Darryl Freestone

Darryl Freestone is a Tasmanian maker who has lived all over Australia. He was born in Melbourne but grew up in Brisbane and while working in the printing trade he moved constantly around Australia with his wife and 5 children keeping pace with the changes in print technology.  As a hobby Darryl taught himself how to wood turn using a GMC lathe that cost only $100.

In 2005 Darryl moved to Tasmania seeking a more relaxed lifestyle where he could work with the best timber species in Australia. Within the first month of arriving in Hobart, he enrolled in a wood turning program. And after completing the course he decided to hone his spindle work to produce High End Pepper/Salt Grinders using the Crush Grind™ Diamond mechanisms which carries a 25 yr guarantee. A recent highlight was meeting Prince Charles and Duchess of Cornwall while they were visiting Hobart, on this visit they bought one of his Grinders to take back to their home. 

CrushGrind® Diamond Ceramic Grinder Mechanisms

CrushGrind® has a ceramic grinding mechanism, either Shaft/Shaftless suitable for mills from 12cm to 60+cm. The ceramic mechanism has a 25 year warranty. CrushGrind® delivers unrivalled levels of power and precision and has passed a test that equals to 200 years usage in a normal household. It has a fine adjustment wheel giving you 18 adjustments enabling complete control over grain size (fine/coarse), and will retain this adjustment even when you refill the mill. CrushGrind® is found inside products from high quality brands all over the world. CrushGrind® can be mounted into any material without using glue or screws.

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