Rolling Pin

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Project by nobuckle posted 12-27-2013 04:51 PM 823 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#1 posted 12-29-2013 12:09 AM

Super nice roller.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#2 posted 02-08-2014 10:35 PM

Love your presentation of the steps!

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

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#3 posted 09-09-2015 11:24 PM

Well done! I was wondering if the handles rotate, if so, how is it done?

-- "Lathe down your tool to rest and make your piece" Splinter Haven (Todd York)

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