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Well, if it wasn’t for my friends here at LumberJocks, I would still be making firewood in the shop.

Thanks to all who offered suggestions, web links and encouragement. With your help, I found the information needed to improve the rolling pin, posted earlier.

Here is the original attempt. Notice the ellipses do not all match.

After reading your suggestions and trying again, this is what the new one looks like (still on the lathe)-

Everything lines up!! Even the construction and glue up was easier when using the tips from the pen turners site. I am going to take the original one, to a chef friend, and ask him to test it to be sure the dimensions are correct before finishing this version- just in case I need to redesign the shape.

Again, Thanks everyone for your help! Couldn’t have done it without you. I’ll post this one when it’s completed.


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#1 posted 2158 days ago

that looks fantastic Lew, great work!
my wife really like it also, especially the tapered handles.

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#2 posted 2158 days ago

very nice work lew, it looks great.

-- Roper - Master of sawdust-

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#3 posted 2158 days ago

Very nice… quick learner…. I want to see the finished product.


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#4 posted 2158 days ago

looks great! Thanks for sharing

-- Fred, Springfield, Ma

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#5 posted 2158 days ago

Lew, Great Job! This looks fantastic!

Congratulations on your success with this. I’d like to see a blog on your cutting and gluing process…of course it should have lots of pictures.

Thanks for posting this.

-- Martin, Kansas

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#6 posted 2158 days ago

Looks great, I can’t wait to see it finished. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#7 posted 2158 days ago

Great looking Pin. A nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware †

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#8 posted 2158 days ago

Really super. Feel fortunate to see it.

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#9 posted 2158 days ago

Very nice – I would be interested to see a photograph of the “Glue up” of the pieces before you start turning it – maybe you could write a short blog for those of us who cannot visualize the construction.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (

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#10 posted 2158 days ago

congratulations on the success and on the gorgeous end result

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#11 posted 2157 days ago

those look amazing… I seriously want to make a bunch of them for my sisters and inlaws this Christmas. can you give us more details or a blog so we don’t have to rediscover what you have already mastered?

-- The CNC machine can either produce the work of art you imagined, or very decorative firewood.

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#12 posted 2157 days ago

Very neat! I’ve wanted to try a pen like that but haven’t yet, I really like the way these look and never would have thought of a rolling pin!

-- Tim D. - Woodstock, GA

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#13 posted 2157 days ago

magnificent!!!!!!!!!! i could use one of these in my classroom! not really…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#14 posted 2156 days ago

That’s a fantastic job Lew. I look so forward to getting some time inteh shop soon i hope.

-- Jerry

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#15 posted 2156 days ago

A french pin!
Neat job Lew!
I made one a few years back for the boss and she still uses her old flat one. Go figure?

I like the way you left a platform in the middle and kept the taper to the ends.
I figure I should give it another try your way and see what happens.


-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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