|Project by Scott Oldre||posted 12-26-2009 05:01 PM||1383 views||9 times favorited||14 comments|
This mortar and pestle were made as a Christmas present to my step-daughter who is a Dr. of Pharmacy. The mortar stands about 6.5” tall and the base is about 3.5”. The rim and base are cocobolo, and the center is slightly spalted birdseye maple. The rim and base are tenoned into the body. The pestle is made from a single piece of African blackwood, that was cut, drilled and tenoned and an accent of Bocote’ was added before gluing it back together and turning. The finish is sanded to 600 grit, EEE, and finally a couple coats of Mylands friction polish.
I think it turned out rather well considering it was done a small 10” Shop Fox lathe. I did finally get my coveted Nova 16-24, but it still sits in the box in the garage because the boss says I can’t open it until I’ve quit smoking for 6 months. The reason it’s in the garage already is because it was $300 off Oct. I’m hopefull it will finally come out to play in 2010.
-- Scott, Irmo SC