OK, I know that you know what condiments are, but I was just trying to make it clearer for that
guy down the road, who's not quite so bright as you!We know from experience that it is often a challenge to find a collection of drills that match
the various diameters required to make a peppermill. Happily the guys at CeraStar know all about that problem and have solved it for you by supplying an economically-priced boxed set
of drills containing every drill you need to build one of our CeraStar mills. They may work with other mill kits too, but we wouldn't know about that! The drills included are:-
We call them condiment mills because although they are principally used to grind peppercorns in this country, they work equally well grinding
crystal salt as well as a range of other spices. The mills that we offer, below, feature ceramic milling mechanisms with stainless fittings and spindles. That means that they will not corrode
when used with aggressively corrosive materials such as salt and will wear for a long time, even when used with harder seeds and corms.
The retaining "nut" at the top of the mill is a
parallel-sided, chrome plated item which looks well enough as supplied, but is of this form so that, if the mood takes you, you can create a fancy wooden finial to glue in place over the top
nut to personalise your creation.
Please note that the kits listed DO NOT include timber: A square blank of 2 inches square and at least an inch longer than the nominal spindle length is required to complete the
The instructions for the making of mills have been much improved thanks to the efforts of Chris West, author of the definitive modern book on the making of condiment mills of all types
"Turning Salt & Pepper Shakers and Mills" (see below). This book is highly recommended to anyone embarking on the production of these useful implements.
- Saw-tooth Forstner bit, 20 mm diameter x 90 mm long
- Saw-tooth Forstner bit, 30 mm diameter x 90 mm long
- Saw-tooth Forstner bit, 35 mm diameter x 90 mm long
- Auger Bit, 7 mm diameter x 200 mm long
- Auger Bit, 24 mm diameter x 200 mm long
The drills are manufactured using steels to ASTM1060 and ASTM1050 specs. so these are not like so many of the "cheap and cheerful" (as in "cheap and nasty" tat) sets which come out of the Orient.