Five French Rolling Pins

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 12-09-2016 09:05 PM 1747 views 4 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

At my last show, a lady wanted a 20” Cherry rolling pin and I only had a 20” maple one so she ordered one to be made for her. I told her that I did not have any thick cherry and it would have to be laminated and she preferred it. While at it I made 3 more laminated ones and then this slice off a cedar log was behind the door of the shop and said it wanted to be one as well so that made it 5. There are 2 20” pins, 2 19” and one 18” one.

In the first shot they are: Walnut w/maple, Cherry w/ walnut, ambrosia maple w/ walnut, cedar and cherry w/ walnut.
They are finished with danish oil and the 3 stage buffed ans waxed.

Cheers, Jim

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

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

Hey Jim;
Your amazing and I just love to see what you can turn out on the lathe. I bought a new one a couple of years ago and I don’t think I have 10 hours on it. Mainly because it makes such a mess. Who knows maybe I’ll try it again. Right now I’m trying to get back to better health after having a heart attack then a triple by pass surgery

-- DeputyDawg

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#2 posted 12-09-2016 10:42 PM

That straight lamination is gorgeous. Beauties, all!!

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

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#3 posted 12-09-2016 10:55 PM

Real nice Jim, like the laminating, you should have takers for these.

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

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#4 posted 12-09-2016 11:51 PM

Nice Rolling Pins Jim…..Just the right shape and a good assortment of wood. The Natural colours come up really well.

I also love Danish Oil….Jim, when you have applied the coats of Danish Oil, do you then apply the 3 stage buff and wax. What is the 3 stage? Is it 3 times waxing and buffing?



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

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#5 posted 12-09-2016 11:52 PM

Nice work Jim. The laminating looks good too. Glad that woman didn’t want one any bigger, she might be using it on her husband.

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

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#6 posted 12-10-2016 12:47 AM

Super nice Jim

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

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#7 posted 12-10-2016 01:01 AM

nice combinating of colours,Jim
I hope she use it only in the kitchen

-- bambi

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#8 posted 12-10-2016 01:30 AM

Really nice and cool.
I like the straight laminations also.


-- 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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#9 posted 12-10-2016 03:01 AM

I wish to have 1/1000 of your skill on the lathe. Excellent work.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#10 posted 12-10-2016 03:27 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments. Glad you like them!! I will deliver one on Monday.

Hi DeputyDawg, I wish you a good recovery after your heart problems. The bypasses should really help!!

Hi Cliff. I do 2 coats of Danish oil, let them dry a couple days and then I use Tripoli, White Diamond and Carnubax wax on the 3 buffing wheels.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#11 posted 12-10-2016 03:39 AM

Looks like those French pins are really selling!


-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#12 posted 12-10-2016 04:33 AM

Super nice.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#13 posted 12-10-2016 01:57 PM

Jim, this is a very nice collection of rolling pins.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#14 posted 12-10-2016 03:14 PM

look great

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#15 posted 12-10-2016 04:13 PM

Nice work, there are various types for everyone’s taste.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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