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Project by John posted 07-09-2020 06:58 PM 668 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my 3rd try at a rolling pin. Roughly: 20” long, 1.875” diameter for 12”, 4” taper to 1.125” at each end. I have no idea if this is a good size but it looks good to me. Does anyone use a rolling pin enough to have an opinion on the best size? I like this style because cleanup after using it is easy. The wood is Maple, and Baked Maple. I guess my daughter can tell me some time in the future if there is anything wrong with mixing the two in a pin. I used it for the contrast.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.





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lew

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#1 posted 07-09-2020 07:26 PM

Those are almost exactly like mine. The only difference is that I do the taper over the entire length- starting at the center.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#2 posted 07-09-2020 10:11 PM

Nice one , John! I use very similar dimensions. My formula for French rolling pins is I take the length ( usually 18”-22 “) and use half for the flat section and divide the other half on each side for the handles. Eg 5” 10” 5”.I did make some smaller ones for a special order for a lady who did not have a drawer that was 18” deep.

the diameter is around 2”

cheers, jim

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

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doubleDD

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#3 posted 07-10-2020 04:13 AM

Great rolling pin John. Don’t know much about making them but I’m learning.

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

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Mark Wilson

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#4 posted 07-10-2020 08:14 AM

I was gonna say, “Check with the ‘Purveyor of the Universe’s finest custom rolling pins,’” but, I guess I don’t need to say that, now.

-- Mark

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lew

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#5 posted 07-11-2020 12:19 AM



I was gonna say, “Check with the Purveyor of the Universe s finest custom rolling pins, ” but, I guess I don t need to say that, now.

- Mark Wilson

Thanks, Mark!

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

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John

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#6 posted 07-11-2020 02:32 AM

Thanks Lew and Jim, it sounds like I have found a good size.

Thanks Dave, I’m working my way up to a pin with a Celtic Knot.

Thanks Mark, Lew is the pro!

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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bushmaster

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#7 posted 11-24-2020 03:40 PM

Nice pin, I have been wanting to make somemore to sell, Baked maple??? How do you do that or do you buy it. Wonder if it could be done worth birch.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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