Recycled Rolling Pin With Faces.

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Project by RusticJohn posted 05-18-2015 05:11 AM 846 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been working on this project since Christmas – off and on. It started out as an old pine rolling pin that somebody gave me. The first faces were just doodling but they looked quite good so I had to get serious and carve them all properly. The faces are Netsuke in style which was a little tricky and pine doesn’t generally lend itself to fine detail. I had to make new knives with very thin blades to cut detail like the hairs on some of the heads. The thin blades don’t push the wood sideways so much when cutting and therefore reduce break out. My blades are stiff and strong but delicate. Only good for fine work. I do have lots of other thicker knives for roughing out and broad detailing.

-- RusticJohn

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#1 posted 05-18-2015 11:55 AM

Interesting carvings. Can you show us a photo of your tools? Thanks for sharing!

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#2 posted 05-18-2015 02:17 PM

Cool , John. You can roll faces into the dough with that. LOL,

Nice carving!

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

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#3 posted 05-18-2015 02:28 PM

Very creative! Looks great!

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#4 posted 05-18-2015 02:38 PM

Now that is cool! Great carving.

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#5 posted 05-18-2015 03:46 PM

Very cool.

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#6 posted 05-19-2015 05:00 AM

Thank you all for the kind comments.

-- RusticJohn

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#7 posted 05-19-2015 06:54 PM

Beautiful work

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