Tortilla Press

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Project by RustyL posted 855 days ago 2073 views 10 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Christmas present made of walnut and maple.
Just add water.

-- Don't apprentice under anyone with less than ten fingers.

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#1 posted 855 days ago

That is very good looking – a great gift idea.

How did you finish it?

-- “That it will never come again / Is what makes life so sweet. ” ― Emily Dickinson

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#2 posted 855 days ago

I like it!!! Good Job!!


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#3 posted 855 days ago

thats nice

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#4 posted 855 days ago

That’s a great looking tortilla press! My daughter LOVES making tortillas with her her Welita (grandma) when she comes to visit. My Mom uses a rolling pin, but I think the press would be easier to use for my daughter.

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#5 posted 855 days ago

Nice tortilla press, & a great gift.

-- Martin ....always count the number of fingers you have before, and after using the saw.

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#6 posted 850 days ago

Thanks for the kind words.

I finished it with a salad bowl finish but was disappointed that it yellowed the maple a bit. I also made a cutting board in the same fashion and used mineral spirits without a yellowing effect. Perhaps my salad bowl finishing oil has exceeded its shelf life. I can’t even remember when I bought it.

Rusty L

-- Don't apprentice under anyone with less than ten fingers.

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#7 posted 850 days ago

Clever top lifting aid you did with a Forstner bit. I think I’ll retrofit the press I made but may use a bull nose router bit.

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#8 posted 679 days ago

nice design, well done …

-- Lathe and my imagination will do everything to realize my dreams...Vanzemaljac

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