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Made from “firewood”.

It is a total of 19” long and the roller is 11”.

Diameter about 2-3/4”.

I am not sure of the woods. I do think the handles are locust, with the roller being silver maple, although I might be way off! It is actually from the firewood pile. I just had wanted to try for the heck of it.

The handles do not have bearings; so roll with the pin. They were attached by using some oak dowel and gluing into both parts. The burning on the handles was done on the lathe—just using a softer wood with the corner pressed hard at a high turning spewed.

The finish is many coats of walnut food grade cutting board oil. I lost count.

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

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#1 posted 10-22-2019 08:57 PM

As the chief cook and bottle washer around my house, I have to say that would be a great addtition!

-- 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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#2 posted 10-22-2019 09:36 PM

nice roller i gotta make one for the wife with a matching dough board,holidays are comin.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 10-22-2019 10:28 PM

From Discipline to rolling dough that will do the trick, I like the burn rings. For thin rings when you are at the box store (Lowes) pick up a Formica sample or two they are great for ring burning.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#5 posted 10-23-2019 01:30 AM

Nice “firewood”...good save!

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#6 posted 10-23-2019 11:19 AM

Christmas cookie time is close.

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 10-23-2019 12:39 PM

Nice rolling pin, Ralph. Sometimee the best items come from what others would consider firewood. A long time ago I said that once you become a turner, you look at firewood in a totally different viewpoint..especially when you can see the end grain patterns!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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#8 posted 10-24-2019 02:49 AM

Good looking and it should get plenty of use. Good job !!! Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#9 posted 10-24-2019 03:35 AM

Good one Ralbuck

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#10 posted 10-24-2019 04:38 AM

Good work!...Nice handle!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#11 posted 10-24-2019 08:11 AM

That’s so much better than one sees in the stores and it was in the firewood pile. Top marks Ralph.

-- Lifes good, Enjoy each new day...... Cheers from "On Top DownUnder" Crowie

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#12 posted 10-25-2019 02:50 AM

Fine job on the roller. We use them quite a bit and they are handy. Nice save too.

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

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#13 posted 10-26-2019 12:39 AM

Ralph…..Nicely turned and constructed…very practical project.

The finish is great too.



-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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