Hickory Tortilla Press

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Project by Pirate96 posted 11-09-2011 08:24 PM 1773 views 1 time favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got my inspiration for the design from Steve Marin and others. I started out with rough 4/4 hickory boards. I planed them and then used some Titebond III glue to join two boards. I was very happy with the way it turned out as you can see distinct difference in the heartwood and I think it looks very distinctive.
Once the boards were done I cut them to the right size and routed the edges. I also fashioned the handle on the bandsaw and assembled the tortilla press. There is a small piece of metal attaching the handle to the support. After sanding I then coated the wood with salad bowl oil.

I really liked the way the project turned out. The hickory is beautiful and I really like how you can see the grain in the wood. For more information on what led me to build it check out my blog:


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#1 posted 11-09-2011 08:32 PM

Great Job! Got to make one of these soon. I have some hickory flooring scraps that should work well.

-- Dennis, WV

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#2 posted 12-09-2011 02:49 AM

Nice, I need to build one to replace my cast aluminum one. I really like the sapwood/heartwood contrast.

-- Mike - In Fort McMurray Alberta

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