Rosewell Woodworking Salt, Pepper & Coffee Grinders
Randy Rosewell of Rosewell Woodworking hand-carves and assembles all of his vintage-style salt, pepper, and coffee grinders from his studio in McDougall, Ontario. The grinders' antique aesthetic comes from their intricate metal hardware and turning mechanisms, which also gives them a subtle steampunk feel.
You can view the full Rosewell Woodworking grinder collection here. Following are a few highlights.
Walnut Coffee Grinder
Unplug and torque up with a hand-turn coffee grinder. Rosewell has made the square box of this one from walnut wood. It measures 7" x 7" and 12" high to the top of the grinder.
The grinding mechanism is a burr mill, which is adjustable from coarse to fine grinds. Coffee beans pour into a metal vat beneath a sliding semi-circle door at the top, and then snow into the box below during grinding. Open the wood drawer to access them.
Rosewood Pepper Mill
Rosewell goes rosewood with this smooth and elegant pepper mill. The mechanism is made from cast metal, with a burr rather than a blade grinder, which Rosewell says produces fresh pepper with a better flavor.
The mill measures approximately 11" high and 2-3/4" in diameter.
Wenge Salt Grinder
The salt grinder mechanism is porcelain. To fill, unscrew the "acorn nut" at the top and remove the crank. The acorn nut also controls coarse / fine grind settings.
Zebrawood Salt & Pepper Grinder Set
A seasoned pair with a hint of the wild. This salt & pepper grinder set is made from zebrawood. Like Rosewell's other grinders, both pieces are coated with a food-friendly mineral oil on the side, and shellacked in multiple layers on the outside to add a slight gloss and bring out the wood's zebra stripes.
The pepper grinder stands approximately 11" high, and 2-3/4" in diameter. The salt grinder is 5-3/4" tall and 2-1/4" in diameter.