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Two Mortars and Pestles

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 01-08-2020 02:54 AM 813 views 2 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These were made to order for a couple of customers in Chandler, Az. They are made from mesquite and finished with Danish Oil and them buffed and waxed. The small end of the pestle is 1 3/” and 1 1/2” on the handle end The mortars are around 3 1/2” x 3” and 3 1/2” high and the pestles are 4 3/4” long .

Cheers, Jim

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





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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 01-08-2020 05:19 AM

COOL… reminds me of my early Chemistry days…

Those really very well made… I never pictures them in wood’ always in marble/rock! :)

I have a grandson living close to Chandler…

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#2 posted 01-08-2020 05:35 AM

Great Project Jim.
Mesquite is a beautiful wood.

Cliff

-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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#3 posted 01-08-2020 07:55 AM

Old school kitchen utencil….very well made! Finish and wood are just looking great!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#4 posted 01-08-2020 11:08 AM

Nice ones Jim, that is good looking wood and a nice finish on it.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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woodshaver Tony C

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#5 posted 01-08-2020 11:52 AM

Something you don’t see too much of anymore! Like Ivan said “old school kitchen”. Nice work on these they look really nice Jim!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 01-08-2020 02:15 PM

Those look very well made Jim. My brother said he used them all the time in the kitchen.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#7 posted 01-08-2020 03:02 PM

Wow clubs for leprechaun’s…nice. lol
Looks like those would be very tedious to turn Jim. Well done sir

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#8 posted 01-08-2020 03:36 PM

nice turning Jim

-- 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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#9 posted 01-08-2020 04:24 PM

Very nice. Like the colors too.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#10 posted 01-08-2020 07:48 PM

Super little turnings, Jim!

I really like the one on the left.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#11 posted 01-09-2020 03:39 AM

These are gorgeous, Jim!

-- Lynne, New Zealand - Crikey, Aussie is another country, Bro.

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 01-09-2020 03:41 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments.. These were fun and I have 2 more on the lathe right now for other customers.

Hi Buster, actually, these are very easy to turn. I made cardboard templates for the end of the pestle and the bottom of the mortar so they fit well and crush the contents all the way around. Outside the shop we have a pile of mesquite and pecan logs and branches so I just pick my material from there.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#13 posted 01-09-2020 11:42 AM

Love these turnings Jim. The wood is sure nice too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#14 posted 01-09-2020 09:39 PM

Nice work Jim. I always thought I’d make a few of those, haven’t yet. All I need is a very hard wood and a salad bowl finish?

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#15 posted 01-10-2020 12:46 AM

Thanks,Mike and John!!

Cheers,Jim

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

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