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Spiral Segmented Rolling Pin

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Project by DMiller posted 02-09-2019 01:10 AM 904 views 1 time favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a project that I have had in mind to make for a long time, but finally had the time and resources. It is a spiral segmented rolling pin made from Western Big Leaf Maple, Honduras Mahogany, Walnut wood, and a poplar dowel. It contains 269 pieces of wood, making it a challenging, yet fun project to do. I wouldn’t call it a traditional or a french style rolling pin, but rather a “crossover.” It has characteristics of both; it is a little bigger in diameter than a french, but smaller than a traditional. It has the feel of a french, but at the same time a little more heft like a traditional. It has two inch long maple caps on each ends so you can’t see the dowel. This rolling pin is around 21” long from end to end.

For those of you who make segmented pens, this is basically like a “big pen.” When making spiral segmented pens, you rotate the segments around the pen tube. In this case, I spiraled the segments around the poplar dowel.

Step 1: Make the blank
https://s3.amazonaws.com/vs-lumberjocks.com/pmmw8eb.jpg!

End view of blank:

Step 2: Spiral the blank on a dowel. This picture is just prior to turning:

Thank you all for viewing! Any comments or questions are welcome!
-Dale M.

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."





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#1 posted 02-09-2019 02:06 AM

A very neat and unique rolling pin!

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

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#2 posted 02-09-2019 03:27 AM

Looks very cool Dale! Lots of work involved but worth it.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#3 posted 02-09-2019 05:16 AM

Sharp looking. Great job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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DMiller

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#4 posted 02-09-2019 06:02 AM

Thanks guys!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#5 posted 02-09-2019 01:54 PM

very nice, was great to see how you did it. One could make other variations.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 02-09-2019 02:41 PM

Pretty rolling pin, Dale!

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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#7 posted 02-10-2019 07:20 AM

Large ammount of work here, but, outstanding final result. Woods and pattern itself looks fantastic.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#8 posted 02-10-2019 03:11 PM

That’s pretty cool…..GREAT Job !!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#9 posted 02-10-2019 03:47 PM

Thank you all!

-- Dale Miller Modesto, CA "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13. "Woodworking minus patience equals firewood."

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#10 posted 02-11-2019 05:16 PM

Wow! So cool. Way to be creative, and then execute the idea!

-- Pete

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