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Forum topic by VegasLee posted 05-06-2013 03:29 PM 566 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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VegasLee

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05-06-2013 03:29 PM

I am looking for the parts to make a rolling pin. Not the wood parts – I will turn those. Is anyone is aware of a prepackaged kit that includes the bearings, axle and end nuts. If there isn’t a pre-packaged kit – any sources for the individual parts would be nice.

I want to have the handles turn.

Any help would be appreciated.


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Lee Barker

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#1 posted 05-06-2013 04:07 PM

Nice project idea, VegasLee.

Here’s a fun source for surplus bearings, but be advised that you may end up buying more than that!

American Science and Surplus

There’s a dandy one that’s 7/8 OD and 3/8 ID.

As for the rest, your local Ace or True Value store will have solid rod in various diameters.

I would just have those two hardware bits and then epoxy the rod into the handles. I’d grind some recesses in the rod so the epoxy would create a mechanical as well as chemical bond.

I would really appreciate your charting your progress on your Projects page. I could get interested in taking a run at this. Never occurred to me before.

Kindly,

Lee

-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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robert triplett

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#2 posted 05-07-2013 12:31 AM

I looked for these kind of parts a few years ago when I was making rolling pins. I did buy a cheap rolling pin and used the hardware in my own pin! For others, I ended up using a dowel that was loose in the handle and glued into the ends of the body. good luck. I’m with Lee. Keep us appraised of your progress.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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