Morado and Maple Pepper Mill
This pepper mill, turned from maple and morado (also known as Bolivian Rosewood, Santos Rosewood, or Pau Ferro), utilizes the same construction technique as my stave bowls. I cut each side of the morado strips (or staves) at a precise angle so they form a perfect cylinder when glued together. I insert a thin strip of maple between the morado 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 those cylinders of wood, I then turn the upper and lower portions of the mill to create an attractive and functional work of art that can be used and enjoyed every day. The matching base, which is a separate piece, is turned from maple.
Dimensions: 7-3/4″ tall, 2-7/8″ wide at the base.
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.
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.