|Project by Pirate96||posted 11-09-2011 08:24 PM||1541 views||1 time favorited||2 comments|
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:http://wokokon.com/tortilla-press-2/