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Posted on Rolling Pin Blanks - my wife wants one... but she dosen's bake... hmmmmmmm

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#1 posted 01-03-2013 04:55 PM

You might want to go measure some rolling pins before you lay out the money on some over sized blanks. A traditional pin is larger but still usually just under 2.5” in diameter while a lot of the french style of pins are more like 1.5-1.75” in diameter. Being a woodworker it can add some time but you can get fancy for less money; just get a 6/4 board like cherry and slap a 1/4” piece of something like ash in the middle. Once the glue dries rip perpendicular to the first glue line, after that dries go 45* to that till you have a white series of lines going around it. Could look even cooler with walnut and maple. This way you only need thinner stock and hide it with a pattern.

I also wouldn’t worry about exotics with rolling pins. You have to remember that a rolling pin isn’t having a lot of moisture run through it in its use. Dough might be tacky and stick to it but mostly you’re dealing with dry flour and slightly moist dough with no abrading action that will put wood particle into the dough.

Maybe the wife just wants proof that you care enough to make her something special? Didn’t realize how many things I gave away to others without making anything for my wife till I overheard her talking to her mother one day. Make her this and follow it up with something special that she didn’t ask for.

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