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Project by D1st posted 01-29-2010 04:36 PM 3982 views 4 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this tortilla press out of select pine and finished it with butcherblock oil. I couldnt see paying for one and enjoyed making it for my wife.

-- http://www.furstwoodworks.com/





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dakremer

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#1 posted 01-29-2010 05:05 PM

good job!! I’ve been wanting to make one of these – i LOVE making tacos!! I’m curious as to what other finishes you can put on something like this??

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#2 posted 01-29-2010 05:15 PM

A very good job I love projects like this one.

-- Don, Georgia,

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#3 posted 01-29-2010 05:59 PM

steveinmarin posted a video on how to make these. My wife has asked for one too.

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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#4 posted 01-29-2010 06:00 PM

That’s awesome! I’ve never thought about making a tortilla press!

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#5 posted 01-29-2010 06:11 PM

You should carve your initials into the top plate (on the inside) and you can have monogramed tortilli’s.

russv

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D1st

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#6 posted 01-29-2010 06:35 PM

Im sure there are other finishes that would work with on this press. I use plastic wrap to make the tortillas over the wood, so I imagine any finish would suffice as long as it is water reisitant just in case you do make a mess on it.

I like the initials idea. Never thought of that. : )

-- http://www.furstwoodworks.com/

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D1st

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#7 posted 01-29-2010 06:39 PM

I like steveinmarins video. I watched it last nite. Very informative and good solid shape. I might try and make one similar to his for my wife. Then she’ll have two. I make sure that this makes a different size though.

-- http://www.furstwoodworks.com/

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D1st

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#8 posted 01-29-2010 06:40 PM

I like steveinmarins video. I watched it last nite. Very informative and good solid shape. I might try and make one similar to his for my wife. Then she’ll have two. I make sure that this makes a different size though. My wife and I made a video on how to use the press. I ll post it when I figure out how. lol

-- http://www.furstwoodworks.com/

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russv

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#9 posted 01-29-2010 07:34 PM

don’t forget the monogram!

russv

-- yknotwood.com: where to go because you don't want no stinking plastic!

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#10 posted 01-30-2010 01:48 AM

how does it work?

neat idea btw

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#11 posted 01-30-2010 05:04 AM

If your really bored you can use it as a fly trap too. LOL sorry, looks like a good job

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russv

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#12 posted 01-30-2010 04:14 PM

jim, now that’s funny, lol again and again

-- yknotwood.com: where to go because you don't want no stinking plastic!

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#13 posted 01-30-2010 04:30 PM

forget the monogram ,

carve a jesus in it ,

you can sell them !

then buy more tools !(LOL) .

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#14 posted 01-31-2010 09:24 PM

Great press. Definetely cheaper that store bought ones.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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