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  1. French Rolling Pin w/Celtic Knot

    This is the first French rolling pin I made with the Celtic knot in it. Thanks to Lew for sharing the secret in cutting the blank for inserts. It is maple with a walnut knot and there is some turquoise inlaid in the imperfections that would not turn out. it is 1 3/4" x 13" long and finished...
  2. Rolling in the dough from the crib...

    ...no, not the green kind of dough. A few weeks ago, a neighbor down the street had an old crib that she was getting rid of. Evidently, it was not safe for re-sale and wanted to know if I was interested in it. "Of course"....I hate to see wood go to waste. After busting it down into pieces - it...
  3. Few of my projects

    Just a few of my handcrafted items I wanted to share. from Handcrafted by BigHig
  4. Spiral Segmented Rolling Pin

    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...
  5. Loquat French Rolling Pin

    I have loquat trees on my yard, and the seeds from this fruit grow new trees, therefore I have an abundance. I put them aside until they are dry, and then I make utensils for the kitchen.I fixed my lathe,And always wanted a French rolling pin, as I cook a lot. Loquat is great for turning.
  6. Rolling Pin Idea

    I have been working on an idea for some rolling pins. My problem is that I am a one dimensional thinker whose mind resembles a flea market after an earthquake. Although I can get some of the stripes to line up, I am having difficulty figuring out how to align all of them. The strips are thin...
  7. French Rolling Pins

    I took an afternoon to make three French Rolling Pins in Cherry for Christmas gifts. My list is shrinking! Still more to go. These are 15" to 16" long, the limit of my short-bed bowl lathe, darn it. Isn't it the truth, that you think you'll never want another option than the great new machine...
  8. My first rolling pin

    Having getting a bed extension for my mini jet lathe wanted to try a rolling pin. glued up some cherry, maple and ash. Now I know what not to do.
  9. French Rolling Pins

    I made these rolling pins for the show tomorrow to test the market. They are 1 3/4" diameter and 15" long and made from cherry. They have 8" of flat area and then tapered to 1 1/2" at the ends. I think the ends could have been a little smaller diameter to accentuate the tapers more. They are...
  10. Focus on the Workspace
    Hey Gang I just had a conversation with my wife about a book someone told her about called "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing" since I'm the saver and she's the minimalist this subject of tidying up has been brought up before. This subject...
  11. Woodworking Skill Share
    Hello, I have been experimenting with different finishes on the lathe lately, most recently CA glue and love the shine it gives how ever the burning of the eyes and smell are less than desirable. I'm wondering what finishes any one could sagest the typical vessel i do is 3 inches wide?. Also...
  12. Woodworking Skill Share
    Take your mini attachments and connect 3 together. connect your mini attachments to the shop vacuum. put the meat in the quart size freezer ziploc bags and seal them almost all the way. stick the mini attachment peace half way in the freezer bag with the zipper part, snug to the vacuum hose...
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