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Muddlers and Others

What is in the world is a muddler???  It is a tool used by bartenders to mash or smash fruits in the bottom on drink glasses.  How about that?  I have to admit that the first time I heard about a muddler I had to ask what it was.  Now you might also want to know what "Others" are.  Well, pretty much anything that does not fit into any other set category.  So, it might be mallets and no telling what else.  Might even be a gavel set.  So, just visit now and then and see what shows up.

8 1/2" Pecan Wood Muddler

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Any professional bartender or someone who has a home bar for taking care of their guests will love having this muddler.  Turned from pecan wood alone makes this piece gorgeous.  But go ahead and use it.  That’s what I turned it for.  Let your guests or patrons ogle it while it’s in use.  The length of it is 8 ½” and the diameter is 1” on the business end.  This muddler has a handle end that is easily recognized.  And of course being pecan is a pretty hard wood, you can always whomp some knuckles if someone gets too unruly!  6Nov18  MRP30  $12.00  $5.00 S&H  Within Continental US.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/643008278/8-12-pecan-wood-muddler

Natural Edge Pecan Display Dish

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I had difficult time deciding if this was a display dish or a shallow trench bowl.  The display dish finally won out.  Now this dish has a lot going for it.  You have natural edges on both sides.  You have crushed turquoise on one side.  It is made from pecan wood.  What more could one ask for?  For added measure the wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil/shellac mixture.    Using a combination like that gives the piece a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  The dish is 12 ½” long, 9” wide, 5/8” thick, and the hollowed out area is about 1/8” deep.  One of a kind for sure.  14Jul18  SDP56  $30.00 and $8.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/628612851/natural-edge-pecan-display-dish

Hefty Bodark Honey Dipper

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When most woodturners make a honey dipper, it is usually kinda skinny and almost petite.  Not me!  First of all, seeing this is the first one I ever did I decided turn it from an extremely hard wood.  Bodark, Osage Orange, Horseapple, Hedgeapple.  Whatever name you know it by, it is a very hard and durable wood.  I cut six honey grabbing grooves into the wood so you should have no trouble getting honey on it.  I burned 8 lines into the handle to give it a bit more decorative look.  It measures at 8 ¾” long and 1” in diameter.  The wood was sealed and finished with food grade walnut oil that is renewable with olive oil.  This wood will turn a bit darker with age as that is the nature of this wood.   This is also a versatile utensil as well.  If you decide to it may also be used as a bartender’s fruit muddler.  This way you get two for the price of one.  How can you beat that?  12Dec17  HDBA1  $12.00 and $6.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/565669032/hefty-bodark-honey-dipper

8" Pecan Bar Muddler

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This fabulous muddler turned from pecan wood will satisfy the needs of a professional bartender or someone who entertains at home and has a bar setup there.  You will see some lines burned into the handle area and that the butt will fit in your hand comfortably.  The business end has a hand sanded bevel.  The length is 8” and the diameter is 1”.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and finished with the same.  This gives the muddler and durable finish renewable with olive oil.  This piece will be shipped in a padded envelope to keep the shipping costs down.  9Jun18  MRP29  $12.00 and $5.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/619996927/8-pecan-bar-muddler

8 3/4" Pecan Bar Muddler

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Muddlers don’t necessarily have to elegant or gorgeous.  They do have to be functional, though and this one is!  No doubt about that.  Turned from beautiful pecan wood whoever uses this to mash the fruit in the bottom of drink glasses will be really happy with it.  It’s not heavy yet extremely durable.  The handle has 3 lines burned into it for decorative purposes.  The business end is rather flat on this one while the butt of the handle will fit nicely in your hand.  The length is 8 ¾” and the diameter is 1”.  The wood was sealed and finished with food grade walnut oil.  This finish is durable and renewable with regular kitchen olive oil.  This piece will be shipped in a padded shipping envelope.  9Jun18  MRP28  $12.00 and $5.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/619995945/8-34-pecan-bar-muddle

8 3/4" Bodark Muddler

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What can one say about a muddler turned from bodark.  You might know the wood as osage orange, bois d arc, or even horseapple.  All the same wood, folks!  There is only one wood harder than this in North America that I am aware of and there is actually a debate on that.  A classic design with lines burned into the handle area for decoration.  The wood was sealed with two coats of food grade walnut oil and is renewable with olive oil.  The length of this muddler is 8 ¾” and it has a diameter of ¾” on the business end.  If all else fails a bartender might rap an unruly customer on the knuckles with this.  It will get their attention.  24Feb16  MRBA3  $17.00 and $8.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/269621911/8-34-bodark-muddler