Wych elm crush mills...

20 February 2015, New work, Would you like to leave a comment?

Here’s a sneak preview of my latest set of crush mills. They’re made from wych elm and incorporate the same sycamore and walnut inlays, as featured in the beech version.

As with all my crush mills, they are hollowed out and pre turned from kiln dried timber. I then allow them to stabilise inside for a month, before completing the final shape. Done this way, I can make the connection between lid and base very accurate, without any risk of jamming.

Three gorgeous colours…


The profile of the base – I sand and finish both the inside and outside of each piece…


The connection between lid and base…


These will be appearing on my website quite soon…

Jonathan Leech

Written by Jonathan Leech

Jonathan Leech is a woodturner working and living in Cumbria. He specialises in making bowls, dishes and platters from local sustainably sourced timber. Read more or about Jonathan or see a selection of his work.

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  1. Gravatar of Richard Pyle
    Richard Pyle21 February 2015 17:52

    As always, beautiful work...

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