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Project by DamnYankee posted 619 days ago 780 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 I originally made it for my mother to replace one she has had FOREVER with a broken handle.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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a1Jim

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#1 posted 619 days ago

Looks cool nice work.

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 619 days ago

Looks good

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#3 posted 619 days ago

What a sweet surprise!

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#4 posted 619 days ago

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 procratination a bad thing?

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ratchet

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#5 posted 619 days ago

Nice one.

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eddie

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#6 posted 619 days ago

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

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Roger

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#7 posted 618 days ago

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. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Dave

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#8 posted 618 days ago

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

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jschmitz1949

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#9 posted 618 days ago

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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DamnYankee

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#10 posted 618 days ago

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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