Thank You Lew

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I so needed a project for the women in my family for Christmas. Lew’s blog on making this rolling pin fit the bill perfectly. It was interesting making the jigs (not as over engineered as Lew’s) and cutting the blank without really knowing the result. Through all the steps carefully laid out by Lew on this site I kept wondering if I was doing it all correctly. When I finally got the blank on the lathe and started to reveal one end of the knot I knew my wife’s present could not wait. I had her come to the shop and watch me finish it out on the lathe to see the Celtic knot come to life. Very cool. I made her promise to use the rolling pin not just set it aside as a keep sake. Well worth the effort.

It would not have been possible without the care and attention Lew gave to his tutorial.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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#1 posted 09-28-2014 01:46 PM

Beautifully executed! Wish I were on the gift list too!

Lew does fantastic work and your project is proof that his tutorial is top notch.

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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#2 posted 09-28-2014 02:09 PM

That turned out nicely. You did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 09-28-2014 02:13 PM

Wow, what an heirloom rolling pin!

The Celtic knot is quite captivating. The sandwich inlay
is very nice.

Lew’s da man, no doubt.

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#4 posted 09-28-2014 02:26 PM

Nice work Stan and Lew for his blog.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#5 posted 09-28-2014 04:38 PM

That is really nice Stanley2 !!! Going in my favorites.

But- as someone else has said here- I wonder about the wisdom of a man who makes his wife a rolling pin.
-just kidding. we all know there are some great pies coming your way.

-- Groveland, CA.

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#6 posted 09-28-2014 05:59 PM

You Done Good!!

Thanks for the kind words about the blog.

Gotta ask, what wood did you use between the walnut? It is so white!

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

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#7 posted 09-28-2014 08:57 PM

Thanks folks – Lew gets all the credit. The knot is Jarrah and Holly.

-- Phil in British Columbia

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#8 posted 11-29-2014 12:03 AM

very good work stanly2 I have one guestion on making the jigs there are no measurements as you do not live to far from me, and I met you at the graft sale could you leave a blog thank you. rockingk

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