These are our 10-inch hardwood Morrison grinders, our version of a traditional shaped salt and pepper mill. They can be ordered in Ash, Cherry, and Walnut.
These mills are approximately 2 5/8" in diameter at the base and tapers to 1 1/2" in the mid-section and stands 10" tall. Because these are turned by eye all measurements are approximate.
This wooden spice grinder is worked completely on the lathe. I drill the head and body first. Once the drilling is complete I then shape the head and body using hand tools and turning everything by eye on my lathe.
The shape is modeled after a picture that I saw of a lady dancing. Starting from the head, shoulders and waist area, all the way down to the beads or rings that I've turned near the bottom to be like the folds of her dress.
The spice grinding mechanism used is Ceramic and is made in Denmark. A nice feature on this grinder is that the adjustment knob is located on the bottom. That means that you won't loose your favorite grind size each time that you have to refill this pepper grinder.
The finish on the mill is a food grade polymerized Tung oil and a wax mixture which gives a nice luster to the mill. So it's safe to use on your food and cleans up easily. Care instructions are included.
On these Morrison Grinders, I use beads on the bottom to differentiate between salt and pepper grinders. Salt mills have just one bead and pepper mills have three.
You are placing an order for these grinders. You will not receive the exact ones pictured. There will be subtle differences from the ones pictured because they are all one of a kind mills.