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Thinking about holiday gifts? Concerned about supply issues? Order before Nov 7 and we will turn salt, pepper or coffee mills for the special people on your list. We can ship directly to your recipient if you prefer.  We are delighted to work with you designing mills that will be uniquely yours. Check out our photos and imagine how you would like to have a mill. Prices will vary according to complexity and woods used. Don’t hesitate to begin a conversation with us for a mill similar to one we have turned or developing your ideas into a unique mill. Enjoy the adventure!.

*Note: We have found it prudent to watermark our photos. The water mark "GTO Woodturning" will not appear on the face of your piece. Thanks for understanding.

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Academic Mace for Herkimer County Community College

We have been making lots of wood chips! And some of them came from cherry that grew at Herkimer County Community College. George crafted an academic mace and bases from that wood. It is ready for the college to install their seals and there is space for a Herkimer Diamond to be seated in the top. They will debut it at their commencement ceremony this month. Thanks to the President, Dr. Cathleen C. McColgin, Rob Fowler, Foundation Director, Jan Fuhrer, Development Program Specialist and all who worked with us to create a mace that reflects the history and richness of the Herkimer Area.

From Tree to Thee

From Tree to Thee
 

We have been asked “How long does it take to make that?” and usually we answer, “It depends!” The time it takes depends on many things.

If you are wondering how long it takes to just craft a pepper mill for instance, well, that depends, too.  Below are the steps for most of them made from a single wood.

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