|Project by nobuckle||posted 12-27-2013 04:51 PM||907 views||3 times favorited||3 comments|
As with most households this time of year, it’s not uncommon for the smell of baked goods to waft through the air. In our case, it was homemade pizza. Making pizza on Christmas eve is a longstanding tradition in the Commons household. One thing needed to prepare pizza dough is a rolling pin. We did not have one. So, having the time, the skills, and the materials, I went to work.
I selected hard maple as the material for this project. For the rolling pin itself, I used a blank that was about 2-1/4” square and around 14” long. The handles started out 1-1/2” square blanks. The handle pins were turned out of a piece of material that was about 1” square.
I began by removing the corners of the rolling pin blank. This makes for less material removal at the lathe. I did the same thing to the handle material.
Then I turned and sanded all the parts
After I finished turning everything I drilled holes in the handles and in the rolling pin to receive the handle pins
After all of the holes were drilled it was time to assemble everything.
I’m sure that this rolling pin will get a lot of use for many generations to come. Thanks for looking.
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