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    Made to order

    Soeone spotted some of my work and asked me to make a mortar & pestle for them. Needless to sy I had to leave a bit of rustic look about it.

    6" dia & same depth. Lots of weight in it. Finished by sanding reaslly smooth down to 1200 & veg oiling


    Pete

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    Nice looking set Pete! What wood did you use? or did I miss that?
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    The mortar is beech with a bit of spalting and the pestle is hazel. Very white wood. Sorry I omitted to say

    Pete

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    Great-looking set, Pete. I'm considering making one or two to have for sale in my show booth next weekend, just to see how they sell.
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    Pete they look great. Well done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Great-looking set, Pete. I'm considering making one or two to have for sale in my show booth next weekend, just to see how they sell.
    I don't know what it's like in the States but over here the ones that you buy in the shops are flimsy small things made out of cheap rubber wood or marble. I find that big hefty chunky ones like this are quite popular especially of they have a solid feel about them and a pestle you can really manhandle. WEith the choices of wood you guys have I am sure that you could make some really distinctive looking ones.

    pete

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    Very nicely done Pete.



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