French Rolling Pin and Cup Adapters

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 03-20-2017 07:05 PM 876 views 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The rolling pin is made from a fresh cut lemon tree branch that was given to me by Kay’s husband, Dave. The second shot is Kay with her new rolling pin.
It has some turquoise inlay and is finished with Danish Oil.

The cup adapters are for my friend Bill’s EZ-Go golf cart. They are tapered on the bottom to fit the existing cup holders and bored to fit the foam can insulators. They are made from a spruce 6×6 and finished with clear lacquer.

These are the last lathe projects for the season.

Cheers, Jim

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

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#1 posted 03-20-2017 07:07 PM

You are taking those project of the pocket…?

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 03-20-2017 07:34 PM

All look good, but I’m wondering how the lemon tree compares to some of the more commonly available wood that you have turned?

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#3 posted 03-20-2017 07:38 PM

Never thought about using lemon tree wood. It’s pretty!

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 03-20-2017 07:54 PM

Never saw Lemon tree wood before, hard ,, soft ,,hard to work with?
Sure looks good in the pics. Also nice cup holders.
Getting too hot to turn?

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#5 posted 03-20-2017 08:10 PM

Like the rest Jim I never seen lemon turned before, nice job the inclusion & filling give a point of difference just nicely

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

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#6 posted 03-20-2017 08:56 PM

I like the infill, gives the piece a real flare. Excellent work as always Jim.

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

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#7 posted 03-20-2017 10:07 PM

Great rolling pin! Nice cup adapters, too!

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

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#8 posted 03-20-2017 10:32 PM

A couple of nice projects Jim, never thought of using lemon tree wood, have one in the backyard that could fall over shortly.

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

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#9 posted 03-21-2017 12:50 AM

Really cool Jim, love the infill.
I’ve never tried lemon wood but I have used “Grapefruit”, it looks very similar, nice whiteish colour with soft grey veins.
We both developed an allergy to the Grapefruit, ate too many, so now the tree gets the top taken off each year, just waiting for it to grow a bit bigger.


-- 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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#10 posted 03-21-2017 01:07 AM

A lemon tree branch? That has to be a first. Any smell to it? Nice job and good thinking.
That golf cart will have the coolest cup holders around.
Sounds like Michigan is getting close.

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#11 posted 03-21-2017 04:53 AM

Very Nice!

Lemon wood? Add water & get lemon water? :)

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

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#12 posted 03-21-2017 06:01 AM

Lovely Rolling Pin Jim. I have heard that Lemon wood is quite popular if available. I remember as a child and old relative had a Mallet he had turned from and old Lemon Tree. I always remember that.


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

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#13 posted 03-25-2017 11:17 PM

You are in full production mode

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

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#14 posted 03-27-2017 05:19 PM

Lemon tree, it sounds so yummy.
Fine one.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#15 posted 03-28-2017 12:56 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments.

This is my last turning for the winter. I made a few small projects for the shop yesterday and we are on our way home today.

Cheers, Jim

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

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