Crush Grind Peppermill

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I am ready to try turning a peppermill and have a crush grind mechanism from  
Packard. The directions indicate that I need to trun two grooves one inside  
the body and the other inside the cap. These grooves are sort of like a  
groove for a snap ring. They actually hold the mechanism in the body and the  
truning mechanism in the cap.

Has anyone turned a peppermill using this mechanism. I am not sure what to  
use to make the groove. The groove needs to be about 2 1/4 inches up from  
the bottom of the body and about 3/4 inch up from the bottom of the cap.

Thanks in advance for any help.
Russ  


Re: Crush Grind Peppermill
Russ Stanton wrote:
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Hi Russ

These are the only mechanism that I've used and I really like how they
enable you to design whatever you want for the top, without having to
factor in the usual metal knob.

There are now a couple of places selling scrapers to make the groove but
it's pretty easy to make your own, and that's what I did.
If you go to the Stiles and Bates website and look at their Crushgrind
page you'll see one, along with dimensions (although you can just work
from the actual mechanism).

Hope that helps. If you need more info just ask

Duncan

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Duncan Hoyle wrote:
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Sorry, I forgot to give a link - they have long urls so I've shortened
it - http://tinyurl.com/lnkohg

Duncan

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Thanks Duncan

I went to the web site and looked at the sketch of the tool and believe I  
can make this. Being in the US I would probably not be able to easily get  
the special made tool from Stiles and Bates. If you have any other  
suggestions on a source of the scraper for this application I would  
appreciate it, especially if I have trouble making the tool.
Russ
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That looks like a simple tool to make with a file and a vise.

You might be able to find a large screw driver that can be ground down
and then defined just right.  I'm thinking of the 18" long thick ones.
Provided handle and shaft.

You can make a paper overlay for easy testing while filing / grinding.

Martin

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in the past, when I've wanted to cut an interior groove, I've made a tool  
from an allen wrench - it's good steel and will take a great edge





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Bill

How do you hold the modified allen wrench?
Russ
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  Many standard hollowing tools will hold the smaller ones, Sorby, Don  
Pencil, etc

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Some would fit in an Oland tool.. great idea, since I have a lot of old
wrenches..


mac

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the last time I needed to do this, I just drilled a piece of CRS rod axially  
and brazed the wrench into the hole and then put the result into a piece of  
dowel for a handle.  You can skip the brazing and just use epoxy, you can  
use a set screw, you can probably buy something ready made - you don't need  
anything fancy....


doesn't anyone use their tools to make tools any more??   Grrrrrr.    Come  
on guys, exercise those neurons - most of the time you can make what you  
need in less time than it takes to go to the store to buy it.


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