French Rolling Pin w/Celtic Knot

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 06-09-2017 12:19 AM 1685 views 10 times favorited 37 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is the first French rolling pin I made with the Celtic knot in it. Thanks to Lew for sharing the secret in cutting the blank for inserts. It is maple with a walnut knot and there is some turquoise inlaid in the imperfections that would not turn out. it is 1 3/4” x 13” long and finished with Danish oil and 3 stage buff and wax.

Cheers, Jim

Here are some process shots:

Cheap taper sled with new shorter top

sled loaded for last cut

Looking from the back

Cut almost through, but not quite- that is the secret ( Thanks, Lew)

last slot cut

Walnut insert glued in

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

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#1 posted 06-09-2017 12:34 AM

How does that mustard hold up for ya?!? Guess it is a food related project. Lol! Great little project. Good job!

-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#2 posted 06-09-2017 12:36 AM

Very nice Jim. I think you have the Celtic knot down now. Would make a cool handle for a turning tool.

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

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#3 posted 06-09-2017 12:50 AM

Looks nice
Now you must show us how do you us that in the kitchen

-- bambi

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#4 posted 06-09-2017 01:22 AM

Jim, you’re on a ROLL!

Keep on a Rolling!

Great work!

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

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#5 posted 06-09-2017 01:29 AM

Cool rolling pin Jim, look perfect! And nice camera work too!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#6 posted 06-09-2017 01:42 AM

Nice! You Done Good!!

I like your improvements on the diagonal cutting jig. You really simplified it.

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

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#7 posted 06-09-2017 01:45 AM

Great looking pin Jim, it would make a fabulous gift fro a special friend, looks like a nice finish on it

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

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#8 posted 06-09-2017 02:01 AM

Very Nice, job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#9 posted 06-09-2017 02:14 AM

Good looking rolling pin and thanks for the make process explanation .


-- Kiefer

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#10 posted 06-09-2017 02:26 AM

That is amazing! It’s also amazing how you incorporate mustard in all your projects…..

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#11 posted 06-09-2017 02:50 AM

That looks great. Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#12 posted 06-09-2017 03:29 AM

Sweet, tried that with pens and had limited success. Every failure was labeled creative endeavor….. LOL

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

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#13 posted 06-09-2017 03:33 AM

Great job on the rolling pin, and the procedure pictures. Would like to try one sometime.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#14 posted 06-09-2017 04:30 AM


As usual, beautiful work and thanks for posting the trick. I’ve been making some salt and pepper shakers with a simpler single cross pattern and getting them glued back up has been a test of patience and my ability to create custom glue up jigs. This should resolve much of my issues.


-- No honey, that's not new, I've had that forever......

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#15 posted 06-09-2017 05:48 AM

Beautiful knot and I like that jig very much.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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