|Project by luv2learn||posted 02-08-2013 05:30 PM||1035 views||1 time favorited||6 comments|
For those of you who have been following my woodworking adventures you know that I have been making wooden bowels (photo 6) using a Ringmaster. Well, wooden bowls call for wooden utensils so I wanted to try my hand at making a few. This was a first for me so I kind of winged it.
Then, for the first time since my high school wood shop class ( 1958-59) I turned my first project using my newly restored 1947 Craftsman lathe. This is what some call a French Rolling Pin. It is 20” long, 1 1/2” dia. tapered to 1 1/8” on the ends. It is supposed to make better cookie dough and pie crust. We will see :).
The rolling pin and spoons are made from birch. The spoons are unfinished but I plan on giving them a coat or two of walnut oil. While the rolling pin was still on the lathe I rubbed it with paraffin wax then while spinning, heated the wax with my heat gun and removed the excess with a cotton rag.
-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green