Striped rolling pin

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Blog series by BillGo updated 02-24-2021 04:09 AM 3 parts 1974 reads 1 comment total

Part 1: Striped Roling Pin

02-22-2021 04:17 AM by BillGo | 0 comments »

I have been experimenting with making a striped rolling pin. I am bummed that I did not take a picture of the blank I started with. It was a piece of maple the full width in the middle, with three square pieces, walnut, maple, walnut on top and bottom. 21” long, and if you look at the end, it looks like a white ”+” with dark corners. The rolling pins I was going for, were 1.75” diameter, with tapered ends. I was trying to make the black and white stripes of equal si...

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Part 2: New blank

02-23-2021 03:53 AM by BillGo | 0 comments »

Starting over, gluing up a new blank. This time being more careful to plan ahead so I can plane a little bit after gluing up and still have boards that are perfectly square. Also taking more care to make sure they are lined up. While I was at it, I made the boards a little smaller to shrink the overall diameter of the finished rolling pin. I also made the center piece walnut this time to have a dark center and make the ends more interesting.

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Part 3: The turn...

02-24-2021 04:09 AM by BillGo | 1 comment »

Much better…. As you can see after the cleanup, the pieces are much more consistent: The pieces were .75” square. Notice that this means that when the blank is turned, the corners of the dark pieces will be taken off first, and the width of the dark pieces will be wider than the white. But as the diameter shrinks, the width of the dark pieces will get narrower, and the white pieces will remain constant. The stripes were equal width at 1.9”. You can also see th...

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