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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 07-07-2016 12:19 PM 1223 views 0 times favorited 27 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a sale coming up on the 23rd and wanted to have a couple more rolling pins ready for it.
They were made from a layup of walnut and maple. They are 1 7/8” diameter and 20” long and I put more taper on the ends of this pair. I finished them with Behandla salad bowl finish.

Cheers, Jim

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





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Andy

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#1 posted 07-07-2016 12:40 PM

Nice rolling pins. I like those better than your last ones.

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#2 posted 07-07-2016 12:48 PM

These look to be a winner. Nice added feature with the maple. I’m still a traditional rolling pin guy but these may get their attention. Good luck.

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

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#3 posted 07-07-2016 01:02 PM

Nice design Jim
They will sell just by looks .

Klaus

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#4 posted 07-07-2016 01:24 PM

yes these look better, my favorite project to give away and I do sell some, I use them and find fr my self a smaller flat area work better, allow more freedom to change directions to put the dough where you want it for square corners. Even a full taper works well.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#5 posted 07-07-2016 01:32 PM

yes these look better, my favorite project to give away and I do sell some, I use them and find for my self a smaller flat area work better, allow more freedom to change directions to put the dough where you want it for square corners. Even a full taper works well. I use the metal lathe with a simple attachment to quickly make an accurate curve, have two patterns to make a full curve and a flat area.

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-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 07-07-2016 02:26 PM

Nice rolling pins, Jim! I like the combination of walnut and maple.

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

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#7 posted 07-07-2016 02:44 PM

You’re getting some use out of that lathe aren’t you Jim? :)

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#8 posted 07-07-2016 03:47 PM

Nice rolling pins. I’ve got to try that some time.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#9 posted 07-07-2016 04:41 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments. I like these much better with the bigger taper.

Hi Keith. You sure make some classy rolling pins. I like your setup!! I have a Southbend metal lathe with a taper shoe on it and it might be able to be set up with a big curve to follow, too. But, I have a duplicating attachment for a wood lathe that I have never used. I was going to get it set up on my Nova lathe to cut baseball bats. In fact, I bought a new Louisville Slugger for a pattern. This continuous curve on a rolling pin would be a natural for it
I don’t roll out dough to know enough about ease of use. I will have to find some bakers to see what they prefer. I can see how the full curve would let you change direction easily. I though a good flat area would make for a better uniform thickness of the dough. This one has a 10 wide flat.

Hi Lew. I have not put a Celtic knot in one yet but I think I know what I did to screw up the one I put in a cane. I have a piece of maple coming today for a second shot at it!

Hi Randy. I sure try to get on that lathe every day for something. I’m going there in a few minutes.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#10 posted 07-07-2016 05:18 PM

I think you will sell them ’’no sweat’’.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 07-07-2016 09:06 PM

Your contrast spline sets these up as a real classy item Jim, very nice :)
cheers
pete

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

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#12 posted 07-07-2016 09:57 PM

They sure look nice…

Hope they work a SELL!

Good luck!

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 07-07-2016 10:12 PM

Thanks Ivan, Pete and Joe. I hope they sell too. Cheers, Jim

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

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#14 posted 07-08-2016 12:13 AM

Nice! Should attract a lot of interest. Good luck.

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#15 posted 07-08-2016 12:32 AM

Very nice looking pins Jim, the taper is better than your previous ones.

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

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