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Forum topic by Bob Casey posted 07-13-2016 06:57 PM 667 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bob Casey

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07-13-2016 06:57 PM

90 degrees here glad my shop is in my cellar. OK I just started turning a rolling pin with Celtic knot, my second one. I have one question I don’t know why this came up in my mind. I use walnut in my cutting boards, cheese boards etc. I know some people are worried about walnut, and I know that no shavings belong in my vegetable garden, but is there any problem using walnut in a rolling pin the main body and handles are walnut and the Celtic knot is maple. call me crazy if you want, but as I was turning it that thought popped up in my mind.

-- woodnutbob


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Nubsnstubs

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#1 posted 07-14-2016 12:32 AM

So Bob, what you gonna do when it gets hot? We’ve been missing those 90° days now for a month. Looking forward to them again in October…............ Jerry (in Tucson)

-- Jerry (in Tucson)

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#2 posted 07-15-2016 01:01 AM

So Bob, what you gonna do when it gets hot? We ve been missing those 90° days now for a month. Looking forward to them again in October…............ Jerry (in Tucson)

- Nubsnstubs

Yeah … but it’s a DRY heat! I moved to Tucson from Michigan in March of ‘83 and couldn’t figure out why the locals were all bundled up in jackets and sweaters while I was running around in shorts, sandals, and T-shirts. A year later, I was freezing my buns off when it got down in the 50’s at night!

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Gene Howe

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#3 posted 07-15-2016 01:06 PM

Gerry, you moved to Tucson…Then you left?
What’s wrong with you, boy?
But then, what red blooded American wouldn’t want to live close to the Pack?
We left southern AZ for northern AZ for job reasons. But our sons still live in Tucson and we relish every opportunity to visit them. Tucson is a fun town. A bit warm on occasion but, spring, fall and especially winter, are gorgeous.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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TheDane

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#4 posted 07-15-2016 04:59 PM

Gerry, you moved to Tucson…Then you left?
What s wrong with you, boy?
But then, what red blooded American wouldn t want to live close to the Pack?

Lived in the Catalina Foothills for 4 1/2 years. Left because of one of those J-O-B things. Been in Wisconsin since August of ‘87. I have been a Packer fan since I was 11 (the year St. Vincent came to Green Bay).

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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lew

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#5 posted 07-17-2016 02:32 PM

I’ve seen lots of examples of walnut pins. In my opinion it should not be a problem.

Here’s one of mine in walnut and maple. The owner had no complaints-

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

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#6 posted 07-18-2016 04:54 AM



... call me crazy if you want, but as I was turning it that thought popped up in my mind.

- Bob Casey

Not to my knowledge, you should be fine.


We ve been missing those 90° days now for a month.

- Nubsnstubs

They aren’t missing, they’ve been at my house the whole time.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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WadeHolloway

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#7 posted 07-18-2016 07:08 PM

Wouldn’t know what to do if it only got to 90 around here. :) 100s around here this week with 80% humidity.

To your question though I do not see any reason why you could not use Walnut. Made rolling pins and baby beds and cradles with it. Good luck.

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bmj

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#8 posted 07-25-2016 04:26 AM

TheDane please contact me, looking for a woodworker in Wisconsin.

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