How to Make A Tortilla Press?

How to Make A Tortilla Press

Maybe you feel nifty all of a sudden and your inner carpenter is revitalized all of a sudden. We have something that not only would be a new challenge for you but also that will come in very handy if you like Mexican food in your kitchen.

Getting Down to Business

As we are pulling this off using wood you need the mentioned tools and various dimensions of wood planks.

Tools needed:

  • Wood screws, nuts, bolts and washers
  • Two strong hinges
  • A pen
  • Screwdriver
  • A ruler and a square ruler
  • Sandpaper with a block of wood
  • A saw for wood and one for metal

The planks necessary:

  • 30 x 30 x 3 cm (2)
  • 30 x 4 x 2 cm (2)
  • 15 x 6 x 3 cm (1)
  • 35 x 6 x 3 cm (1)
  • 19 x 6 x 3 cm (2)
  • 8 x 6 x 3 cm (1)

Putting Things Together

First, we have to cut all the wooden parts needed for the construction. Use the sandpaper to round up all the edges. Do a parts inventory to make sure you have everything prepared and ready to go.

The base plate, add the two optional legs. You should make the handle support from three parts glued together. On top of the base plate, we added the top cover using the appropriate pieces on the top cover for reinforcement.

Note that it is quite impossible to describe such a process in-depth and bore our readers to death this is a mere inspiration of sorts, for more interesting articles visit Foodies Wiki. We will place the part right under the handle. Use sandpaper to round up the edges to half of the handle. Carefully screw the legs to the bottom plate. The bottom plate it’s now finished.

On the top cover draw a centerline. Do the same with the reinforcement part, and you will use the lines to line them up correctly. Use the tip of the screws to place it in the pre-drilled holes. Place the handle support and the handle and drill the hole for the long screw.

Then place the screw in place. Cut the extra length of the screw. Now secure the handle support to the base plate using the long screws. Use two hinges instead. And you are done.

To Summarize

It would be a great back yard shed project if you feel like it. It is sure to turn a few heads or will surely impress your partner if you have one. It’ll be also useful if you are a tortilla lover and like to make them yourself at home. Another plus point is that it won’t accumulate rust as it is made of wood. Good Luck.