Pecan Mortar and pestal

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 02-28-2011 04:13 AM 1458 views 3 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a pecan mortar and pestal I made for my friend Myron from Iowa. He has been shelling 50# of pecans and wanted a tool to grind them up in small quantities to put on ice cream.
He said it works just fine! It is finished with EEE polish and Mylands friction polish

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

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#1 posted 02-28-2011 04:50 AM

very nice Jim good gift. pecan wood to crush pecans something cool about that

-- life an woodworking is one big experiment

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#2 posted 02-28-2011 05:10 AM

neat little gift Jim, your friend is obviously happy :)

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#3 posted 02-28-2011 06:11 AM

What a nice gift, the wood is beautiful as is the finish. What a useful item too!

Thanks for sharing!

-- Chuck Emery, Michigan,

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#4 posted 02-28-2011 06:17 AM

Looks awesome Jim, Great job. Very nice. Jim what do you use these for, are they just for looks? Thanks

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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#5 posted 02-28-2011 08:03 AM

I like your design on this one, look great.

-- RStadler

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#6 posted 02-28-2011 03:06 PM

really nice mortar and pestal Jim. that is sure nice grain. now I’m tastin some ice cream w/pecans

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#7 posted 02-28-2011 03:40 PM

Nice idea and very attractive finish.

-- Kelly, woodworker under construction

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#8 posted 03-01-2011 12:17 AM

That is a nice gift Jim! did I hear someone mention ice cream :) Great job!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#9 posted 03-01-2011 12:58 AM

It does look it’s peekin’... ;0)

great job

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#10 posted 03-01-2011 01:15 AM

Nice one Jim, great colour.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 03-01-2011 05:40 AM

very cool

--, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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Jim Jakosh

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#12 posted 03-01-2011 08:41 PM

Hi Qmoney- Myron grinds up pecans into little pieces with the mortar and pestal. I thought it would be fitting to make it out of the tree from which the pecans are grown. I only cut one tree branch this year and that 1 5/8” pestal was turned from a 4 1/2” piece.

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

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#13 posted 05-09-2011 09:39 AM

Hi Jim, how appropriate. That is a lovely useful gift, the work and the wood are perfect.

Thanks for sharing Jim

-- When you know better you do better.

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