Salt Shakers and Pepper mills are great tabletop items. They can be used at every meal so they will certainly become household favorites.
For salt, you can make a shaker which dispenses traditional salt. Or you can made a salt grinder and use large sea salt crystals. Salt can eat traditional metals so today they are typically made from ceramic. Please don't use metal.
Pepper grinders are popular items and wonderful gifts. The hardware for these grinders is now very standard and works extremely well. They are also reasonably priced for such a wonderful final result.
In this photo tutorial, Barry Gross outlines all the step needed to turn your own peppermill. His photo's are an excellent way to see how each step is accomplished and by following them, you should be able to duplicate this peppermill project!
In this project, Nick shows all the steps in making a pepper grinder. This is probably the most detailed and best written article that we've seen on peppermills. The drawing at the end of the project gives exact dimensions for making this style of peppermill. This allows you to duplicate the peppermill as a learning experience and then you can start making your own designs with this core knowledge.
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