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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.

 

White Oak Mortar & Pestle

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Let me say right off that this is the first mortar & pestle that I have been successful at turning out of white oak.  Tried a few times, but the wood can be very ornery so you just never know.  So to say that I am pleased is an understatement.  You will find some natural defects in the wood which are typical for this wood but certainly take nothing away from the set’s functionality.   The mortar is 4 ½” in diameter, 2 ¼” high and 1 ¾” deep.  It holds 1 cup.  The pestle is 4 ¾” long and 1” in diameter on the business end.  All the wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil.  Then all was buffed.  Then the finishing was done with shellac with some buffing afterward.  All this gives the set a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  17Aug 20  $32.50  $5.00 S&H within the United States.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/842424140/white-oak-mortar-pestle

 

Winged Pecan Wood Mortar & Pestle

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Some folks are going to look at this mortar & pestle and say it looks mighty fine.  The natural colors of pecan wood along with the heavy spalting this set has really sets it off from many others.  You even have some worm damage, however slight, to add to it’s rustic appeal.  I burned three lines on the handle end of the pestle for decorative purposes only.  It makes no difference if you are a chef, home cook, herbalist, or someone who likes to grind their tea leaves, this set will be handy.  The mortar is 8” in outer diameter with an inside diameter of 5”.  The height is 3” and the depth is 2 ¼”.  The volume measures at 3 cups.  The pestle is 6 ½” long with a diameter of 1 ¼”.   All the wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and the finishing was done with shellac with a bit of walnut oil based wax mixed in.  1Apr20  VP50  $40.00 and $6.00 S&H  Shipping price listed is for within the Continental United States.  Other areas contact me with zip code for shipping cost

https://www.etsy.com/listing/777758806/winged-pecan-wood-mortar-pestle