A New Rolling Pin

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Project by lew posted 08-01-2009 06:23 PM 7230 views 29 times favorited 33 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Edit: This is my entry into the Yin Yang Contest. I think the dark Walnut and Sapele contrast with the Maple to further enhance the Yin Yang character of the overlapping Celtic Knot design.

You may remember that Karson and David visited me last month and gave me a couple of pieces of really special wood.

Well here is the first project. I know, I have posted some rolling pins before but this one is a reverse of the previous ones. The others were mostly light with a walnut knot.

This is the piece of Sapele. The Celtic Knot is made from Maple and Walnut. The finish is pure mineral oil.

Thanks, Karson!! BTW, I still have enough of the Sapele to make one or two wine stoppers.

Comments and critiques are always welcome!


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

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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 08-01-2009 06:26 PM

this piece has the “IT” factor … beautiful and hugely well dine

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 08-01-2009 06:39 PM

Very cool!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#3 posted 08-01-2009 06:42 PM

Lew a fantastic job. Your making great use of the wood

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Appomattox Virginia [email protected]

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#4 posted 08-01-2009 07:03 PM

Love The knot! Really cool design. That would be great on a cane shaft.
Great job!!!!!!!!

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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#5 posted 08-01-2009 07:11 PM

Please for us new to turning..
how did you start and what is the process to make such a wonderful turning..

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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#6 posted 08-01-2009 07:34 PM

I really love this style. It’s quite impressive and handsome. Hey, and functional too!

-- "They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night." ~ Edgar Allan Poe

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Don K.

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#7 posted 08-01-2009 08:05 PM

Wow…very cool…like already said…it has the IT factor…I to would be interested in the process as to how it was made.

-- Don S.E. OK

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#8 posted 08-01-2009 08:07 PM

super design most special

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#9 posted 08-01-2009 08:12 PM

Extremely well done.

Thanks for sharing with us.

-- Not my woodworking

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#10 posted 08-01-2009 08:57 PM

Great little piece of turning but I’m with Bruce on this” How’d ya do it?

-- s

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#11 posted 08-01-2009 09:04 PM

Thank You everyone for all the kind words. I really appreciate your comments.

Bruce, Don and mcsteff, here is the link to the blog series on how to make them. If you have any questions, let me know. I’ll be glad to explain anything.


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

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#12 posted 08-01-2009 10:00 PM

that’s beautiful lew!
as soon as I can get a bed extension for my jet mini, this will move to the top of the to-do list!

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#13 posted 08-01-2009 11:45 PM

That’s it! I quit!

Great job,lew!

-- My reality check bounced...

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Gary Fixler

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#14 posted 08-02-2009 12:02 AM

Beautiful! I’m re-inspired today. Thanks.

-- Gary, Los Angeles, video game animator

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#15 posted 08-02-2009 12:42 AM

Beautiful, Rolling Pin Lew!

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