Rolling Pin

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Project by Cedar Furniture Lodge posted 03-02-2013 07:59 PM 2129 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I just go a new lathe this week & it’s been 20 years since I used a wood lathe, so this was mu first project on my new lathe. The wife said she needed a new rolling pin so I said why not, let’s give it a spin.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#1 posted 03-02-2013 08:31 PM

You make me feel bad Todd…I have had a lathe for months now and havent even turned it on. You get one yesterday and are already turning out projects….sheesh…lol Great job there bud!!! May have to get you to come show me how one of them boogers work…

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#2 posted 03-02-2013 09:17 PM

Nice job. Looks like fun. Last time I turned, I was in High School. Many moons ago

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#3 posted 03-03-2013 04:16 AM

That’s great! What kind of tree did you cut down?

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#4 posted 03-03-2013 04:24 AM

Your rolling pin stock appears to be an entire limb from a tree—either a limb or the trunk of a small tree. Therefore you have the central (smallest) growth rings embedded near the center. As your finished rolling pin dries the perimter will crack, likely in several places—not good for rolling dough.

Find dry stock which has been cut off-center from the log. Avoid using species that have open grain (pores) like oaks and walnut. Cherry and hard maple would be ideal choices. If not available, glue several boards together using a water-proof glue. Mineral oil is a good product to use as a finish as it is food-safe and non-toxic. Do NOT put your rolling in in the dishwasher.

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Cedar Furniture Lodge

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#5 posted 03-03-2013 06:36 AM

It was a piece of Hickory that I used out of the fire wood stack.Yes NGK your are correct, but for this test I was not to worried about the type of wood. This was just a test rolling pin to use until I find more of an ideal type of wood. I did how ever put a coat of food grade mineral oil on it to make it look pretty. Thanks every one.

-- "The Cedar King"

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#6 posted 03-03-2013 11:40 AM

Good one Todd, but do you think it’s wise to arm the little woman with that?

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 03-03-2013 11:27 PM

Nice rolling pin. That’ll get the job done!!

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

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#8 posted 03-05-2013 03:07 PM

Looks good and you are set to making more beautiful rolling pins. Way to go!

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