50 for 50 - turning 50 as I turn 50 #31: My first commissioned turning!

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Blog entry by mnguy posted 07-25-2019 01:35 PM 547 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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A friend commissioned a precision rolling pin – one that allows the user to roll out dough to a consistent depth. She wanted a free turning style with separate handles, so I bought Woodcraft’s rolling pin kit, which comes with a stainless shaft and sealed bearings. I glued up a blank from some beech I had on-hand. Beech was not the easiest wood to turn really smooth working across the grain, and I could only turn away so much material or there wouldn’t be adequate clearance under the handles. As it is, the clearance is just adequate. I didn’t have enough beech for any margin of error on the handles, so I used some hickory, which turned really nicely. The body is finished with multiple coats of Clapham’s salad bowl finish and the handles are finished with three coats of paste wax.

This project was good practice making a straight turning with a very consistent diameter, and also making multiple components as alike as possible (handles).

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#1 posted 08-23-2019 06:32 AM

I always have heared about the commission of about 10% only and check bestwritingservice to gain more helpful info for the students to be honest i am very surprised to see that you are having the commission of 50 by 50 i just liked your style so much and i will follow your style soon.

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