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Tortilla Press - Quartersawn Oak

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Project by Jerry posted 04-21-2019 07:22 PM 853 views 2 times favorited 42 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The thing that makes this work SO much better than the ones you buy is that I installed the hinges with the 3/32” spacers you see in each corner and under the lever already glued in place. This prevents the common problem that you have with commercially made tortilla presses of getting the side closest to the hinge squished paper thin. The spacers insure a perfectly consistent thickness from one side to the other.

Was going to finish it with food grade walnut oil, but I found my supply had dried up, so I used olive oil!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/





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majuvla

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#1 posted 04-21-2019 07:29 PM

I could use an make this. I eat lot of tortillas

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Jerry

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#2 posted 04-21-2019 07:41 PM



I could use an make this. I eat lot of tortillas

- majuvla

PM me if you want the specs! Thanks!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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pottz

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#3 posted 04-21-2019 08:13 PM

cool idea jer.not sure about using olive oil though it will probably get rancid?

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Jerry

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#4 posted 04-21-2019 08:19 PM



cool idea jer.not sure about using olive oil though it will probably get rancid?

- pottz

Thanks for looking Pottz, just so you know, I’ve been using olive oil on my oak cutting board for over two years now with no problems.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#5 posted 04-21-2019 09:33 PM

Great press, Jerry. Nothing like using one you make and one that makes them right!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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recycle1943

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#6 posted 04-21-2019 09:57 PM

That is a nice press Jerry but being a LOT on the lazy side, I get my tortillas out of a plastic bag from the market

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-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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Jerry

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#7 posted 04-21-2019 10:01 PM



Great press, Jerry. Nothing like using one you make and one that makes them right!!

cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh

Thanks Jim, I really like it, works great!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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Jerry

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#8 posted 04-21-2019 10:02 PM



That is a nice press Jerry but being a LOT on the lazy side, I get my tortillas out of a plastic bag from the market

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- recycle1943

Thanks Dick, but once you make these, you’ll never go back!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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Rich

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#9 posted 04-21-2019 11:18 PM

I’ve found mi tortilla hermano. I thought I was the only one who was so anal about tortilla presses. For a special treat, order some blue corn masa off of Amazon. You’ll have to tinker with the water/masa ratio since it’s different than Maseca, but the flavor is awesome.

-- Knowledge is not skill. Knowledge plus ten thousand times is skill. -- Shinichi Suzuki

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Jerry

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#10 posted 04-21-2019 11:34 PM



I ve found mi tortilla hermano. I thought I was the only one who was so anal about tortilla presses. For a special treat, order some blue corn masa off of Amazon. You ll have to tinker with the water/masa ratio since it s different than Maseca, but the flavor is awesome.

- Rich

Ha haaa!! So funny – but you would have really laughed if you’d seen me calipering a store bought tortilla in order to get the right thickness.

I will definitely take you up on the blue corn masa, I’ve never tried it.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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#11 posted 04-21-2019 11:46 PM

What’s a Tortilla? Some thing you eat?

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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pottz

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#12 posted 04-22-2019 01:23 AM



What s a Tortilla? Some thing you eat?

- Andre


andre it’s what you would use to wrap your moose meat in-lol.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Jerry

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#13 posted 04-22-2019 01:32 AM



What s a Tortilla? Some thing you eat?

- Andre

No, it’s just something you squish when you need to take out your frustrations.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be. http://www.geraldlhunsucker.com/

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oldrivers

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#14 posted 04-22-2019 02:04 AM

Very nice press, great workmanship.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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Andrek

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#15 posted 04-22-2019 02:31 AM

Yes sir, another clever idea from a fellow lumberjoks, I agree with potz, I used to finish my cutting boards with olive oil and some turned rancid, maybe the wood specie ,go figure, but none the less a very nice project, with superb wood. keep on making saw dust.

-- andrek

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