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    wood for rolling pin

    The boss has stated(demanded) a new rolling pin. Any suggestiong on type of wood.

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    Re: wood for rolling pin

    Hard maple, or beech. I have seen pins made with either. A real trick to tuning rolling pins is to use a router in a carriage mounted to the lathe bed, instead of gouges.

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    Re: wood for rolling pin

    Anything hard and close grained. I've never turned one, but hard maple would be ideal.
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    Re: wood for rolling pin

    Hard Maple is beautimus and sycamore is good too.

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    Mike, wow that is beautiful!

    Here is one I made of cherry and purpleheart. I made it for me.


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    Re: wood for rolling pin

    Mark,

    I have some hard maple you can have if you can bring some chunks of walnut from Hendersonville when you do the sharpening workshop.
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    Re: wood for rolling pin

    Mike Ill be glad to if I dont have to work. Verry nice examples of pins from all.I am thimking I might turn it as one piece . Any thought on this?

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    Re: wood for rolling pin

    Mark,

    One piece is a lot easier to make. A little different to use. Better ask your wife what she likes.

    I have one last piece of that tiger maple, it's yours if you can use it. May be a little short for a one piece. Have some more plain maple that will work fine just not as pretty.

    Pick a day and I'll have a class for you, two days if you want. I really need to get that walnut moved if there's any chance you could help.
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    Re: wood for rolling pin

    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Davis View Post
    Hard Maple is beautimus and sycamore is good too.

    Beautiful pin Mike. I bet Pam loves it. Or is it too pretty to use?

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    No Bill, that was a wedding present for a couple I work with.
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    Hard maple x3

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    Re: wood for rolling pin

    Mike Ill see what we can work out after I get back to work. Who has Walnut?

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