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EricRN

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I’ve been trying to practice with the skew. Goals: Getting through a project without a major, destructive catch. Getting a smooth surface so I can start my sanding at 180. Still working on both but these French rolling pins are good practice. (My wife wanted to buy on. I said, “I can make that!”). Top is cherry. Bottom is maple. I finished them with a couple thick coats of walnut oil and then my homemade blend of oil and wax.
 

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Those look pretty good. What size blanks did you start with? I’m planning to try some rolling pins myself.
 

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Those look pretty good. What size blanks did you start with? I’m planning to try some rolling pins myself.
2 inch square. The cherry is a bit thinner because I had a huge catch. Had to turn it down to get rid of the divot but I like the thinner look now that I see them in person. The blanks were 30 in long. I cut the maple in half for two 15-inch pins. The cherry I cut into 18- and 12-inch lengths.
The final length on the cherry is a bit shorter because I lost 3/8 or so on each side when I parted off. For the maple, I used filler on the holes where the centers dug in. I will do the former on future pins as the filler didn’t look great.
 

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2 inch square. The cherry is a bit thinner because I had a huge catch. Had to turn it down to get rid of the divot but I like the thinner look now that I see them in person. The blanks were 30 in long. I cut the maple in half for two 15-inch pins. The cherry I cut into 18- and 12-inch lengths.
The final length on the cherry is a bit shorter because I lost 3/8 or so on each side when I parted off. For the maple, I used filler on the holes where the centers dug in. I will do the former on future pins as the filler didn’t look great.
Thanks - I appreciate the info!
 
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