Handy Tools – Quick Mortar & Pestle

I wanted to do some kolrosing (or kohlrosing) on my baby bow saw but the coffee grounds I got from my sweetie were far too coarse. So I whipped up this quick mortar and pestle from a piece of ash and a pine board. The pine board is awfully soft for a mortar, but it did the trick today. The pestle works pretty well, and I expect the end grain to get awfully brown since I'll only be using it to grind coffee grounds to powder.

wooden mortar and pestle, viewed from the side, in front of a window

wooden mortar and pestle, viewed from above

It's pretty handy having a lathe around to knock out other tools like these when I need them.


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