Rolling Pins and Captured Golf Balls

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Project by Jim Jakosh posted 11-16-2018 02:28 AM 1304 views 1 time favorited 31 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got orders for these at the last craft sale so I made a few extra for the sale this Saturday.
The first 3 are 1 7/8” x 19” French Rolling Pins. One is sycamore, one is sycamore with a walnut insert and the other one is maple with a walnut insert. I used my new larger Fibonacci gauge to gauge the handle length. They are finished with Danish oil and then buffed an waxed.

The captured golf balls are in 2” x 2” x 5 1/2” sycamore blocks. I use a 1 5/16” bit and slot for these but a 1 1/4” will work with just a slight bit of clearance. They are unfinished.

The last shot is my great granddaughter and me looking for router bits in the MLCS catalog

Cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#1 posted 11-16-2018 02:55 AM

Nice job Jim!!! And getting the young started shopping for the good tools right away is perfect.

-- Mark -- Really we're not crazy, just "Limited Editions" -- --

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#2 posted 11-16-2018 02:56 AM

Nicely done..
At least you will be able to FIND 3 golf balls!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#3 posted 11-16-2018 03:12 AM

Cute little girl. I like those rolling pins!

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

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#4 posted 11-16-2018 03:16 AM

Nice pins Jim
Now put the trade mag down and read wonky donkey to her

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#5 posted 11-16-2018 03:34 AM

Nice job Jim getting orders for your work. Not only is your grand daughter looking at the catalog,it looks like she is interested.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#6 posted 11-16-2018 04:12 AM

Jim,your work is nice but…
work of your grand(son?) is amazing…
enjoy in her life

-- bambi

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#7 posted 11-16-2018 04:19 AM

Beautiful Jim! and the rolling pins aren’t bad either!

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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#8 posted 11-16-2018 04:53 AM

Nice projects Jim but you and the elves need some sleep. Still trying to work out how you can produce so much
such a short time.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#9 posted 11-16-2018 05:09 AM

I think your great grand daughter (congrats BTW) is looking at the 24 piece Forstner Set.
Maybe be planning on getting it for you for Christmas. :)

Are you eyeing the t-track hold downs?

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#10 posted 11-16-2018 05:22 AM

Well done Jim.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#11 posted 11-16-2018 06:25 AM

Very COOL, Jim…

Did she suggest a Round-Over bit? :)

I like MLCS too…

Very cool pic!!

Thank you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#12 posted 11-16-2018 06:48 AM

Precious moment. Is that the first? Great Great that is.

Oh rolling pins, and golf ball thingies are ok too.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#13 posted 11-16-2018 01:06 PM

Jim, She’s darling! I bet she’d like one of the golf ball thingie to rattle and roll! Looks like she’s so interested in the catalog she’s well on her way to following in great-grandpa’s footsteps :)

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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#14 posted 11-16-2018 02:31 PM

Thanks for the post Jim, you are living the good life!

Is the secret of the captured golf balls published somewhere? I’d like to make some but don’t want to reinvent the wheel.

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#15 posted 11-16-2018 03:34 PM

Nice work. have her email me if she finds that 60 degree cutter to make threads.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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