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Project by MonteCristo posted 774 days ago 3088 views 21 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife had a commerically made rolling pin that was unattractive and didn’t roll that well because of it’s cheap construction whereby the handles where connected with a steel rod and cheap bushings.

So I made the two pins shown here. She’s used the top one for a year or two now. Every now and then I re-coat it with tung oil and it still looks pretty good. It has a variety of woods (yew in the middle, walnut, maple, walnut, red oak, walnut). The handles are Hick’s Yew.

The other pin is walnut and hard maple with spalted Big Leaf Maple handles.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""





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Vince

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#1 posted 774 days ago

They look very nice, how did you attach you handles?

-- Vince

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a1Jim

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#2 posted 774 days ago

Wow these are very very cool . I bet lots of folks would like to see how you made these.

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BenI

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#3 posted 774 days ago

I second that, curious how it was made too. Very cool looking though

-- Ben from IL

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Greg The Cajun Box Sculptor

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#4 posted 774 days ago

Really nice..They make great back massagers also.

-- Every step of each project is considered my masterpiece because I want the finished product to reflect the quality of my work.

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George_SA

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#5 posted 774 days ago

A “how blog” is hereby requested” :-) Very nice ! I like the paterns.

-- There are some things that money can't buy - Manners, morals and integrity

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#6 posted 774 days ago

love these how you do it

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michelletwo

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#7 posted 774 days ago

super nice rollers..I esp like the back one.

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JoeyG

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#8 posted 774 days ago

those are cool. Nice design

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glue4you

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#9 posted 774 days ago

how to, how to, how to …!

I like the “Eye of Sauron”-design :-)

-- Alex ----- Bavaria in Germany

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MonteCristo

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#10 posted 773 days ago

Glad some of you liked these. I will post a summary of “how” as soon as I can but it’s not that complex.

Vince: the handles have turned tenons on the ends. I use a good drill bit (parabolic bit from Lee Valley) to make a motise in the main body endgrain.

-- Dwight - "Free legal advice available - contact Dewey, Cheetam & Howe""

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altendky

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#11 posted 773 days ago

Is tung oil considered food safe? When I got my cutting board my research suggested mineral oil (iirc). Either way, they are quite nice to look at. :]

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lew

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#12 posted 773 days ago

Very Nice!!

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

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mondak

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#13 posted 773 days ago

I’ll be watching for the “how to” also. Very neat project

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ChrisMc45

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#14 posted 773 days ago

I am echo or ditto on the previous posts, gorgeous ending on a utilitarian tool. What glues used for assembly? The handles alone are worth close-up shots, nice looking wood.

Great work, sure the SWMBO is pleased.

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BenI

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#15 posted 773 days ago

Just a friendly heads up to all those (including me) wondering on the how-to’s of construction, he has explained the process in his blog

-- Ben from IL

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