Celtic Knot French-style Rolling Pin....again

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Project by jbschutz posted 01-12-2021 04:08 PM 579 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Celtic Knot French-style Rolling Pin. I have lost track, but I think this is number 8 in the series. I brought back some wood from out last trip to Kauai, and one piece of Koa was long and narrow…...I used part of it to make the little outrigger canoe, and then I got a comission to make another rolling pin. This one is Koa with maple and walnut accents. It is about 18 inches long and 1.5 inches in diameter. After turnng on the lathe, I sanded to 220 and applied a liberal coating of food grade mineral oil.
The pictures show the double Celtic knot design and the end caps. The last photo shows the glue-up before going on the lathe. The glue-up is the hardest part of the process….four seperate glue-ups where the contrasting strips are introduced, two at a time.
Turns out that this is also my 10th anniversary on Lumberjocks….a good project to start my second decade with you!

-- jbschutz

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#1 posted 01-12-2021 05:12 PM

happy anniversary john,i agree thats a great way to start the next 10.beautiful pin.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#2 posted 01-12-2021 06:02 PM

Good looking rolling pin!!


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

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#3 posted 01-12-2021 11:05 PM

Looks great. Wishing you good health for the next 10.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 01-13-2021 02:18 AM

Happy Ann! I have yet to make one of these rolling pins. Very nicely done.

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#5 posted 01-13-2021 02:59 AM

Beautiful! I love the double knot. I’ve never tried that in my pins but I think that I need to up my game a bit. Thanks for the great idea!

-- Mike, Lancaster PA

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#6 posted 01-13-2021 04:32 AM

Great looking and excellent job on the knot. Mel

-- MEL, Kansas

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#7 posted 01-13-2021 10:32 AM

Wow 10 years! Nice Celtic knot! It really came out great.

-- Petey

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#8 posted 01-13-2021 01:35 PM

Great looking rolling pin, job well done.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#9 posted 01-17-2021 10:18 PM

I’m definitely going to have to make one of these for my wife. Very cool and nicely done.

-- It's easy when you know how - but that's the hard part. Ontario, Canada

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