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Project by cosmicturner posted 457 days ago 912 views 2 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just turned today 21”x3” the wood from my back yard pile Elm or Sycamore maybe, anyone know?

-- Cosmicturner





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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 457 days ago

Kind of looks poplar to me. Looks good though.

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lew

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#2 posted 457 days ago

Not sure about the wood either. But, it sure is nice looking!

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

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cosmicturner

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#3 posted 457 days ago

Well it is really really hard and heavy was a bear to split and hard to saw….

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drbyte

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#4 posted 457 days ago

Ash or Pecan maybe?? Good looking rolling pin though!

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joein10asee

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#5 posted 457 days ago

I think it’s Elm or Sycamore … Wha’did I win? :-)

I do have a question though. As one who cooks and bakes, how long are the handles? They look to only be 2” or 2.5”, which would be short for a guy to use comfortably.

(just an observation)

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#6 posted 457 days ago

Butternut?

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bondogaposis

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#7 posted 457 days ago

I vote for elm, nice pin.

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Douglas Bordner

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#8 posted 457 days ago

Heavy and hard…probably elm.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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cosmicturner

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#9 posted 457 days ago

Joe you can put your hands on the balls it will be ok…so you like a long handle, guess this one was not meant for you I will be happy to make you one to meet your specification…I was trying to make it all balanced, ratio, guess I missed the mark…

-- Cosmicturner

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joein10asee

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#10 posted 457 days ago

Oh no, I wasnt complaining… just making an observation. I had one several years ago and when I got rid of it (because the handles were too short and uncomfortable for me) my wife told me she liked it because the handles were shorter and fit her hands better.

You can send me that one or make me another one (with longer handles) Your choice… Either way, I’ll love it

:-) :-)

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hunter71

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#11 posted 457 days ago

My guess is ELM. I turned one not too long ago for a friend and it looks the same.

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saucer

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#12 posted 457 days ago

It’s Elm

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cosmicturner

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#13 posted 457 days ago

Ok it is likely Elm, and Joe you need a French style rolling pin that our friend Lew makes post number two and he makes them very well for sure…one size fits all hands….and Lew the way you inlay have you ever try a pool cue stick seems a perfect application for your pin style, just a thought

-- Cosmicturner

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joein10asee

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#14 posted 457 days ago

Hmmm, so does this mean that you’re NOT gonna make me a special pin of my very own?
OOooohhh, I am so hurt! LOL

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ShaneA

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#15 posted 457 days ago

Looks great. Can’t say if it is Elm or not, but it is not Sycamore. Cause Sycamore is neither hard nor heavy. No matter, cause it looks good whatever it is.

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