Make A Fancy Wooden Rolling Pin

Make a fancy wooden rolling pin for those special cooks in your life.  They will love the rolling pins and you will have a great time making them.   If they don’t bake any more, make a hanging bracket and let them display the rolling pin as part of their kitchen decor.

They are easy to make and you don’t even have to be a good wood turner.  If you have a lathe and are at all experienced, you can turn a rolling pin.  The fun thing about them is that there are an infinite number of designs.  I make them about 19″ long and about 2 1/2″ in diameter, but there is nothing sacred about those dimensions.  You can make them any size and shape you like.

I have attached two pictures of finished pins.  Look at them and think, what would it look like if I used 3/4″ or 1/8″ wood instead of 3/8″ like I used.  What would it look like if I cut the blank in half lengthwise and turned one side around and then glued them back together.  What would it look like if instead of cutting it in half and inserting a contrasting colored wood on 2 sides to make a cross, I cut it in half on all 4 sides, or if I made 2 parallel  cuts instead of a cross.  There are so many variations that it never gets old.  I’m sure you will enjoy making them.


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I have also attached a link to a video that will give you some more information on how I build a rolling pin like these pictured.



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