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I took an afternoon to make three French Rolling Pins in Cherry for Christmas gifts. My list is shrinking! Still more to go. These are 15” to 16” long, the limit of my short-bed bowl lathe, darn it. Isn’t it the truth, that you think you’ll never want another option than the great new machine you have, and one day… well, you need more options. Oh well, 16” ought to be enough to roll out dough. If it isn’t, I’ll hear about it from my girls.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/





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Sheila Landry (scrollgirl)

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#1 posted 947 days ago

Nice, Barb! I think 16” is quite enough. My marble rolling pin is only 12” and I haven’t had any problems yet (and I have had it for about 15 years!)

These make nice gifts and I am sure they will love them. Good to see you checking things off, too!

Merry Christmas! Sheila

-- Contributing Editor, Creative Woodworks and Crafts Magazine, If you like reading my blog, come visit at Sheila Landry Designs http://www.sheilalandrydesigns.com "Knowledge is Power"

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 947 days ago

They looks great Barb ,These are super gifts. The are plenty long enough to use to get their husbands to stay in line. :))

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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BarbS

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#3 posted 947 days ago

Hi Jim- Yeah, I was thinking that. With all three families here for Christmas, it may get lively when the wives open these. And Thanks, Sheila!

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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peteg

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#4 posted 947 days ago

These are spot on Barb, cherry was the perfect choice, 16” is fine that gives you 12” to work with & a couple each end to play with, they wikll go down well :))

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

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 947 days ago

Hi back at Barb
It’s great that you have all the family getting together. I know they will love their rolling pins. Have a very Merry Christmas and may the new year bring more wonderful projects coming out of your shop.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Dave

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#6 posted 947 days ago

Very nice and utilitarian Barb. Those will make great gifts.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Loucarb

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#7 posted 946 days ago

Well done Barb. I’m sure the girls will love them.

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mmh

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#8 posted 942 days ago

These will be used and cherished for many rollings!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Cher

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#9 posted 942 days ago

Hi Barb, I just measured my bought rolling pin and it is 17”, 1-2” doesnt make any difference. Those are beautiful gifts and made by Mom is so special, the husbands will be raising eyebrows.

Thanks for sharing all your hard work Barb.

-- When you know better you do better.

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BarbS

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#10 posted 942 days ago

Thanks, everybody! I hope they’ll like them.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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Cher

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#11 posted 942 days ago

If they dont, then take them back…LOL

-- When you know better you do better.

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lew

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#12 posted 941 days ago

Beautiful pins, Barb! Love the shape.

Lew

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

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Dallas

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#13 posted 941 days ago

Beautiful, I do a lot of baking and other attempts at food manufacture and I would love to have one of those!

I do have a question though:

A few years ago I gave my wife a new rolling pin for Christmas and she got really mad at me.

I never could figure out why, because she didn’t get mad when she opened the washing machine gift or the new mop, or the package of Dexi-trim

I guess ya just never know about them thar wimmenfolk!

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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longboarder

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#14 posted 928 days ago

Very nice Barb, how thick are they?

Michel

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BarbS

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#15 posted 928 days ago

Michel, those came out about 1-1/2” to 1-3/4” in diameter at center, then tapered to the ends.

-- http://barbsid.blogspot.com/

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