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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 09-20-2016 03:08 PM 681 views 0 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a class demo for the new semester at the high school. I grabbed a piece with a knot in it and it got bigger as I turned down the end and then most of it fell out. Well you can’t use a rolling pin with a hole in it, so I plugged it with turquoise.
It is 1 3/4” x 14” long and is finished with Danish Oil which I found is food safe when cured for 3 days.

We have had two more rolling pins made so far this semester and a goblet and lots of bowls. There is a lot of interest in turning this year and we have a waiting line for lathes. The one thing I want them to learn is how to recover from mistakes or flaws in the wood. They are saving dust from the projects for filler now!!

Cheers,, Jim

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





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lew

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#1 posted 09-20-2016 03:12 PM

That’s a beauty, Jim!

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

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Richard W. Hyman Jr

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#2 posted 09-20-2016 04:01 PM

That’s a great looking rolling pin. Love the way the finish came out on it.

-- VR, Richard "Fear is nothing more than a feeling. You feel hot. You feel hungry. You feel angry. You feel afraid. Fear can never kill you"--Remo Williams

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#3 posted 09-20-2016 04:05 PM

Very nice looking. I just love this design of rolling pins.

-- Kelly, Allen,KS

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#4 posted 09-20-2016 04:16 PM

Another COOL roller! :)

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#5 posted 09-20-2016 07:06 PM

YAY, Jim. Hey.
Here’s a notion I just cogitated: Make a forum where you share your students’ work (with their permission, of course.) Tell them they’ll be known globally for their efforts. Yeah. I have a guy on my Buddy List, in Mongolia. Introduce the little empty-headed schmucks to LJs. We could all learn a thing or two from teenagers. After all, they know everything. I wish I were haff as smart as I was, when I were eighteen. So do you.

-- Mark

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#6 posted 09-20-2016 08:16 PM

You are doing a great job.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#7 posted 09-20-2016 09:31 PM

Nice recovery, Jim. That is one special pin!

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 09-20-2016 10:30 PM

Love the way you never et a mishap get the better Jim :)
also a great lesson for the Class (how to …)
cheers
Pete

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 09-20-2016 10:34 PM

Thank you all for the nice comments!

Hi Mark. I was going to take some shots of all the things they come up with but I don’t bring my camera to class. I carry in a whole lot of other stuff each morning. With so many of them going at once, some of them turn their stuff down too small before I can tell them to stop. They just like making the gouges work and pouring out the chips.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#10 posted 09-21-2016 12:12 AM

Looking good Jim.
Keep those kids busy.

Bob

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#11 posted 09-21-2016 12:48 AM

Good result Jim.

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

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#12 posted 09-21-2016 01:12 AM

Nice Rolling Pin Jim…. the turquoise looks nice too. I think that it is great the Kids are so keen on woodwork and Lathe Turning. Saving Dust from the projects for filler is a good mind set for them too…..Regards,

Cliff.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#13 posted 09-21-2016 01:17 AM

Thanks Bob, Tony and Cliff.

Cheers, mates…..........Jim

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

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#14 posted 09-21-2016 01:24 AM

Really nice save with the turquoise, and it certainly made it unique. Well done.
I also like the Mark’s suggestion of the “Student” page. I recently posted a project that was done by a fellow who I am teaching to carve, and the responses from LJ members REALLY boosted his confidence.
Thanks for posting this project.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#15 posted 09-21-2016 07:18 AM

Knot a bad looking rolling pin Jim, nice recovery.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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