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Project by lew posted 226 days ago 756 views 0 times favorited 24 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A little while back, I posted a segmented turning press. I finally got to complete the project it was built to help create.

The mortar is made from Maple and Walnut. As you can see, I need to work on getting my segmented angle joints more accurate and tighter. And, learn how to align the rings properly. I did not make the pestle but I think it is Beech.

The finish is something new for me. It is “Ty Fine Finishes”. It is food safe, zero VOC and 100% organic- a combination of polymerized Flax Seed Oil and Shea Oil. The oil was given to me as a gift, so I’m not sure where to purchase it. The address on the bottle is “TYFF Ltd., 23717 Liberty West, Raymond, OH 43067”. The finish dries completely, unlike mineral oil. It has a low luster sheen.

May have to try my hand at more of these types of turning. Don’t worry Darryl, you have nothing to fear from me!!

Mimi says it works great.

Thanks for looking.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.





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HillbillyShooter

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#1 posted 226 days ago

Mimi is absolutely correct—it does look great!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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jaykaypur

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#2 posted 226 days ago

Man…...you knocked this outta the park! Great job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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Roger

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#3 posted 226 days ago

Wow Lew. That’s amazing. Nice turnings. Really looks good

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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grizzman

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#4 posted 226 days ago

well i can see your back to doing what you love most, maybe you should make a sign, CHAIRMAKER RETIRED …lol..this is really a beauty lew..i cant imagine what your home looks like, with such beautiful work that you do, im sure its a small museum…

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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mmh

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#5 posted 226 days ago

Very impressive! I really like the woods you selected here.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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doubleDD

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#6 posted 226 days ago

Awesome job. Well display of different woods.

-- --Dave-- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 226 days ago

Great job Lew.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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stefang

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#8 posted 225 days ago

Great work on this very nice mortar Lew, and also a great item for segmented work. I haven’t seen you press yet, so I’m off to take a look at that too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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Ken90712

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#9 posted 225 days ago

Great work on both Lew… Real beautys.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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hoss12992

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#10 posted 225 days ago

Wow, great job

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Rockbuster

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#11 posted 225 days ago

Hey Lew, Those certainly aren’t Celtic Knots around the Mortar, but they really look good just the same.. Nice job on this.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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fernandoindia

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#12 posted 225 days ago

Hi Lew. Whatever knot they are, looks great.

Cntinue to keep Mimi happy .

Regards

-- Back home. Fernando

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Jim Bertelson

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#13 posted 225 days ago

Very pretty…........and I don’t see anything wrong with the joints. That’s a very decorative item, not to be put away in the cupboard.

-- Jim, Anchorage Alaska

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Marpintero

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#14 posted 225 days ago

Beautiful job Lew, I love it.
Also is a nice mate!

¡Que lindo mate!

-- Our lives are marked and bound together by concentric rings. Martín - Argentina

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lew

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#15 posted 225 days ago

John- Thanks!

Jay- Thanks!

Roger- Thanks!

Bob- Thanks! Turning is more fun than chair making although that had some, too. A museum?- Mimi says I should be on “Hoarders”!

Meilie- Thanks!

Jim- Thanks!

Mike- Thanks! I think I now need to make a jig to improve the angle cuts/faces.

Ken- Thanks!

Hoss- Thanks!

Rockbuster- Thanks! I’m still trying to figure out how to make the “knot” appear on something like this.

Fernando- Thanks!

Jim- Thanks! Mimi has it on the counter and has used it several times so I guess it will stay part of the kitchen “tools”.

Marpintero- Thanks! And thanks for the link about Mate. Probably have difficulty finding yerba leaves here.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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