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Mortars & Pestles

I finally decided that these unique pieces deserved their own section.  Which, of course means I need to make even more of them from a variety of woods.  And, that I will do.  After all, they are fun to make!  From the marketing aspect they are generally fast sellers.  I hope you enjoy the variety that I have to offer.

 

Very Nice Pecan Mortar & Pestle

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Very nice?  Yes, it is.  I believe it will make no difference whether you are a professional chef or a household cook, you will really enjoy using this mortar & pestle.  With it being turned from pecan you may be assured that it will last a long time.  All wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and finished with two more coats of the same.  The finish is renewable with regular olive oil.  The mortar is 4 ¼” in diameter, 2 ¾” high and 1 ¾” deep.  It has a measured capacity of 1 cup.  The pestle is 5” long and 1” in diameter.  So come on all of you cooks and chefs out there, come and get it!  22Sep17  VP38  $25.00 and $8.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/546911698/very-nice-pecan-mortar-pestle

5" Pecan Mortar & Pestle

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OK.  This is simply really nice to look at.  After all it is turned from pecan and not much else needs to be said about that.  When you closely examine this set you will see some really remarkable things about the mortar especially.  The spalting along with the natural coloration really stand out.  There were some tiny “might” holes in the mortar.  “Might” holes are really small holes that might have been caused by some kind of bug or might have been caused by something else.  The mortar is 5” in diameter with a height of 2 ½” and a depth of 1 ¾”.  The capacity measured at about 1 cup.  The pestle has a line burned into the handle end and is 1” in diameter and 5 ¼” long.  All wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil/shellac mixture.  This combo gives the set a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  11Apr17  VP37  $25.00 and $10.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/510512940/5-pecan-mortar-pestle

5" Bodark Mortar & Pestle

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Crazy Big Red Oak Mortar & Pestle

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Decorative 5 1/2" Bodark Mortar & Pestle

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When you take a good look at this mortar & pestle set turned from bodark you see the what I mean by decorative.  Besides the beautiful natural color of the wood some of the normal cracking I filled with clear glue and crushed turquoise stone.  The other typical cracking was filled with clear glue and natural dust.  There is even some turquoise in the lip in one spot.  On the pestle I added some knarling and burned lines for added flavor to the piece.  One thing that Mamma Nature does with this wood is turns it to a nice deep burnt orange color.  Just another added bonus.  The mortar is 5 ½” in diameter, 2 ¼” high and 1 ¼” deep.  The volume measures at 1 cup.  The pestle is 1 ¼” in diameter and 4” long.  The small crack in the business end was sealed with clear glue and natural dust and will not ever pose a problem.  The wood was first all sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil and shellac mixture.  Using a combination like that gives the set a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  27Nov16  VBA16  $30.00 and $10.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/494873299/decorative-5-12-bodark-mortar-pestle