Guaranteed and designed to last a life time. Top adjustment knobs have an S for salt or P for pepper. Beautiful 8 hand-turned SALT AND PEPPER MILL SET made with beautifully figured Two-Tone Amboyna Burl. Both the Salt and Pepper mill are 8 tall and 2½ wide. The blank for this set is made from.
Two beautiful piece of TWO-TONE AMBOYNA BURL. The wood used for this pen is one of the rarest in the world, AMBOYNA BURL, and is primarily grown in Borneo.
The Amboyna Burl that was used for this pen is made even more unique because it is. 100% burl and covered with eyes, which makes it much more expensive and very hard to find. A "burl" is an abnormal growth that typically grow on the outside of the tree and usually near the tree trunk. Since each "eye" of the burl could have grown into a tree branch, this causes the grain to grow in every direction at the same time. A burl typically also has bark inclusions, voids, as well as other things making it difficult to turn.
A burl also does not form on most trees so they are all very rare, yet contain the most desired wood and is worth all of the extra effort to turn, as you can see. When do you know you're in trouble? When your wife sees this set and says.... This set is guaranteed to be an Heirloom Set to be enjoyed for a lifetime. The wood used for these has two-tone color at the base and are 100% burl as you can see from the photos.This item has been finished using a Boiled Linseed Oil (to bring out the colors and figure) and then finished with 4 coats of Lacquer. The Lacquer finish is very durable and will last for the life of your grinders. This set is not signed, dated or have a wood designation that I typically put on items because of the lack of space on the bottom of these type items. I have been a woodworker for over 20 years, making everything from complete custom cabinetry, to bowls, boxes, and pens on the lathe. However, due to health issues, I now only turn projects on the lathe in order to give myself something to do for the few hours a day I can stand.
When you see pens from other sellers which have same name, or look exactly the same, the chances are that they obtain their kits from the same sources that I use. Since I do not need to "make a living" at this, I can offer the same product, made with great precision, and generally offer it to you for a much lower price. If you have any questions or need additional photographs, please do not hesitate to ask. The item "HANDMADE BEAUTIFUL 8 AMBOYNA BURL SALT & PEPPER MILL SET.#8" is in sale since Monday, July 18, 2016. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Kitchen, Dining & Bar\Kitchen Tools & Gadgets\Salt & Pepper". The seller is "the_gift_emporium" and is located in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania. This item can be shipped worldwide.