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This is a project that I have had in mind to make for a long time, but finally had the time and resources. It is a spiral segmented rolling pin made from Western Big Leaf Maple, Honduras Mahogany, Walnut wood, and a poplar dowel. It contains 269 pieces of wood, making it a challenging, yet fun project to do. I wouldn't call it a traditional or a french style rolling pin, but rather a "crossover." It has characteristics of both; it is a little bigger in diameter than a french, but smaller than a traditional. It has the feel of a french, but at the same time a little more heft like a traditional. It has two inch long maple caps on each ends so you can't see the dowel. This rolling pin is around 21" long from end to end.

For those of you who make segmented pens, this is basically like a "big pen." When making spiral segmented pens, you rotate the segments around the pen tube. In this case, I spiraled the segments around the poplar dowel.

Step 1: Make the blank
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End view of blank:


Step 2: Spiral the blank on a dowel. This picture is just prior to turning:


Thank you all for viewing! Any comments or questions are welcome!
-Dale M.

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A very neat and unique rolling pin!
 

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Looks very cool Dale! Lots of work involved but worth it.
 

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Sharp looking. Great job !!! Mel
 

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Thanks guys!
 

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very nice, was great to see how you did it. One could make other variations.
 

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Large ammount of work here, but, outstanding final result. Woods and pattern itself looks fantastic.
 

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That's pretty cool…..GREAT Job !!
 

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Thank you all!
 

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Wow! So cool. Way to be creative, and then execute the idea!
 
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