Hand Picked 23 cm / 9 inch Nailed Maple Cottage Mill® with CrushGrind®
Of the more than 50,000 Cottage Mills® I've made, only one had a nail in it when I found the branch. That one is now in York, England (check it out on my World Map page).
This 23 cm / 9 inch Maple mill has 2 nails. One is flush with the branch near the base, and the other is half way up the base.
As the tree continued to grow over the years, scar tissue grew around the nails. Very interesting and extremely rare.
My Cottage Mills® are made from branches that have naturally fallen, mostly due to wind storms. As they lay on the ground, sometimes for years, the weather, sunlight, and moisture work their magic. The end result is a beautiful natural looking mill.
All have an adjustable ceramic CrushGrind® mechanism, with a 25 year guarantee.