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Spalted Maple Stave Mill

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Woods Used:
Spalted Maple and Wenge
11″ tall, 3″” wide at base

This 11″ mill combines stave construction — which is how barrels are made — and a beautifully figured piece of spalted maple.

Caused by fungi present at some point in the live tree, the spalting resembles lines of ink that have been worked into the grain. Spalted wood is highly sought after by woodturners, and the piece used in this mill was exceptionally beautiful.

The top is turned from a solid piece of spalted maple. The lower section incorporates spalted maple with contrasting strips of wenge, a straight-grained wood from Central Africa.

The mill is finished with multiple coats of gloss polyurethane, hand-sanded between coats. This produces a mirror-like finish, one that is both attractive and durable.

The premium-grade grinding mechanism is designed to last a lifetime but can be replaced if ever needed.

To fill the pepper mill, unscrew the top and 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. Do not immerse the mill in water, and please keep it away from sources of high heat.


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