Rolling pin made on the table saw

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Project by geekwoodworker posted 06-29-2014 08:02 PM 4266 views 8 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The wife wanted a new rolling pin to replace her old plastic one. This one is made entirely on my table saw lathe jig. It is made of maple recovered from an old table. I used titebond III water proof glue and the finish is Beeswax salad bowl finish from Leevalley,190,42950

I initially tried turning this on my lathe and after half an hour of gouging I decided to use my table saw lathe and 5 minutes later it was done. Another 5 minutes and I had it sanded and out of the jig. I just don’t have the patients for using a traditional lathe I guess. Anyway thanks to Izzy Swan for saving me lots of time.

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Lee Leitner

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#1 posted 06-29-2014 08:28 PM

Very neat. Love the crossover of tool use.

-- Lee

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#2 posted 06-29-2014 09:07 PM

Sean, since you have vertical adjustments on your jig try making your wife one of those French rolling pins tapered on either end. I got to make one these jigs…LOL.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#3 posted 06-30-2014 02:22 AM

Nice rollin pin. Your jig is rockin’ the house. I’m glad you started using it so soon after building it. I’m trying to think of other applications. Right now, a good pizza roller is on the list.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#4 posted 06-30-2014 03:31 PM

That’s cool! I was just looking at Izzy’s jig and thinking of making it. Question though, why would you need vertical adjustment on the jig when the adjustments can be made from blade height?

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#5 posted 06-30-2014 06:34 PM

Kocgolf: I put the vertical adjustments so I can put tapers and make large diameter turnings. At the current height the largest turning I can do is 4”. Move them further up and I can go almost 8”.


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#6 posted 07-13-2014 11:09 PM

I’d love to see a video of how this jig works. I still don’t understand. But the results are fantastic!

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#7 posted 07-16-2014 09:24 PM

Rick. Here is the video of it in action by Izzy Swan.

Thanks for lookin

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