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Project by Cedar Furniture Lodge posted 09-11-2014 04:48 AM 4495 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I know every one says you can’t use cedar in the kitchen but I have been doing it for a long time and had no problems. I shouldn’t smoke or drink diet soda either but oh well. I made a cedar rolling pin and the wife thinks it’s awesome, Yeah extra points! From end of handle to end of handle is 27” X 4” diameter. The roller it’s self is 14” long. The handles are made from pine that I recycled from an old chair.

-- "The Cedar King"





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BobWemm

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#1 posted 09-11-2014 05:21 AM

You the man.
Just love that Cedar.
Thanks for showing,

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. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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BusterB

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#2 posted 09-11-2014 10:09 AM

Have to question the wisdom of a man who would willingly make his wife a rolling pin!!! Sure looks like it would hurt… Lol Nice job Cedar King.

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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ohwoodeye

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#3 posted 09-11-2014 02:09 PM

Looks nice but I would be more worried about the bacteria aspect…..raw eggs etc. Soft wood, very porous will hold lots of those creatures within it versus a hard wood with tight grain and less voids. Not trying to be a drama queen here but look at it this way, now you have an excuse to make one out of maple instead.
Just my two friendly cents.

-- Directions are just the Manufacturer's opinion on how something should be assembled. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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helluvawreck

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#4 posted 09-11-2014 02:35 PM

This is a nice practical project. Good work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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TechTeacher04

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#5 posted 09-11-2014 03:14 PM

would a hard lacquer or epoxy type finish seal the material sufficiently to safely use softwoods?

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hoss12992

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#6 posted 09-11-2014 03:40 PM

That is really cool. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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Ocelot

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#7 posted 09-11-2014 04:20 PM

I wouldn’t worry about bacteria. Raw wood kills bacteria, in actual tests. It works opposite of what you might guess. Porous wood absorbs water from the bacteria – causing their membranes to fail.

Look it up!

http://www.woodworkforums.com/showthread.php?t=775

-Paul

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Von

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#8 posted 09-11-2014 04:47 PM

My great grandmother had many many many cedar wood items in her kitchen. Bowls, mugs, tables, chairs, cutting boards, etc. Personally, it’s is my favorite material to work with. I carry on the tradition with my own custom cedar cabinets. If your wife doesn’t use that pin send it here! It will fit right in, heh heh.

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 09-11-2014 04:49 PM

WOW…..........excellent rolling pin!!...........cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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calisdad

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#10 posted 09-11-2014 07:01 PM

It’s nice but I’m with BusterB on this one. ;-)
Maybe you can make a cedar helmet next?

btw- most of what I make is from western red cedar I mill from the forest.

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sepeck

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#11 posted 09-11-2014 08:47 PM

They BBQ meat on cedar planks. I wouldn’t concern yourself so much over it. That said I try to avoid breathing in cedar dust but I don’t anticipate you have a lot of that in the kitchen.

-- -Steven Peck, http://www.blkmtn.org

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HerbC

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#12 posted 09-11-2014 09:13 PM

I think those cedar planks are normally western red cedar which does not have the strong smelling/tasting aroma that is found in eastern red (aromatic) cedar. Most sources I’ve checked indicate that ERC is not suitable for plank cooking.

Herb

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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BJODay

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#13 posted 09-11-2014 11:15 PM

I have one that looks just like picture #1.

BJ

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Cedar Furniture Lodge

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#14 posted 09-12-2014 04:10 AM

Wow I thank you all for your comments and suggestions, thank’s every one.

-- "The Cedar King"

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whitebeast88

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#15 posted 09-12-2014 11:49 PM

great pin.nice work as always.i dont think i’d make a maple one for her it’d hurt worse if she nailed you with it:)

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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