Cabeza Grande Pepper Mill
This pepper mill, turned from highly-figured maple and dyed veneer, utilizes the same construction technique as my stave bowls. I cut each side of the figured maple strips (or staves) at a precise angle so they form a perfect cylinder when glued together. I insert a thin strip of dyed veneer between the maple staves when gluing the cylinder together. After I apply glue to all of the pieces, I clamp them together and leave them to dry overnight.
Starting with that cylinder of wood, I then turned the lower portion of the mill to create an attractive and functional work of art that can be used and enjoyed every day. The top section of the mill and the matching base are turned from bloodwood, sometimes called as Satine and native to South America.
The mill and base are finished with multiple coats of a durable Danish oil finish, buffed and waxed to a satin sheen.
The premium-grade grinding mechanism is designed to last a lifetime but can be replaced if ever needed.
Dimensions: 10″ tall, 3″ wide at the base and widest point of the mill.
To fill the pepper mill, turn the top screw to separate the upper and lower sections. To adjust the coarseness of the grind, turn the top screw.
Use and Care Instructions: Fingerprints and smudges can be wiped clean with a damp cloth. Dry with a soft towel.