Picture 015


Here are the pieces laid out separately. This tool is almost successful. I say "almost" because the blasted galvanized potmetal is so soft that the act of crushing glass dents and dings it, and it sheds metal particles into the frit (bad!). The next move is to protect both the floor of the pestle, and the business end of the mortar, with stainless steel discs (fortunately there is a machine shop where I work, and a big bin of small scrap metal bits to pick over).