Tortilla Press

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Project by dustysawyer posted 09-06-2011 03:25 AM 5518 views 11 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my oldest “frontier” daughter that started making her own tortillas. It is an 8” model of hard maple and mahogany laminated to get the thickness needed. (running low on stock) Top and bottom plates are each 5/4. I trapped a 3/8” steel pin in the top of the fulcrum for handle swivel at glue up and then the bottom of the fulcrum is attached to the base plate with three pocket hole screws underneath. It’s beefed up because I’m fearful of what my grandson might try to flatten with it. :-) Finish is wipe on poly exterior and mineral oil / beeswax interior. Many thanks to Stevinmarin and other LJ’s with their tortilla press posts for ideas and inspiration.

Thanks for looking.

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#1 posted 09-06-2011 03:38 AM

That is a very cool piece! I like it a lot…

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#2 posted 09-06-2011 03:40 AM

Do you put the flour, meat, and cheese in there so out pops a burrito? Looks like it might be hard to clean!

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#3 posted 09-06-2011 03:41 AM

Wow! That is just about too pretty of a press to use. Nice work! Your daughter will be very pleased.

-- Hand Crafted by Brett Peterson John 3:16

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#4 posted 09-06-2011 05:07 AM

Nice looking press and well made from good wood .
Well done !

Thanks Kiefer

-- Kiefer

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#5 posted 09-06-2011 05:23 AM

I Like It!!!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 09-06-2011 08:29 AM

Making tortillas in style! Nice project. Fax me one of those tortillas.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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#7 posted 09-06-2011 11:35 AM

Very nice, I need to make one of these.

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

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#8 posted 09-07-2011 08:46 AM

That is reall ynice. never seen one before. Now you just need to do a blog on how to make the tortillas

-- Michael Mills, North Carolina,

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