Rolling Pin #1

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Project by drbyte posted 08-29-2016 05:08 PM 330 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Door Prize for my family reunion on Labor Day. Used Cherry, Maple, and Mahogany for the body. One handle is Red Oak and other is Cherry. Oiled with several coats of Mineral Oil. 5/16” Axle all the way through body. Three inch Copper tubing at each end for bushings. Nylon spacer at each end between handle and body, you can see it in photo #4. Rolls real smooth. Axle pushed into handles about 3 inches and epoxied. Got two more started for friends and family. Sure hope to get a home-made biscuit or two for the effort! Quite labor intensive to get surface perfectly straight. Body is 12 inches by 3 inches, handles are 5 inches each.

-- Dennis, WV

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#1 posted 08-29-2016 05:58 PM

Looking good !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#2 posted 08-30-2016 12:40 AM

Looks real nice and you are entitled to a whole box of biscuits for that kind of effort .
I like the axel and bearing setup also.


-- Kiefer

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#3 posted 08-30-2016 12:15 PM

Thanks guys!

-- Dennis, WV

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#4 posted 08-31-2016 07:04 PM

Very Nice!

Did you drill the center hole on the lathe?

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

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#5 posted 09-07-2016 04:05 AM

Nice job!

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