Mortar and Pestle

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Project by LewH posted 965 days ago 845 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve recently taken up woodturning and I’m learning my way, with plenty of “learning experiences” that have ended up as scrap. Here is one of my first ‘keepers’, a small mortar bowl and lid made from a laminated blank of maple sandwiched by cherry, with a walnut pestle.

I particularly like the natural dark streak in the maple that enhances the craft look to the bowl. Finished with shellac.

It is the right size for grinding up small amounts of herbs etc when I am doing prep chef duty.

-- Smile!

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#1 posted 965 days ago

Well done LewH! Happy New Years!

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#2 posted 965 days ago

Nice, I like it. Happy New Year!

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#3 posted 965 days ago

I’ve been practicing my turning in the last few days as well andmade my share of artistic firrewood. Nice mortar and pestle, you’ve done a great job..

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#4 posted 965 days ago

Great project to start with. Looks very nice and well proportioned

-- Norman

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#5 posted 965 days ago

Lew this is a wonderful mortar and pestle a very classic design.

-- Custom furniture

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