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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.

 

Exquisite Pecan Burl Mortar & Pestle

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Oh, yeah.  This is definitely exquisite!  Turned from a pecan burl this has all kinds of things going for it.  The natural colors of pecan wood are already something to behold, but coming from a burl makes them even better.  There was a knot hole in the side and I sealed it up for good measure.  On the outside I used some powdered copper with clear glue.  On the inside it was done with clear glue and natural dust.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with shellac mixed with walnut oil based wax.  This combination gives the set a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  The mortar is 4 ¾” in diameter with a height of 3 ½”.  The depth is 2 ½” with a volume of 1 ¼ cups.  The pestle is 5 ¾” long and 1” in diameter.  You will find a small indentation near the lip for ease in gripping while in use.  18Mar19  VP49  $35.00 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/788112391/exquiite-pecan-burl-mortar-pestle

Marvelously Colored Pecan Wood Mortar & Pestle

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You just can’t ignore the natural beauty of pecan wood. Add some wonderful grain patterns and spalting will give you a wonderful thing to have. This mortar and pestle is just the size that will work for a professional chef, home cook, or even a person who likes to grind herbs and teas. The mortar is 4 3/4” in diameter, 2 1/2” high, 1 3/4” and holds 1 cup. The pestle is 5 1/2” long and 1” in diameter. The wood was sealed with a food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil/shellac mix. This combination gives the set a nice hard long lasting natural finish. 14Dec19 VP47 $32.50 Free standard shipping within the Continental United States only. All other locations contact me with the zip code for shipping costs.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/748449016/marvelously-colored-pecan-wood-mortar

Pecan Wood Pedestal Mortar & Pestle

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Pecan wood is a outstanding looking wood.  That is what I figger to be an undisputed fact.  This pedestal style mortar and pestle set by some will be considered Celtic in style.  The reason for that is the pedestal style which is considered common in that style.  Whatever you decide to consider it, you cannot leave out the fact that it is beautiful.  I burned some decorative lines on the outside just for appearances sake.  The mortar is 4 ½” in diameter, 3” high, and 1 ¾” deep.  The volume measured out to be 1 ¼ cups.  The pestle is 1 ¼” in diameter and 4 ¾” in length.  All wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil.  The finishing was done with a combination of a walnut oil based wax and shellac.  This was done to give the set a bit more of a satiny look instead of real shiny.  Also using a mixture like that gives the set a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  25Aug19  VP46  $32.50  Free standard shipping within the Continental United States only.  All other locations contact me with the zip code for shipping costs.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/731637719/pecan-wood-pedestal-mortar-pestle

Beautiful Cedar Elm Mortar & Pestle

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Just have to right from the start that this is the first mortar & pestle set I have turned from cedar elm.  And, it sure is a really nice looking one only to be expected from this beautiful wood.  Mamma Nature sure knows how to show off her stuff, doesn’t she?  The mortar is 5 ¼” in diameter, 2 ¼” high and 1 ¾” deep.  The volume came to 1 ¼ cups.  The pestle is 1” in diameter and 5 ¼” long.  All of the wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil/shellac mixture.  This gives the set a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  Whether you are a professional chef or a culinary novice, this set will come in handy for you.  20Jul19  VCE1  $27.50   Free Shipping Within Continental United States.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/722849375/beautiful-cedar-elm-mortar-pestle

Lovely Pecan Mortar 7 Pestle

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As you look at this set turned from wonderful pecan wood, you can’t help but love it.  With the mixture of the darker and light wood this really is nice looking.  The darker part is from the heartwood of the tree.  The lighter is what is called sap wood.  It wasn’t planned that way, just worked out.  The mortar is 4 ¾” in diameter, 2 ¼” high and 1 ½” deep.  The volume is 1 cup.  The pestle is 4 ¼” long and 1” in diameter.  All the wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil/shellac mixture.  This gives the set a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  9Jul19  VP45  $27.50  Free Standard Shipping Within Continental United States.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/706315180/lovely-pecan-mortar-pestle

Pecan Pedestal Mortar & Pestle

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It makes no difference whether you are a professional chef, a home chef, or a culinary novice, you will love this mortar and pestle set turned from beautiful pecan wood.  You may use either end as the grinding end and you will find either fits nicely in the palm of your hand.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil/shellac mix.  That combination gives this set a nice hard long lasting natural finish.  The mortar is 5” in diameter, 2 ¼” high, and has a depth of 1 ¼”.  The volume measured to exactly one cup.  The pestle is 4 ½” long and generally 1 ¼” in diameter.  Certainly one of a kind so not something to pass up.  7Jul19  VP44  $27.50  Free Standard Shipping Within Continental United States

https://www.etsy.com/listing/719620197/pecan-pedestal-mortar-pestle

Splendid Pecan Mortar & Pestle

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Oh, the color of pecan wood can simply be splendid looking!  The wood this mortar and pestle set was turned from is such a good example of that.  While shaping the mortar I decided to give it a bit of a flare at the base.  Also, I burned two lines on the outside just for decorative purposes.  The wood was sealed with food grade walnut oil and then finished with a walnut oil based wax.  The mortar is 5” in diameter, 2 ¾” high and 1 ¾” deep.  The volume measured at 1 cup.  The pestle is 1” in diameter with a length of 5”.  This beautiful set will come in handy whether you are a professional chef or the household cook.  I use a similar set in my kitchen.  13Mar18  VP41  $30.00 and $10.00 S&H

https://www.etsy.com/listing/600219455/splendid-pecan-mortar-pestle