This is a mill made from some magnificent Curly Old Growth Redwood directly from the California Redwood Forests. Like all my mills this will grind Salt, Pepper, or Spices. Like my other mills, too, I give a lifetime guarantee on the mechanism. This piece was personalized for a client and price does not include that service. This acutal mill is sold but I can make one like it for you. If you purchase this I will make one like it for you. You can also choose from over 125 other woods too for your project.