May I Pestle Your Mortar Sir?

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Project by zombeerose posted 02-06-2012 01:11 AM 1576 views 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Needed a mortar & pestle for the kitchen so decided to practice on the lathe. Anxious to see how the cherry will darken with age.

The mortar is black walnut approx 5” in diameter by 2.25” tall. The pestle is cherry approx. 1.75” in diameter by 7” tall.

Soaked in BLO and rubbed with badger wax.

Completed October, 2011.

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#1 posted 02-06-2012 01:15 AM

Very cool. Two of my favorite woods.

-- Whether you think that you can, or that you can't, you are usually right. -Henry Ford

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#2 posted 02-06-2012 01:20 AM

A good looking set nice work.


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#3 posted 02-06-2012 01:45 AM

Nice job, beats the cheap mass produced one I got from BB&B.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#4 posted 02-06-2012 05:10 PM

Nice work, looks good.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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