Making a Peppermill – Focus on Design DVD


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This DVD gives insight into design aspects of making pepper and salt mills that can be translated into all projects on the lathe. From template design and construction to shaping, sanding and finishing, you ll learn everything you need to know to turn professional grade peppermills. This video is professionally filmed, narrated and to the point. 1 hour and 50 minutes. Learn more about this DVD and all the inclusive chapters here.

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  • Running Time: 1 hour 50 minutes (110 mins.)
  • Format: NTSC, DVD
  • Regions: All
  • Number of Discs: 1


Apply the techniques found on this DVD and your work will ultimately improve.


My conclusion is that most woodturners learn the basics of turning quickly (within about a year). So rather than focusing attention on subjects (e.g. sharpening or “how to cut” etc.) that have been thoroughly covered by other great DVD’s and books, I focus my instruction on the finer elements of design and and the tool control necessary to achieve the subtleties of design.

I hope, through my observations, to help you better “see” what makes up good form and elegant lines so that you can apply that to your own work and grow from there. The “platform” I’m using for this instruction is the simple peppermill because it affords many graceful lines that can be studied. But even if you never make a peppermill, what you will learn from this DVD will help increase your knowledge of tool control.You can then apply graceful contours to all of your work and it will help you understand the thought processes necessary to capture the finer aspects of design. Apply these techniques and your work will ultimately improve.

Additional information

Weight 3 oz
Dimensions 7.5 × 5.25 × .5 in

1 review for Making a Peppermill – Focus on Design DVD

  1. William Ellen

    I have all of Ted’s DVDs and have watched them multiple times. I learn something new every time I watch them. They are clear, easy to understand and very much to the point. The close ups of what he does are especially helpful.

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