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Project by BlueStingrayBoots posted 07-08-2007 06:11 AM 1479 views 1 time favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I turned a rolling pin for a freind, for his daughter from up north. A solid piece, with cool grains. Since this is for food, I sealed it with lard. After all, doe is full of lard anyway. The shine isnt as clear as with tung oil or urethane, I hav’nt used shellac but thats probably very good for shine.
The grooves showed up there before I knew it. What can I say, seems age has got my mind moving slower than my actions. But I trust Christ and my skill. Hallilua!





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mot

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#1 posted 07-08-2007 06:28 AM

Roll some dough, beat back a mugger, roll some dough. Awesome piece! How’s that stuff to turn?

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#2 posted 07-08-2007 06:41 AM

Its awesome Mot. Its very hard and heavy and still slightly green, great with a very sharp gouge or tools. Smells great and the heartwood smells great also. 400grit + and its translucent. kinda like 3d. This piece is dull looking compared to the real deal.

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#3 posted 07-08-2007 06:43 AM

Dull a function of the finish though. It’s a cool piece.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#4 posted 07-08-2007 06:47 AM

Beautiful rolling pin.

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#5 posted 07-08-2007 06:59 AM

Thanks Oscorner. I still want to send you a few blanks, I’ll try to get a few blanks later today(Sun.).

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#6 posted 07-08-2007 04:13 PM

At least she won’t be using it on you. It is really beautiful, you did a great job. I think I would have used mineral oil instead of lard, which can go rancid jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#7 posted 07-08-2007 05:17 PM

Hey, a freind suggested mineral oil and used it for a pin I turned for them. I’ll try that next time.

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#8 posted 07-08-2007 08:28 PM

Great looking rolling pin.

You might try the (I think) European style next. It doesn’t have a handle, but it tapers a little from the middle to the end. You just roll your hand over the top of it, and the slight bow allows you to control the thickness of the dough easier.

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

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#9 posted 07-09-2007 05:48 AM

Got to love that wood. Some day I’ll try turning something. Very nice.

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#10 posted 12-11-2007 07:27 AM

Lard can go rancid mineral oil is best for wood that touches food.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#11 posted 12-11-2007 07:45 AM

Oh yea, soap is an option too.lol

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#12 posted 01-18-2008 05:21 PM

That is nice, goes well with the boots.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#13 posted 01-18-2008 05:44 PM

Very nicely done BSB.

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#14 posted 04-17-2008 04:24 AM

very nice and very expensive taste in kitchen utensels

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#15 posted 10-25-2008 03:04 AM

Interesting design, I like it! Wouldn’t want to get bonked on the head with this rolling pin. Better not stay out too late guys!

-- "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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