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Shaft 260 CrushGrind Mill Mechanism
Shaft 260 CrushGrind Mill Mechanism Item #: 32708
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Wood CrushGrind Mill Mechanism
Wood CrushGrind Mill Mechanism Item #: 35401
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CrushGrind Mill Mechanisms

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Add a dash of spice to your turning with these innovative mill mechanisms! These innovative salt, pepper and spice mill mechanisms allow you to turn your own mill on the lathe! Each mill features a ceramic grinding mechanism and bottom-mounted locking grind adjustment knob. Snap-in fittings do not require the use of metal fasteners.

(1) CrushGrind Mill Mechanism
(1) Set of Instructions
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Weight 1.0000
Tech Spec Shaft 260 Mechanism (#32708)
  • Designed for traditional mills from 5" to 12" high
  • Can be mounted using built-in catchers or glued in with epoxy
  • Top is fixed into the stopper, which can be removed to re-fill the mill

Wood CrushGrind Mechanism (#35401)
  • Provides the greatest mill design flexibility, allowing you to create traditional as well as upside-down mills
  • Ribs penetrate into the wooden housing (not included) to hold the mechanism horizontally
  • It also has catchers to hold it vertically
  • Placement of the turning point is flexible, which gives the mechanism its unique design characteristics
  • Can be used for mills from 4" to 8" high
3.4 / 5.0
12 Reviews
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Excellent quality
November 7, 2015
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
I have found that these mechanisms...
I have found that these mechanisms perform much better than the stainless steel grinders. I prefer the mechanism with the shaft over the one without the shaft. (Installation of the shaftless mechanism requires very precise workmanship and not much is gained). And, as others have noted, the instructions are very poor, but not really required with a little forethought.
January 14, 2010
The mechanism is fantastic! Fully adjustable...
The mechanism is fantastic! Fully adjustable and will grind anything (from the kitchen) you put in it. But I do agree with another reviewer, the poor photocopy of "instructions" that came with it was a waste of paper. Barely readable and unclear. Fortunately, its not rocket science to plan one out from scratch.
October 3, 2009
The crush grind mechanism is unbelievable!...
The crush grind mechanism is unbelievable! I've spent 55 years searching for the perfect mill and this is it.The grinding is perfect, uniform and smooth. It will grind pepper, salt or herbs. No need to worry about metal corroding if you grind salt since the grinder is made from ceramic. I cannot tell you how wonderful this mechanism is!
December 27, 2008
The mechanism itself seems to be...
The mechanism itself seems to be very good, and I like the ceramic for longevity. I found the instructions that came with the mill to be minimal, but adequate to make the mechanism fit and work. I also found that you can do it several other ways, some that work better than others. I suggest boring holes in scrap wood until you get it down and then do your final mill. I am online right now to buy more.
December 15, 2008
I like the feature that you...
I like the feature that you can create your mill any length with this product.
March 13, 2008
This is one of the best...
This is one of the best pepper/salt grinder mechanisms I have ever used. I have built three sets using this mechanism so far and am starting on a fourth. Every one has worked flawlessly.
May 21, 2009
grinder parts
The odd hole diameter sizes make no sense. Finding a bit for an odd size is not economic and often not available locally. Unless you want to make a lot of these find another project source.
December 27, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Good grinder bad design
The grinder mechanism is great but the design of the upper part that attaches using a plastic snap into a groove does not work unless you use gobs of epoxy
January 8, 2016
Woodworking Experience:
The kit I purchased didn't come with instructions. I am a novice turner and I need the instructions, I can guess the dimensions but I do not to ruin the blank.
July 4, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
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their the best.
Charlie J on May 3, 2018
Good reviews
Kathleen J on Mar 28, 2017
their the best.
Charlie J on May 3, 2018
Was a better size in terms of Height that the other model.
Jeff L on Jan 6, 2018
Good reviews
Kathleen J on Mar 28, 2017
Made a salt cellar and have enough wood left over to make a matching pepper mill.
Michael C on Feb 15, 2017
I choose a pepper mill because I would like to create a pepper mill and this seems like good quality.
Jason K on Sep 29, 2016
making a sea salt grinder for daughter
Charles F on Jan 19, 2016
Have a great piece of green heart to make a mill from. this is my chance.
Richard E on May 27, 2015
Using for gifts
Norbert M on May 26, 2015
my son's woodshop teacher suggested this website and these mechanisms. crossing fingers they're worth the price!!! looking forward to the S/P shakers :)
suzanne r on May 13, 2015
Was a better size in terms of Height that the other model.
Jeff L on Jan 6, 2018
Made a salt cellar and have enough wood left over to make a matching pepper mill.
Michael C on Feb 15, 2017
What drill bits do I need?
FloridaToolGuy on Nov 15, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You need five Forstner Drill Bits in the following sizes: 15/16”; 1-1/16”; 1-3/8”; 1-9/16”; 1-3/4”
We received a pepper grinder with this mechanism as a gift. However the top mechanism just turns as you turn the knob. I can't see anyway to get the mechanism out so I can add epoxy or somehow fix the mechanism. Is there anyway to do this?
PepperGrinder on Jan 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: If you take a very small knife blade and go around mechanism to open a small gap , then you can take some super glue such as Loctite super glue professional liquid . It is a thin glue and will run down. This has worked for me numerous times. Good luck
will this work for grinding spices
david on Feb 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes it will work for grinding spices. The ceramic grinding mechanism is adjustable from very fine to very course. Although the only spices I've tried so far is pepper corns and kosher salt, I don't see why it would have any difficulty with other.
How long is the shaft? Can it be adjustable for a 5 inch tall mill?
Clark L on Feb 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, Clark you can cut the shaft to length you need.
I am confused about what I am buying. Do I have to buy 2 19.99 pieces to get a salt and pepper mill?
Dave W on May 12, 2019