Tortilla Presses

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Project by Heetmiser posted 602 days ago 1014 views 10 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here are a pair of Steve Ramsey (woodworking for mere mortals) inspired Tortilla Presses I made this weekend. I sanded to 220 and used a salad bowl finish to finish. The handles are made of walnut and the press and hinge is pine butcher block.
To use, purchase or make some masa (tortilla makings) and separate out a small ball of the dough. Put between the wood slabs of the press and press. Put the flattened dough on a hot griddle or pan to cook. Fill the tortilla with meat and veggies, enjoy!

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#1 posted 602 days ago

I love watching Steve’s videos. You did a great job on these. This kind of project falls in the “why buy one when you can build one” category. I’m new to woodworking, but there are a lot of things in that category that I have on my mind already. Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 601 days ago

Look like nice, and useful, little projects.

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#3 posted 601 days ago

Very nice. I have been thinking of building one. How does it work?

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#4 posted 601 days ago

Holy frijoles, those are nice tortilla presses. Enjoy.

-- Dave S., Bellingham, WA

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