are available, and some of the design considerations for using each will be described and illustrated with examples. If you’ve looked into making a pepper mill, and have been discouraged by what looks like a complicated set of instructions and the need for some specialized sizes of drills, then this workshop is for you. During the workshop you will learn how to make pepper mills at home using ordinary drills and turning tools. We will also discuss how the method used in the workshop, with mini lathes, can be modified if you have access to a larger lathe in your shop. The workshop is intended for participants with some wood turning experience, but we can also accommodate beginning turners. Participants should bring their own turning tools if they have them, but the necessary tools and drills will be provided. There is a materials charge of $15 collected at the workshop to cover the cost of the mechanism and the wood. If you have a piece of 3″ x 3″ x 8″ wood that you want to use for your project, the materials charge is $13 for the mechanism alone.
Date: March 7, 2020 from 9AM to 4PM
Location: St Michael’s Woodshop 691 St Paul St Rochester 14605