The wood starts out as 49 layers of 1/16" veneer that has been dyed and glued together. In the case of this mill it is individual layers of red, white and blue repeating over and over. I then put the wood onto my lathe and drill the head and body. Once the drilling is complete I then shape the head and body using hand tools and turning everything by eye on my lathe.
The mill is approximately 2 5/8" in diameter at the base and tapers to 1 1/4" in the mid section and stands 6 1/2" tall. The shape is modeled after a lady dancing. Starting from the head, shoulders and waist area, all the way down to the beads or rings that I've turned near the bottom to be like the folds of her dress. The mechanism used is Stainless Steel and made here in the US. The finish on the mill is a food grade polymerized tung oil and a wax mixture which gives a nice lustre to the mill. So it's safe to use on your food and cleans up easily. Care instructions are included.
Your are placing an order for this mill and will not receive this exact one. There will be subtle differences because they are all one of a kind mills
From the time that you place your order it will take approximately 3 to 5 days to make your mill. That does not include shipping time.