French Rolling Pins

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 06-24-2016 09:20 PM 1032 views 0 times favorited 21 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made these rolling pins for the show tomorrow to test the market. They are 1 3/4” diameter and 15” long and made from cherry. They have 8” of flat area and then tapered to 1 1/2” at the ends. I think the ends could have been a little smaller diameter to accentuate the tapers more.

They are finished with Behandla salad bowl finish and then 3 step buffed and waxed.

cheers, Jim

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 06-24-2016 09:25 PM

Very nice Rolling pins…

I guess the French ones don’t have handles at the ends… :)

Looks interesting…

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#2 posted 06-24-2016 10:01 PM

They will sell Jim !
Never hurts to add another good looking and practical item to the show .


-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 06-24-2016 10:24 PM

They look nice Jim. I agree, the ends should be tapered more. Good luck at the show, something I should start selling at.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 06-24-2016 10:33 PM

Very nice. Did you have to sand the ends or did you turn that part too somehow?

-- Andy Smith

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#5 posted 06-24-2016 10:42 PM

Insert the French words for “those look great Jim” here…..ohhh la la….lol

-- 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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#6 posted 06-24-2016 10:53 PM

Nice job Jim, don’t know if they need more taper/ they look fine to me, good luck at the fair

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#7 posted 06-24-2016 11:18 PM

Good luck tomorrow!

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#8 posted 06-24-2016 11:23 PM

Nice little earner there Jim, they will sell but I also think the french rolling pins have a bit more taper. Just had a look on the net, there is quite a variety. Nicely done.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#9 posted 06-24-2016 11:29 PM

looks good Jim, good luck tomorrow!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#10 posted 06-24-2016 11:37 PM

They look good to me Jim. good luck with the sale.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 06-24-2016 11:39 PM

Good job Jim. I have trouble with long smooth objects such as these. Need more practice. I do see more of these all the time. Bet you those will sell well.

-- I,ve had amnesia for as long as I can remember. Vernon

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#12 posted 06-25-2016 12:20 AM

Hummmmmm. I could smell the shortbread cookies baking… Nicely done Jim

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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#13 posted 06-25-2016 12:39 AM


-- Mark

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#14 posted 06-25-2016 03:43 AM

Cherry turned is beautiful, Jim. What is your process to finish the ends? I struggle with that. Pretty sure there are more of these lovelies in your future. Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#15 posted 06-25-2016 03:49 AM

Jim very nice…I think they will sell well, they appear to be very easy to handle and smooth to touch. They actually made me hungry to look at them….....we have a Sausage in Australia that looks very similar…....Please pass me a buttered bread roll and some tomato sauce. Ha Ha.

Great Project Jim.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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