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Project by cosmicturner posted 01-15-2013 08:30 PM 1234 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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#1 posted 01-15-2013 08:32 PM

Kind of looks poplar to me. Looks good though.

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#2 posted 01-15-2013 08:35 PM

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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#3 posted 01-15-2013 08:36 PM

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

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#4 posted 01-15-2013 08:41 PM

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

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#5 posted 01-15-2013 10:25 PM

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 01-15-2013 10:53 PM

Butternut?

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#7 posted 01-15-2013 11:31 PM

I vote for elm, nice pin.

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#8 posted 01-15-2013 11:51 PM

Heavy and hard…probably elm.

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#9 posted 01-15-2013 11:59 PM

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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#10 posted 01-16-2013 12:07 AM

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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#11 posted 01-16-2013 12:31 AM

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

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#12 posted 01-16-2013 01:39 AM

It’s Elm

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#13 posted 01-16-2013 03:06 AM

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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#14 posted 01-16-2013 03:30 AM

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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#15 posted 01-16-2013 03:43 AM

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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