Mortar and Pestle - Christmas present for my parents

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Project by Ben Haberer posted 12-06-2012 06:17 PM 1143 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a mortar and pestle set I made for my parents for Christmas. The only real reason there are two Mortars is because these were the first two bowls I ever turned, the littlest was the first and I thought it was a bit too small to use so I made a second but decided I would still give both to them. Both Mortars and the Pestle were turned from a river birch, in fact they were all turned from the same river birch I just didn’t luck out and get cool grain patterns with the pestle. Also they have all been coated about 4 times with mineral oil but I think I’m gonna do just a few more coats before I give it to them. Anyways let me know what you all think! I’m still very new at all this but I had a lot of fun and I like how they turned out.


-- Ben - Dallas, GA

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#1 posted 12-06-2012 06:32 PM

Very nice turnings. Great grain display.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 12-06-2012 07:24 PM

hi very nice love the wood

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#3 posted 12-06-2012 07:48 PM

My question would be, how do they would work? I thought about making some but thought that they would have to at least have the hardness of something like Corian. The hardest wood that I know of would be Lignum Vitae or maybe African Blackwood

-- Good, Better, Best--Never let it rest---Always make your Good be Better & your Better Best

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#4 posted 12-06-2012 09:12 PM

Striking project! I love it.

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#5 posted 12-07-2012 01:29 AM

way to go, your parents are going to enjoy for sure

-- "older I get, the more fun I have"

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