Rolling Pin

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Project by DamnYankee posted 12-17-2012 03:54 PM 1278 views 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Rolling Pin

Wood – Maple and Walnut
Finish – Butcher Block Oil

This is a surprise gift for someone. I originally made it for my mother to replace one she has had FOREVER with a broken handle. One evening I was visiting her and asked to see the one she has all on the pretense of seeing the handle. She thought I wanted to fix it when in fact I wanted to see it for sizing the ones I had yet to make. She tole me she didn’t want it fixed because she like it just the way it was. So the one I made is going to someone else – don’t know who yet. The handles are a bit large – I’m finding out that turning things to fit my hands is not the best idea when making things for other (the handles are ~5” long).

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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#1 posted 12-17-2012 04:30 PM

Looks cool nice work.

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#2 posted 12-17-2012 04:36 PM

Looks good

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 12-17-2012 04:41 PM

What a sweet surprise!

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#4 posted 12-17-2012 05:45 PM

Be careful who you gift this awesome rolling pin to! If it goes to your better half, you may just end up seeing how hard maple is, and with long handles the leverage will increase the “wump factor”!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#5 posted 12-17-2012 05:47 PM

Nice one.

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#6 posted 12-17-2012 06:46 PM

good looking job on the rolling pin ,like the different colored handles

-- Jesus Is Alright with me

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#7 posted 12-18-2012 01:57 PM

Very nice. I remember my Mom rollin out that homemade dough for some good ole fresh baked bread & rolls. Mmmm mmmmm good, right outta the oven with lotsa butter

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

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#8 posted 12-18-2012 10:36 PM

I have to hide my wife’s, she tries to whack me with it.
Nice pin.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are."

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#9 posted 12-19-2012 03:21 AM

I’ve been thinking about making a few rolling pins in the near future, and like yours a lot. Very nice!

Can I ask one question? How did you attach the handles? Did you glue the handles on prior to turning, and are the endgrains simply glued together, or did you mortise them into the maple? As I’ve thought about my upcoming pins I’ve been wondering if endgrain joints would be strong enough on their own or if they need some reinforcement before putting them on my lathe.

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#10 posted 12-19-2012 03:37 AM

The handles were turned seperately. I drilled a hole through them slightly larger than the dowel that is mortised into the end of the pin. I then turned two small caps that I drill a hole through and glued onto the ends of the dowels with just enough spacing to allow the handles to turn freely.

-- Shameless - Winner of two Stumpy Nubs Awards

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