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Project by bfergie posted 02-03-2013 05:06 PM 2352 views 7 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally getting around to posting my Christmas presents for my family. I did get them done in time, but just barely. Timing was made worse because one of my daughters lives out of town and had to work Christmas, so we celebrated a few days early.

Many thanks to others on LJ for ideas. One of my daughters is a pastry chef and she wanted a rolling pin with squared corners. Not very fancy, which is why I opted for the diagonal stripes. Wood on the cutting boards and rolling pins are made of walnut, maple, padouk, and cherry.

The last picture is a napkin holder made with the leftovers from a lazy susan project I made earlier. It is sort of the complimentary to the lazy susan and both sit on our dining table. Maple and walnut.

-- Fergie in CO

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#1 posted 02-03-2013 05:29 PM

Very cool gifts great job.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#2 posted 02-03-2013 05:34 PM

Beautiful work Fergie. I really love those boards and rolling pins. I hope to see many more great projects from you.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 02-03-2013 06:09 PM

very well done fergie

a nice roam from ordinary

love the pins
great work !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 02-03-2013 08:28 PM

WOW, super nice, what did you use to do the groove

-- Gerry (the beginner), Gatineau, QC, Canada

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#5 posted 02-03-2013 09:05 PM

Awsome presents!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#6 posted 02-04-2013 03:11 AM

Nice job on all of them : )

-- I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more uncertain!

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#7 posted 02-04-2013 08:28 PM

Thanks everyone!

@Gerry – I used a router with a half round bit.

-- Fergie in CO

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#8 posted 02-05-2013 02:43 PM

Looks really fancy for me. Attractive and great combination of wood and finish. Love the rolling pins and the grooves on the boards.


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#9 posted 03-26-2014 04:36 PM

My daughter-in-law has chosen the pin on the left as the one she would like to match her cutting board. Any tips on how to do a good glue-up? What dimensions are you using?

-- Henry Mowry, Santa Clarita, CA,

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#10 posted 03-28-2014 06:24 PM


My main inspiration for the Pins was Sam’s post They ended up about 2-1/4” x about 20”. The one on the left got chewed on by her dog so I had to re-turn it to smooth it back out so it is a bit smaller now. I just sliced up a bunch of different thickness woods on my bandsaw, put them together in a way to try to be pleasing and glued them up in a block. I cut both pins out of one block on each end at about 10 degrees, I believe. I then had enough left over from 2 sections left that I could flip them around and glue it up for another one for my wife (the fourth picture).

-- Fergie in CO

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