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Oak and Walnut - Tortilla Press

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Project by WoodPlusMore posted 12-21-2016 11:27 PM 692 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey!

So for the holidays I decided I wanted to make a gift for my wife and made this wooden tortilla press. I used a oak and walnut combination and love how it turned out.

It only took a couple of days (minus drying time for the glue and finish) to complete and was a lot of fun to make!

I hope you enjoy this and wish you all a happy holidays!

Creation video:
https://youtu.be/WyNJ0QqnmFM

- WoodPlusMore

-- YT Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa4Z1D0oj_oYnD1yoZnT-Vw





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 12-21-2016 11:39 PM

Real nice project!!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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WoodPlusMore

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#2 posted 12-22-2016 04:08 AM



Real nice project!!

Merry Christmas to you and your family!!

Cheers, Jim

- Jim Jakosh

Thank you so much Jim! I really appreciate it and a Merry Christmas to you and your family as well!

-- YT Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa4Z1D0oj_oYnD1yoZnT-Vw

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RichTaylor

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#3 posted 12-22-2016 04:25 AM

I like that. It looks like you spaced it at the hinge so that the two pieces are not touching. I hate tortilla presses that are hinged to meet. There’s no way to press a flat piece of masa. Did you use any spacer opposite the hinge so the plates won’t make the tortilla too thin on that end?

-- No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery.

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majuvla

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#4 posted 12-22-2016 09:03 AM

I know just right person among my friends for that project. This is wonderfull idea and looking great too.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Ken90712

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#5 posted 12-22-2016 09:15 AM

That’ll work. nice!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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WoodPlusMore

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#6 posted 12-22-2016 03:23 PM



That ll work. nice!

- Ken90712

Thanks!

-- YT Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa4Z1D0oj_oYnD1yoZnT-Vw

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WoodPlusMore

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#7 posted 12-22-2016 03:24 PM



I know just right person among my friends for that project. This is wonderfull idea and looking great too.

- majuvla

Thank you very much!

-- YT Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa4Z1D0oj_oYnD1yoZnT-Vw

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WoodPlusMore

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#8 posted 12-22-2016 04:03 PM



I like that. It looks like you spaced it at the hinge so that the two pieces are not touching. I hate tortilla presses that are hinged to meet. There s no way to press a flat piece of masa. Did you use any spacer opposite the hinge so the plates won t make the tortilla too thin on that end?

- RichTaylor

Thanks! I just used two pieces of construction paper (around the thickness of corn tortilla) as a spacer. I ran out of time to test it on actual masa so I used play-doh (all I had around, but it’s more or less the consistency of masa) and it pressed out flat evenly.

-- YT Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCa4Z1D0oj_oYnD1yoZnT-Vw

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Wolfdrool

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#9 posted 12-23-2016 05:23 AM

This is really awesome. Looks great, and uses compound levers!

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