Turning a Mortar and Pestle

Use a mortar and pestle to crush seeds and herbs to release their full flavor. By making this one yourself, you'll learn the different techniques used to turn spindles and bowls on the lathe. WOOD magazine turning expert Brian Simmons demonstrates not only the "how," but the "why" of using different techniques on the project's three pieces.

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