Thought I would add a couple of additional “discoveries” on making these rolling pins. One of my obvious problems is that I always over think or over engineer everything.
The Trim Jig is one of those examples. It now hangs, useless, along with so many other jigs that I have abandoned for a better way. Trimming the glued up inserts is easier, faster and less hassle if done on the band saw. No jig is require and the table saw blade height does not have to be changed between operations- not having to readjust the blade is a big plus if you are as forgetful as me. A 1/4” to 3/8” fine tooth band saw blade will slide along the square blank and trim off the excess insert material.
Some of you enjoy sanding. Sadly, I do not. In the past, sanding these pins was done on the lathe using sheet paper. This time I used my random orbital sander while the pins were spinning on the lathe. Much more efficient and none of those irritating little sanding line that only show up AFTER you apply the finish. Here is a picture of the last batch-
Thanks for looking! Comments, compliments and complaints are always welcome!
-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.