|Forum topic by BuyoMasilla||posted 02-19-2012 07:45 PM||2501 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
02-19-2012 07:45 PM
Greetings Fellow Lumberjocks,
Wasn’t sure where to fit this question and settled with the non shop talk, I think it fits. I’m seeking advice on how to make a tool for a different shop. I know many a LJs are not just well traveled, but from all parts of the world, as well as individuals of many interests and skills. Though my skills are limited (in many areas including wood work) my interests vary and are a few. I’ve picked up tools and wood over the last year or two, but prior to that I spent my spare resources and time chasing fish for instance. I am a skilled eater, and enjoy going into the kitchen and mixing things up.
Though I now reside in UT, I’m originally from PR. Few years back my Mom sent me a Pilon y Maceta (mortar & pestle in English and P&M for short). This tool came from Haiti and is made of wood. It might have been meant to be a decorative vessel, but I put it to work in the kitchen. I’m sure there’s at least an LJ out there who has been to my native homeland and tried some mofongo. That’s what I used my P&M mostly for. I’ve discontinued using mine because there was a branch in the blank it was turned from which is now protuding inside and catches food when used.
I googled P&M images and a lot of things came up, the first ones are of P&M (http://www.google.com/search?q=pilon+y+maceta&rls=com.microsoft:en-us:IE-SearchBox&oe=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&hl=en&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=qhtBT9fCOsPSiALp-YCMAQ&biw=1280&bih=505&sei=rxtBT8XjOK7TiALR2JzCAQ) Not sure if the link is going to work but if it does it will get you a visual of what I’m referring to.
My question to those of you who enjoy turning, if you were going to make one of this, what wood would you use? Could lamination be used, or a big chunk of wood would be needed for starters? Would you consider this a begginers project or would this be advanced? Another question, do you think the one I have may be rescued? P&M should be ten to twelve inches tall and maybe five to six inches in diameter. It is a mortar and the pestle should be substantial enough to cover a substantial area of the cavity base.
I’m not a turner or currently have a lathe, but there’s an outside chance I may inherit one one of this years. You know what I would like my first project to be. I miss my mofongo!
I look forward to and thank you for your thoughts. Thanks for reading.
-- Dreaming of the day I might joint two pieces of wood square..........