Pastry Board & Rolling Pin

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I thought I should get around to posting some of my projects. This is a pastry board I designed and built for my wife to replace her grandmother’s which we lost in a house fire.

I constructed it from 5/4 Curly Maple that I picked up for a song on eBay. Each segment is 1” square and glued up with Gorilla glue. I started with the belt sander @ 120 grit then came the card scraper, then more scraping and more scraping, blistered thumbs. Then, Oh yeah, more scraping!!!! I finished it with General Finishes Salad Bowl Finish.

While I designed the Rolling Pin I did not turn it as I did not own a lathe at the time. I hired it out to a gentlemen I met at the local Woodcraft. As you can see he did a bang-up job. It started as a piece of 12/4×12/4 Curly Maple. I sanded and finished it. It receives weekly abuse, I mean use :)

By the way, did you notice that nice little black mark in the lower left corner? I learned my lesson with regards to letting your clamps rest on the workpiece during glue-up.

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#1 posted 10-08-2007 04:52 AM

beautiflu work. best looking curly maple project I seen in a very long time !

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

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#2 posted 10-08-2007 06:58 AM

Thanks Dan! I really appreciate that…

-- "Everything that is great and inspiring is created by the individual who labors in freedom" -- Albert Einstein

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#3 posted 10-08-2007 07:49 AM

Nice set – it came out well.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#4 posted 10-08-2007 02:24 PM

Now that’s Curly Maple!!! A great piece and I’ll bet a real Mama pleaser. I just thought the black mark was your signture. LOL

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#5 posted 10-08-2007 04:43 PM


-- Bob Vila would be so proud of you!

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#6 posted 10-08-2007 04:49 PM


Nice board! Ought to be able to make lots of delicious food on that for decades to come.

Hey, if you ever get a black mark from your metal clamps, oxalic acid mixed with water will remove it completely.

I believe the last time I bought some, I got it from the pharmacy (CVS, etc.).

-- Tom, Surfside Beach, SC - Romans 8:28

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#7 posted 10-11-2007 01:11 AM

Chris, really neat. The figure in the wood is really something!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#8 posted 10-11-2007 01:35 AM

Very nice. The pin goes with the board quite well.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#9 posted 03-06-2008 03:43 AM

i love figured maple, you put it to great use.


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#10 posted 08-12-2008 02:21 PM

absolutely gorgeous !!!

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#11 posted 08-12-2008 02:49 PM

Beautiful work Chris , the curly maple really looks sharp !

-- John in Belgrave (Website) ,

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