Old Anvil Elm Peppermill

Herman De Vries

Winnipeg, MB


This is a mill of elm, and the design was inspired by a video of an ancient anvil and hammer being restored. The old anvil was a pyramid shape with a long point that was pounded into a hole in a tree stump. The flat side was used as the anvil.

I saw two anvils, end to end, as a peppermill, and a piece shaped like the hammer as the grinder lid. The flat sides provided a space for some pyrography decoration. The inside of the mill is turned in an hourglass shape to match the exterior.

This was a very difficult piece to make, as it was first one of this style and presented special challenges for hollowing.

The mechanism in this piece is stainless steel

10.5 inches tall

In stock

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Weight 0.4810 kg
Dimensions 8.255 × 8.255 × 26.67 cm