Bachelor's Homemade Powered Pepper Grinder

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About: Just a normal guy trying to make it in life .Good paying job but mindless sometimes .I enjoy making things in my garage to keep my mind going .. Its fun making something new but its more fun taking somethi...

This bachelors homemade powered pepper grinder is a cool idea i thought of using a black and decker cordless screw driver and some cheap pepper mills from aldi's.

Step 1: Making the Fittings for the Grinders.

Step (1) First thing i had to do was to cut off a length of pvc pipe

step(2) the outside diameter of the grinder was 1.77 thousands. The inside diameter of the 2 inch pvc pipe 1.61 thousands.

step(3) i had to bore out the tube to 1.80 so the tube would fit over the grinder with enough room for the epoxy to.

Step(4) I then cut (3) tubes to 1 1/2 inch long and epoxied them to the tops of the 3 grinders and left to dry.

Step 2: Ends Caps

step(1) i purchased (3) 2'' pvc end caps.

step(2) I drilled a 9/32s hole in the center of all three end caps

Step 3: The Power Source

step(1) i purchased a black and decker cordless screwdriver from walmart for $15.00.

step (2) I took (3) 1 1/2 flat washers and drilled out the center hole to 9/64ths of a inch. The i pressed in 3 cordless driver bits in each washer hole and tack welded them in place.

step(3) i then used 2 part epoxy to fill the bottom of the cap then pressed in the washers in each cap and let it harden.

Step 4: Oak Cradle

Step (1) I had a left over piece of red oak board laying around so i used that to make the cradle .

step(2) the first piece i had to cut was the board for the 3 pocket holes. 2 3/4 by 10 1/16 long.

step(3) i measured over and down 1 1/4 to mark out for my first 2'' hole. then measured over 3/4'' from the edge of the first hole then measured a 1 1/4 again for the second hole then repeated for the third and final hole.

step(4) next i cut a piece 3 1/2 inches wide x 10 1/16 long for the back. then cut a piece 2 '' x 10 1/8 for the front support.

Step (5) for the bottom i cut a piece 10 1/8 long x 5 1/2 inches wide.

step (6) the two sides i cut 2 pieces 6'' x 5 1/2 . Then assembled them with glue and screws .

Step 5: Video

Step 6: Finished

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    This is too much, you're a genius. I can't find a decent motorized pepper grinder without the requisite "gourmet" label on it which kicks the price up to the stratosphere. I do reuse my "disposable" grinders when empty by plunging them headfirst into a coffee cup full of microwaved hot water, this loosens the plastic enough so that wrapping it with a towel, I can pull it off, reload, and reuse.

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