David J Gillard
New Zealand Artist in 
WoodArt/Fine Woodworking 


David Gillard
New Zealand Wood Worker

Grinding Mills

Custom made on of a kind Pepper/Salt and Spice Grinding Mills.  Available in a variety of styles and timbers. and also be made from very rare New Zealand native timbers. These mills are custom made for a clients and company's and are made to last a lifetime.

These make a beautiful one of a kind gift for someone who has everything or someone looking for something different  than the run of the mill production grinders.  These also make a great company corporate gift.

The inside mechanism I use is a CrushGrind  that is made in the USA and guaranteed for 25 years and is the best grinder mechanism on market in my opinion please feel free to view there website link.

The Boss of the Pacific

This pepper mill has a beautiful Pacific Design of a endless crashing wave on a perfect beach in the Pacific that wraps around the bottom half of the mill.

I wanted to create something very different then all the grinding mills on the market. A grinder that takes centre stage on the dinner table and is a real conversational piece.

The design has been burnt in to the timber which makes the the surface tactile and I have applied artist quality paints also I put a nice detailed pattern on the top to also create interest. Finally I finished it with a food safe clear coat to lock it in and make it last. 

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Burning Kauri Mill

Beautiful contrasting colours Forest Green & the burnt orange against the Swamp Kauri timber really sets it off.

Timber Swamp Kauri, Finish, Colourfast Resin, Lacquer, Size : 70mm diameter by 420mm in height


uho of Rimu

Beautiful piece of heart Rimu with a flax weave design strip branded into the timber that has been highlighted with colours.

Timber Swamp Rimu, Finish, Colourfast Pigment, Lacquer, Size : 70mm diameter by 420mm in height