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1st Jun 2010, 08:09 PM
Finished this Mortar & petzal (not sure of the spelling or even the right name:no:) today... as it is to be used for herbs and such I have finished it to 600 and then burnished with paraffin oil and 1200 wet and dry paper with a final buff on a dry wheel
The timber is red gum and it is 150mm outside dia and stands 100mm high
love your comments
PS SWMBO continues to improve .... thanks for all the kind thoughts:U

1st Jun 2010, 08:16 PM
Nice work - I like it

(The correct name is "pestle")

1st Jun 2010, 08:21 PM
looks niffty i like it , and i have wanted one of those for a long time and never thought of making one out of timber .
you could even call it a basher bowl if you wanted .
looks like i better make one , just need to take the chainsaw to work and grab a lump of red gum , :2tsup::2tsup:

1st Jun 2010, 08:23 PM
great job there nice pieces of redgum:2tsup:

1st Jun 2010, 08:32 PM
I have a nice big lump of redgum in the garage just calling out to me to be made into one of those.

1st Jun 2010, 08:51 PM
Firstly glad to hear the oss is improving!:):)

Really like the mortar and pestle. The work is terrific and the whole combination looks suitably solid for the job.:2tsup::2tsup::2tsup:

Ad de Crom
2nd Jun 2010, 12:25 AM
Graham, that looks really great to me, well excecuted mortar and pestle.
Dense- and hard wood, that's the right choice.
My first turning (long time ago) was an oak mortar and pestle for my dear lady next door, she still use it :2tsup:
Cheers, Ad

2nd Jun 2010, 09:30 AM
Graham glad Jenny is on the mend you both have been in my thoughts.

Like the Red Gum I have one to make and was wondering what to use thought of English Oak being for herbs and if we can drink from it it has to be safe :U


Ed Reiss
2nd Jun 2010, 11:51 AM
Nicely done BB :2tsup: ...and, of course, it's main use will be for legal herbs and such - right :whistling:

Thoughts and prayers to your wife for a speedy recovery.

2nd Jun 2010, 06:44 PM
Nice one BB. I did one a while back in ironbark. Old fence posts or firewood supply places are worth a look for good hard lumps of wood.

3rd Jun 2010, 01:04 PM
Very pretty.