Rolling pins construction

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Blog series by MonteCristo updated 06-09-2012 06:39 PM 2 parts 19291 reads 7 comments total

Part 1: Using 15 degree wedges to make a rolling pin

06-09-2012 06:16 PM by MonteCristo | 6 comments »

Of the two rolling pins I put in my projects list, the top one is the one most people prefer. It looks more complex than it is, always good if a guy is trying to make a few dollars at craft. (Out here on Vancouver Island, people expect craft to be cheap . . .) The first thing to note is that all the wedges are either 15 degrees or twice that at 30 degrees. In the latter the grain runs along the line of the middle of the wedge. This is al to honour the fact that a glue joint is only s...

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Part 2: 30 degree wedges rolling pin

06-09-2012 06:39 PM by MonteCristo | 1 comment »

This pin is simpler to assemble that the first one because it is just 30 degree wedges that alternate in type of wood and orientation. The end ones are only 15 degrees (half a wedge as it were). In mine I used hard maple and walnut. One thing I found was that a stack of wedges could be dry clamped pretty easily but when the glue was added (I used Titebond III as it is “waterproof”) things wanted to squirm around so you have to use some scrap pieces to prevent this. The wed...

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