or Join Now!
Mortar and Pestle in Weeping Willow (Salix Babylonica). The mortar is about 7” in diameter and 5” high. It will be a Christmas gift for my sister-in-law, who is a pharmacist.
home | projects | blog
297 posts in 2564 days
Preview this project card
3506 posts in 2678 days
#1 posted 12-08-2009 06:21 AM
Fantastic turning. Love the color and grain. Nice shape, great design. I am sure she is going to love it.
Keep up the great work.
-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!
114723 posts in 2825 days
#2 posted 12-08-2009 06:21 AM
Looks great wonderful wood too.
-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture
1209 posts in 2691 days
#3 posted 12-08-2009 07:46 AM
Nice job. The color is outstanding. I’m sure she will appreciate the give.As a practical matter do you think the willow is a bit soft for actual crushing and muddling things together?I have made some from harder fruitwoods like pear and apple that worked well.
-- Les B, Oregon
15294 posts in 2582 days
#4 posted 12-08-2009 11:42 AM
Fantastic wood grain and color. I haven’t seen willow turned before, but it looks amazing. Good turning and nicely proportioned. My daughter-in-law is a pharmacist too, but she is getting a breadbasket!
-- Mike, an American living in Norway.
18615 posts in 3408 days
#5 posted 12-08-2009 01:05 PM
I love willow; I love willow; I love willow :Dthe boxes that I made when I first started here were all from willow—it is such beautiful wood!
-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)
1369 posts in 2961 days
#6 posted 12-08-2009 04:07 PM
ver nice, i love the colors, what kind of finish did you use?
-- Roper - Master of sawdust- www.roperwoodturning.com
#7 posted 12-08-2009 04:50 PM
Roper -The finish is a pretty liberal soaking of minwax clear gloss lacquer cut with about 30% lacquer thinner. After drying, I take the shine off with some 1500 sandpaper and then hit it with a couple of coats of Johnson’s paste wax. The lacquer does not seem to darken the wood at all.
Les-She collects mortar and pestles; I can’t imagine she’ll ever try to put it to practical use. But you’re right – it’s way too soft for that. I have another one in Bois D’Arc (maculara pomifera) that is going to my future brother-in-law (he’s graduating from pharmacy school this spring) that probably is hard enough to use but, again, it’s really just for show.
It’s pretty wood and I have a few large bowl blanks roughed out. A couple of them have some very nice curly grain that is just amazing.
11796 posts in 2936 days
#8 posted 12-09-2009 03:07 PM
”The pestle is about 7” in diameter and 5” high” WOW , that’s huge !! How big is the Mortar (bowl) ?Very nice turnings and a great gift : )
-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!
Go to Pulse page »
©2016 Verticalscope Inc. All Rights Reserved. |
Terms of Service
DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.
Latest Projects |
Latest Blog Entries |
Latest Forum Topics