Pasochnitsa. Day four.

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Blog entry by Sergeich posted 02-06-2014 06:05 PM 1519 reads 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Levelling a bottom and a top with a plain

Making small mortises in tenons

Making wedges and setting everything together


Now it’s time to delete those unattractive dents. I did it spraying little bit water on a wood surface and hitting with an iron.

And after

Little bit sanding

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#1 posted 02-07-2014 03:03 PM

Just found this Sergeich. I am really enjoying following this build. At first I thought the carvings were only decorative on the outside of the form. A little research shows they go to the inside and will make an impression on the food. That is cool! Thanks for sharing the build process!

-- God bless, Candy

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#2 posted 02-07-2014 10:33 PM


I have enjoyed reading this blog. My ex-wife grew up in Crimea. I only saw pascha made in a round mold there, not like you have made. I think theirs is more like something between bread and cake and is baked in an oven. How is your Pasochnitsa used?

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#3 posted 02-08-2014 09:51 AM

Hi Candy!
Glad to know you like my build. You are right, carved pictures will be reflected on a dish sides. There are several traditional symbols for Russian Easter that usually carved on pasocnitsa walls such as a dove, an angel, a ladder, a spear, a dom and some others. My carving skill does not allow me to carve most of them. I chose the simplest ones.

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#4 posted 02-08-2014 10:19 AM

Hi Ocelot!
I understand what you mean. There are two main dishes cooked on Easter. First is a round sweet bread baked in a stove. In many regions including mine it is called ‘coolich’. But I know in some other regions it is called ‘paskha’. Second dish is made from a mixture consisting of many components, but a curd (cottage chese) is essential component. This mixture is not treated by heat. Instead it is placed in a special mold and kept under pressure in cool place for a while. In my region this second dish is called ‘paskha’. I think that is the source of discrepancies with names.

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#5 posted 02-12-2014 12:51 AM

I’ve just went through the build, very interesting and I learned something on the dent repair.
Thanks again for the post.

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#6 posted 02-12-2014 04:35 PM

Sergey, here’s some info you might find useful when writing blogs.

The blog entries can be organized into “series” so that each entry would have links to the previous and next entry at the top of the posting. All you need to do is to select ”- start new series -” from the drop-down menu above the “Title” text box (when writing first blog entry). And then select appropriate series when writing every next blog entry. It’s really useful.

Sorry for intruding :-)

P.S. Pasochnitsha turned out pretty cool.

-- Yuri (10x4 -- yeah, that's my tiny shop!)

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#7 posted 02-12-2014 04:56 PM

Hi Yuriy!
I lost you :) Thank you for your advices. Yes, I will post next blog entry this manner. I had to do it earlier

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#8 posted 02-12-2014 05:05 PM

This is a most unique and interesting build plus the information about your Easter dishes makes it even more interesting thank you for sharing this build with us.

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