Is in the vessel with the pestle………
For the uninitiated, that’s a line from A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court.
I finally managed back out to play. This week I did a mortar and pestle someone asked for. Unfortunately…… I forget who asked for it.
The mortar part is a piece of ash which had threatened for fall on a good friend’s static caravan. (Or trailer for those on the other side of the Atlantic.)
I’ve had the timber for around 3 years, and rough turned it before drying in the microwave to get the moisture content down.
The grain is lovely, and shows where a rather large knot was cut out of the pith.
Once more, from the top.
A nice flat bottom, with a bit of bark kept on.
The pestle is a piece of holly.
And finally, both together.
Finish is wipe on polyurethane.
If I ever manage to remember who requested this, I will pass it on.
My memory is ridiculous.
Thank you. I’m still learning, and at an average of 3-5 hours each week it will be a long road. I’m in no hurry though.