Molcajete Holder

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Project by Phil32 posted 12-05-2019 10:34 PM 379 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A “molcajete” is a stone for grinding corn or grain. In this case the stone was not flat on the bottom, so it needed a holder to stabilize it in use. The holder was carved from 6/4 mahogany with hand tools. Since the stone was not circular, the shape in the wood had to be fitted to the stone. Marks on the rim help to align the stone. The dove on the corner represents to middle name of the recipient, Altagracia.

-- Phil Allin - There are mountain climbers and people who talk about climbing mountains. The climbers have "selfies" at the summit!

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#1 posted 12-06-2019 01:02 AM

WOW! That’s quite a home for that thing!


Great job!

Thank you!

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#2 posted 12-06-2019 01:34 AM

Very nicely done.

I like things that are actually made to USE!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 12-06-2019 10:19 PM

Great idea, Phil!



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#4 posted 12-06-2019 10:48 PM

So didja get some nice ground corn out of the deal? Maybe in the form of a nice meal with plenty of warm Tortillas.

I have to say it’s the nicest I’ve seen.

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#5 posted 12-07-2019 01:57 AM

Wood and stone make a great combination. I like the textured finish you left on the wood.

-- Galootish log blog,

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