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First Ever, French Rolling Pin

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Project by Rockbuster posted 07-16-2014 02:18 PM 765 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

While I have made many rolling pins in my woodworking experiences, this is my first attempt at making a French Pin. It’s simplicity makes it look easy, but there is a lot more work involved, than meets the eye. This particular one is made from cherry, with two walnut Celtic Knots, and two curly Maple end caps. It measures 20.75 inch X 1&5/8” flat between the knots, and tapers down to 1&1/8” at the end caps My inspiration&mentor for this is “Lew”, who makes the finest Celtic knot French Rolling Pin, that I have ever seen. This doesn’t even come close to one of yours Lew, but it is a start for me, and one of these days, I will get brave enough and try one with your design. Thanks for looking, C&C Welcome. Don’t comment on the photography, I already know that it is lousy.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.





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GerardoArg1

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#1 posted 07-16-2014 02:24 PM

Nice work. Have to try some like those.

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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woodshaver

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#2 posted 07-16-2014 04:27 PM

Nice work Don! Love the walnut Celtic Knots!

-- Tony C St Augustine FL, My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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WoodShrew

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#3 posted 07-16-2014 05:43 PM

This is lovely, you should make more, MORE! Not enough of these professional style pins out there. My fiancee is a professional baker and before him I never knew that this style pin existed, let alone how much more user friendly they are. Well done, now, pies!

-- Kate the Wood Shrew, Oregon, http://woodshrew.com

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Mr M's Woodshop

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#4 posted 07-16-2014 06:51 PM

The proof of the pudding is in the eating … so after your chef has done some baking, THEN you’ll know what a great job you did!

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA, http://www.MowryJournal.com

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#5 posted 07-17-2014 12:49 AM

I really like those end caps, I am going to try that

-- Smitty!!!

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Rockbuster

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#6 posted 07-17-2014 01:01 AM

Thanks for the nice comments Lj’s Welcome to Lumberjocks WoodShrew, if your fiancee likes nice pins, there are a lot of them on this site. You should visit Lew’s home page to see some of the best ones.

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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Rockbuster

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#7 posted 07-17-2014 02:00 PM

I have a question for anyone reading, is there an official designated size for these, or does everyone who makes one,just do their thing???

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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woodsmithshop

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#8 posted 07-17-2014 02:16 PM

those that I make range from about 18” to 22” in length to about 1/1/2” to 2/1/2” in diameter,the french taper not so big in diameter.

-- Smitty!!!

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lew

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#9 posted 07-17-2014 02:20 PM

Beautiful!! You done good!!

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

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#10 posted 07-18-2014 12:08 PM

Rockbuster,
That is awesome. I have only ever made I set of Celtic knots and they were not a patch on yours.
That Walnut really shows the contrast.
Love it.
Congratulations,
Bob.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better.

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