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Thread: Finish for a pepper mill?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2006

    Finish for a pepper mill?

    I'm getting ready to finish a mahogany/cherry pepper mill. Any suggestions on a good finish for it? I have Watco, Tung Oil, Walnut Oil and BLO in the shop but I'm not against picking up something else if it is a better fit. Thanks!
    Last edited by Aaron Buys; 12-30-2011 at 8:51 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    International Falls, MN
    I would use a good grade of polyurethane. It will hold up better than you other choices. I used varathane brand poly on all the pepper mills I have made and they still look great after a few years. On the last one I put butcher block oil on the inside and let it completely dry before filling. It was just an experiment. It was 24" tall and had alot of bare wood on the inside that I was worried about movement from moisture.

    Hope that helps.


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