Monday, February 27, 2017

Stone Carving- The Granite Fieldstone Mortar & Pestle

This was my third finished mortar and pestle/ stone bowl. I've come up with a different way to create a "lathe" with the grinder. I am going to put to pipes on bearings mounted on the block of wood you see in the video. The friction from the grinding wheel will spin the piece like a cylinder and leave my hands free from touching the small piece of stone. I pan to do another larger one for the WellHaus pump basin that will also have a drain bored through it out to the greywater system in the future GreenHaus.





3 comments:

  1. I've been interested in making my own mortar and pestle and your video on Youtube is quite helpful. I would appreciate the list of tools you used especially the size and of blade and grinding wheels with types.Thanks.

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    1. Hi Jim,

      Thanks for checking out the video and blog! The amazon links are some of the tools I used. For this one it was the 4 1/2" angle grinder (you can also get one that comes with the water hose attachment) 4 1/2" cutting disc and grinding cup wheel, and the polishing pads. Other than that it was a good masonry chisel, 3 lb hammer and some safety equipment! Pretty simple

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  2. That's great, thanks. I missed the Amazon links somehow. I hope to follow your template on this.

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