Irish Rolling Pin.

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Project by BobWemm posted 03-07-2013 11:55 AM 3891 views 2 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I post this IRISH ROLLING PIN with tongue in cheek. My Mother is of Irish descent, so I hope that any Irish members will not be offended with this piece.

In Australia we like to make jokes about different races of people and the Irish are probably the bearers of the majority of these jokes. They are made in the lightest intention.

The piece of wood is local building pine and the rolling pin is 2 inches square and about 18 inches across the handles.

Not surprisingly, it is not much good for pastry work but can inflict severe pain when one is sneaking home in the middle of the night from the pub.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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#1 posted 03-07-2013 12:09 PM

Sweet. Where I come from, this is a Polish rolling pin. LOL watch your mother doesn’t use this on you.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 03-07-2013 12:57 PM

No matter where you from that thing could inflict gross pain. Haaa Haaa

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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#3 posted 03-07-2013 01:23 PM

Loved the story and that rolling pin makes a big statement when it comes to causing pain!
My mom had an old leather barber strop she used to inflict her message of disagreement, ouch!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 03-07-2013 01:57 PM

Hey Bob, Neat rolling pin, being Polish myself, I know what Oldtool is talking about. They are great for making square cookies. See Tony, It’s like you told me, that one could drive a 16 penny spike in a board, and post it to Lj’s, and get some nice comments.. I do love the humor though makes this 10 inches of snow that we have laying around on the ground only seem like 9

-- Rockbuster,Ft. Wayne,In It is far better to remain silent, and appear the fool, than it is to open ones mouth, and remove all doubt.

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#5 posted 03-07-2013 02:24 PM

Nice rolling pin, the moral of this story is to make sure you leave the pub before your feet begin to stutter so
bad that you can not sneak quietly into your own house. Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 80 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#6 posted 03-07-2013 03:51 PM

Love it! Need to make one for the mother-in-law.

-- christopheralan

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#7 posted 03-07-2013 06:13 PM

Need to make one for my daughter. The only reason she has a kitchen is because the house came with one!

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#8 posted 03-07-2013 06:42 PM

That’s a Cape Breton rolling pin where I come from but in Cape Breton, they call it a Newfoundland rolling pin.

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#9 posted 03-07-2013 08:15 PM

I know my wife would like one of these Bob. Good laugh and an easy turning project.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#10 posted 03-07-2013 10:04 PM

hi bob so that is where i was going wrong and why i was not even able to give my rolling pins away never mind trying to sell them my-ins ware turned ROUND ///////////////// when the should have been made like YOURS /////////////////


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#11 posted 03-07-2013 10:16 PM

Yep years ago in the 70s here in the states is was Polish folks who got all the ribbing. I remember back then I asked a friend if he wanted to hear a polish joke,he said NO I’m Polish.Then I said that’s alright I’ll tell you it very slowly :))
Sorry about that my Polish friends.
Fun project Bob,good job.

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#12 posted 03-07-2013 11:23 PM

I resemble that remark! Lol.

-- "I get more done in a week, than most do before 9am"

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#13 posted 03-08-2013 03:20 AM

St Patty’s day is coming up then everybody will be Irish .

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#14 posted 03-08-2013 05:15 AM

I could use that to make St Patricks’s day cookies, yes?

-- Natalie - My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I don't like to go there alone.

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#15 posted 03-08-2013 12:45 PM

Thanks for enjoying the post.

Never thought about St. Patricks Day coming soon, might have to make a couple more, there could be a rush.


-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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